Film Programme Spring 2012

Transition Hull Film Showings 

SAT 24 March:  Gasland 

Film about the controversial Fracking technique                     http://gaslandthemovie.com/about-the-film

 SAT 28 April:    H2Oil   

Film about environmentally destructive oil extraction from Canadian Tar Sands http://h2oildoc.com/home/about-the-film

The showings take place on Saturday afternoons and are free.  The venue is the Boulevard Village Hall, Boulevard, Hull HU3 3EJ. Doors open 2.15 pm for a 2.30 pm start. The films are followed by tea and homemade cakes and the opportunity for discussion.

This year’s first showing took place in January, when we showed a film about economic localisation called The Economics of Happiness . This was about the need to limit globalisation and move away from the emphasis on economic growth, illustrated by lots of information and examples of what’s wrong with our consumer-led society.  The benefits, values and skills communities risk losing were highlighted, and the idea of Gross National Happiness (as introduced in Bhutan) was  outlined. See http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/about-the-film

Before the main feature we showed a short local film,  I wish I went to Ecuador, made by children at Bricknell primary school. It is an animated documentary that takes you into the Ecuadorian rainforest.  It’s a charming and thoughtful film which can be seen in its entirety on the web.  The film was inspired by a teacher’s visit to Ecuador as part of the One Hull of a Rainforest campaign. http://www.onehullofarainforest.co.uk/?page_id=13

In February we showed Growing Green, a film about sustainable growing methods. It dealt with composting and mulching to recycle nutrients and retain moisture, and with a 4 year rotation cycle of potatoes, legumes, brassicas and roots. There were quite a few ideas in the film, even for regular gardeners. 

After Growing Green we showed a beautiful short animated film called The Man Who Planted Trees, a modern parable for today’s environmetally-challenged society. It can be seen on the web at http://vimeo.com/19426214

Transition Hull has a library of DVDs on environmental topics which we lend out. Come to our next meeting or contact Jenny on 845356.

 

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