An energizing courtroom drama about the pioneers of climate litigation.
‘Duty of Care’ tells the exclusive inside story of Roger Cox, the Dutch lawyer who initiated the groundbreaking climate trials against the government and the oil and gas giant Shell. These two landmark rulings led to an international wave of successful climate cases.
Our aim is to spread the benign virus of climate justice through the courts.
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Our dream is for this message to reach everyone involved in law, justice, climate, and sustainability. We aim to inspire lawyers and legal professionals around the world to initiate and win climate litigations in their own countries. Help us spread the message and organize your own screening.
This movie was made through pro-bono work, and it now incurs significant costs to set up a global outreach campaign. Our dream is for this story to have a worldwide impact and inspire lawyers around the world. Your welcome contribution will help us to spread the word and strengthen the movement.
As a longtime climate activist Nic Balthazar has produced and directed several environmental docs and audiovisual projects that helped grow the climate movement in Belgium.
The big ask
2006 ‘The Big Ask’, a visionary short film where sand animation turns into live-animation with 5.000 people (!) who try to explain what ‘runaway climate change’ means, and ask for a Climate Law. In collaboration with “Friends of the Earth”
Dance for the Climate
2008 In the run-up to the Copenhagen COP, 10.000 people learn and perform a choreography, to music gracefully lent out by U2. The project brings all the environmental and climate NGO’s together in the ‘Climate Coalition’.
Sing for the Climate
2012 Almost half a million people in over 40 countries join in in this Climate karaoke, to the melody of ‘Bella Ciao’, with new lyrics ‘Do It Now’ making it into an environmental anthem. See www.singfortheclimate.com. The movement is still growing!
Clap for the Climate
2019 A sort of Climate Viking Clap at Summer festivals, with a clip to make clear how little time there was left to avert a climate catastrophe.
Lawyer for the Climate
2020 As one of the 11 founders of the Belgian Climate Case, Nic Balthazar tried to set up an original way of drawing attention to the start of the hearing, by having people all over the country film their silent standstill protest, dressed up in improvised ‘robes’.