DOC Responds to recent arrests of US documentary filmmakers

Documentary Organization of Canada Expresses Concern Over Recent Arrests of US Documentary Filmmakers.

Click here to download DOC's statement.

Sign this petition to have charges dropped against Deia Schlosberg:

UPDATE: December 1, 2016

Charges against filmmaker Deia Schlosberg suspended.

From filmmaker Deia Schlosberg:

"I do have an update that I'd like to share: my prosecution has been officially suspended by the state of North Dakota. Which is to say, the State acknowledged that I am an established filmmaker and that no public interest would be served by continuing the prosecution.

There are still certainly many questions about press freedom that need to be addressed, particularly in light of the recent election, but I'm thankful that in my case the state of North Dakota has recognized that simply doing my job should not be criminalized.

I look forward to turning my attention back to telling the story of the action itself, which, in solidarity with those at Standing Rock, seeks to bring light to the climate emergency and resulting humanitarian crisis that's already occurring."


HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD cameraman Steve Liptay was also reporting on the Shut It Down action and has been charged with two misdemeanours in Minnesota. The State of Minnesota continues to pursue the charges against him. He is fighting the charges on the grounds it was his first amendment right to report on the action. You can support his legal fund HERE.

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