HOW TO BLOW UP A PIPELINE
MQ Hof 8
MQ Arena 21
USA 2023, Fiction, 120 min., OV with german subtitles
Director: Daniel Goldhaber
Starring: Ariela Barer, Kristine Froseth, Lukas Gage, Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane, Jayme Lawson, Marcus Scribner, Jake Weary, Irene Bedard
Script: Ariela Barer, Jordan Sjol, Daniel Goldhaber
Soundtrack: Gavin Brivik
Cinematography: Tehillah De Castro
Editor: Daniel Garber
Six young people meet in a small Texas town: Michael, a lonely Native American, Xochitl and Theo, childhood friends, Hara and Alisha, who know each other from university, and Dwayne, a simple farmer and family man. They are all environmental activists with different backgrounds and are highly involved: in NGOs, at rallies, on the internet and Dwayne in court because the state expropriated him for building a pipeline. Together they plan to sabotage the pipeline at a key transportation hub with home-made bombs. you question their project together. The only thing they agree on is that no outsiders should be harmed. Are you going too far with your plan? What will be the consequences of their actions? Their previous activities have had no effect against the oil industry.
The director, film writer and producer Daniel Goldhaber lives in the USA. He studied at Harvard University, where he also completed "Visual and Environmental Studies". He worked as an assistant editor on the multi-award-winning documentary film “Chasing Ice” (2012), “Bad Kid” (2013) is his first short film, and commissioned works by Netflix, among others, followed. He co-wrote, produced and directed How to Blow Up a Pipeline with Ariela Barar.