On October 11, 2016, award-winning documentary filmmaker Deia Schlosberg was arrested in North Dakota while filming an activist with Climate Direct Action as he turned off a TransCanada oil sands pipeline crossing from Canada into the United States. It was one of five actions that shut down all pipelines carrying tar sands into the U.S. from Canada that day.
In an exclusive interview with DeSmog, Schlosberg shares her experience, including what it’s like being a reporter facing felony accounts with a potential maximum sentence of 45 years, her reaction when Edward Snowden tweeted about her, and a message for other journalists covering climate change and the oil and gas industry. “I did not ever intend to be the story. It’s safe on this side of the camera usually,” Schlosberg told DeSmog.
What follows is our Q&A with Schlosberg, which has been edited slightly for clarity and length.
Read the entire interview at the source: Exclusive: Q&A with Filmmaker Deia Schlosberg on Her Arrest While Filming an Activist Shutting Down a Tar Sands Pipeline | DeSmogBlog
So hard to believe that she’s charged with a felony. So wrong.