New Delhi: There is no panacea or quick fix to tackle climate change. Just the right kind of conversations and interventions are key. Through ‘How to blow up a pipeline We’re trying to provoke the right conversation on this burning issue, said the film’s director, Daniel Goldhaber.
Interacting with the media and festival delegates at PIB’s “Table Talk” session on the sidelines of the 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa, Daniel Goldhaber made it clear that the film has no intention of supporting or investigating environmental extremism . “We are trying to understand why some are being pushed to engage in environmental extremism. It also tries to speak openly about the consequences of such extreme actions,” he added. The film had its Asian premiere at IFFI53.
Daniel emphasized that conversations about climate change and tactics to address it are very limited, adding: “Such conversations are overwhelmingly held by companies and countries that are benefiting from the impacts of climate change.”
Stressing that the climate problem is an ocean that we haven’t really explored, Daniel said that the consequences of climate change are not felt immediately by the countries that cause it, but in other places in another part of the planet . “We have a tremendous responsibility to deal with this,” he added.
‘How to blow up a pipeline’- A The tight and timely thriller tells the story of a group of young environmental activists who, with their radical determination, dare to carry out a mission to sabotage an oil pipeline. They participate in the act in return for the acts the system has done that led to the climate crisis.
The film is an adaptation of the 2021 book by Andreas Malm. How to Blow Up a Pipeline – Learning to Fight in a World of Fire’. Corresponding Daniel, the book is essentially trying to advocate that every social justice movement in global history over the past few decades has had at least a component of property destruction and sabotage. “By making a film about the book, we wanted to see what would happen if we dramatized the subject matter, even though it’s fundamentally different from the book,” he added.
Daniel Goldhaber shared the reason for making a film on an issue that is the defining issues of our time, saying he’s always looked for a story about climate activism as he’s so used to the subject. “My parents are climate scientists. I grew up in an environment where I know about climate change and the activism that comes with it.”
Sharing his joy at showing his film at IFFI53, Daniel said the film is an American film based entirely on an American concept borrowed from a European book, but it’s always great to see the film in Asian and other countries because the problem is universal.
About the film
Synopsis: A group of young environmental activists undertake a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline in this tight and timely thriller, part risky heist, part radical exploration of the climate crisis.
Daniel Goldhaber is a director, writer and producer based in Los Angeles and New York. He graduated from Harvard University, where he majored in Visual and Environmental Studies. Goldhaber’s first feature film was “Cam” (2018). Goldhaber was named as one of the filmmakers
How to Blow Up a Pipeline premiered in the Platform Section of the Toronto International Film Festival.