Film Programme Spring 2012

Transition Hull Film Showings 

SAT 24 March:  Gasland 

Film about the controversial Fracking technique           

 SAT 28 April:    H2Oil   

Film about environmentally destructive oil extraction from Canadian Tar Sands

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

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.

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

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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