Thursday, 1 September 2011

Film Festival 2012

After the success of our previous Green Film Festival we are to preparing to screen another month long festival in February 2012.  Rather than us picking the films, we decided to allow members of the public to vote for the 4 films. The vote was a good opportunity to raise awareness of  the festival and Beatrice was featured on prime time Radio Sheffield.

The 6 films to choose from included H2Oil which looks at the impact of tar sand extraction in Canada on the environment and water resources. Another energy based film, Gasland, looks at the impact of gas production and fracking. The food and habitat film was Queen of the Sun and focuses on the plight of the bees. Collapse explores Michael Ruppert’s apocalyptic vision of the future, spanning the crises in economics, energy, environment and more. On a positive note, Economics of Happiness describes a world moving in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalisation and corporate power. At the same time communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies. Finally, Into Eternity looks at nuclear waste which must be kept isolated from human beings and other live organisms for at least 100,000 years into the future.

The winners of the vote were:
1 Queen of the Sun
2 Economics of Happiness
3 Gaslands
4 H2Oil

We would be very pleased to see you at the festival. The showings are Wednesday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of February 2012 at the Central United Reformed Church in Sheffield City Centre (opposite the Crucible theatre). Arrive from 6pm to get a hot drink and cake before the  film starts at 6.30pm. Please display the poster included in this newsletter where you can and visit our website for the latest details.