A day of film screenings and discussion centered around the theme of the environment and ecological issues. This is a chance to learn about and reflect upon humanity’s relationship with the ecology of planet earth. Come and join us for a review of the key ecological challenges facing the planet and threatening our survival: Why are these occurring? What are the causes? and what can be done about all of this?
Morning sessions 10-2:
Peak Oil and Food
With the world’s oil supply starting to peak and eventually decline, this session will give a comprehensive view of the importance of oil globally, the impact of oil shortages, and potential alternatives for the future. Includes ‘A Crude Awakening’, ‘The Future of Food’ and ‘A Farm for the Future’.
This session will assess the impact of climate change on our global ecology, how our lifestyles need to be addressed, and the gap between scientific knowledge and political will to act. Includes ‘David Attenborough: ‘The Truth About Climate Change”, ‘Reach for the Sky: Aviation and Climate Change’ and ‘Planet Earth: We Have a Problem’.
* Lunchtime food from Veggies and stalls by various university societies and environmental groups.
* 2.45pm – Plenary session in C11 -short film and group discussion.
Afternoon sessions 3.15-7pm:
Ecology and Humanity
How has modern society’s relationship with the planet become so destructive? What is the future for humanity? Also followed by some oil related comedy with some hilarious and shocking insights. Includes ‘The 11th Hour’, ‘Koyannisquatsi: A Life Out of Balance’, and ‘Rob Newman’s History of Oil’.
Activism and Alternatives
Be inspired and find out what people are doing right now to tackle climate change. This session will show the variety of ways that people have taken the issue into their own hands, ranging from inventive uses of waste materials, to setting up a sustainable camp for action. Includes ‘The Convenient Solution’, ‘The Coconut Revolution’, short films about this year’s Camp for Climate Action, and ‘Ancient Futures’.
Hope you can come along and get involved in some marathon ecological documentary sessions!