Deia Schlosberg, the producer of my new climate change documentary,
ow to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change
was arrested Tuesday in Walhalla, North Dakota for filming a
against a pipeline bringing Canadian tar sands oil into the U.S.
was conducted by Climate Direct Action, but Deia was not part of the group and did not participate in the action, only filmed it. Her film footage was confiscated and she is currently being held in jail.
A spokeswoman for the Pembina County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Schlosberg was being held at the jail but declined to release any further information, referring calls from a Reuters reporter to State’s Attorney Ryan Bialas. Bialas could not immediately be reached for comment on Wednesday.
Deia Schlosberg accepting the award in the Documentary category for “Backyard” at the 35th College Television Awards in 2014.
Here’s my Facebook live video from Tuesday after I learned about Deia’s arrest: