Filmmaker Faces 45 Years behind Bars for Filming Pipeline Shutdown

by Admin on October 17, 2016

Deia Schlosberg has been charged with performing acts of civil disobediencepexels-photo-large

Documentary filmmaker Deia Schlosberg has been charged with one Class A felony and two Class C felonies for documenting climate activists turning off valves to stop flow of tar sand oil through five pipelines across the United States.

The incidents took place at Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington State.

Media censorship and restrictions on free speech seem to be arming an increasing trend noticed by criminal defense attorneys and free speech advocates.

Schlosberg’s documentary entitled “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change”, was filmed at a valve station in Walhalla, North Dakota. She was arrested with the activists and her footage was confiscated.

The felonies she was charged with combines to a total sentence of 45 years in prison.

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