Saturday 19 October 2019

Cheltenham Transition Town film screenings

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A diverse series of free films with a green emphasis will be shown at The Footsteps Cafe in Cheltenham this autumn.

From ecological farming in the Forest of Dean to oil crisis in Cuba and climate talks in Copenhagen, the Cheltenham Transition Town charity has scheduled a diverse calendar of free film screenings fit for all this autumn.

Sure to attract a diverse crowd of eco-minded individuals, the green films are being shown on most Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons at The Footsteps Cafe in Cheltenham.

Promising to be both educating and enlightening, organisers say that small donations for the film screenings are welcome and that Fairtrade drinks and snacks will be for sale.


A Farm for the Future

Tuesday 28 September at 7pm and Thursday 30 September 2010 at 1pm

While trying transform her farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking realised just how much food production in the UK is dependent on cheap fossil fuel. Her film shows how she sets out to explore ways of farming in a low-energy future.


In Transition: From Oil Dependence to Local Resilience

Tuesday 5 October 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 7 October 2010 at 1pm

Described as an introductory film about the Transition movement, this imaginative hour-long film shows a snap shot of how communities around the world are responding to peak oil and climate change.


Permaculture in Practice: Ecologically Sound Living – By Design

Tuesday 12 October 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 14 October 2010 at 1pm

This 48-minute film shows how a back garden in Hampshire, a housing estate in Bradford, a community co-op in Devon and a small farm in the Forest of Dean all tackle permaculture in a unique and inspirational way.


The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Tuesday 19 October 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 21 October at 1pm

Described as ‘the story of the Cuban people’s hardship after they lost access to Soviet oil in the 1990s,’ this film shows a triumph of ingenuity over adversity through co-operation, conservation and community, and is offered as a model of moving to a more sustainable society.


The Turning Point: A Return To Community

Monday 25 October 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 28 October 2010 at 1pm

Spanning expert opinions about peak oil and resilience, rediscovering community, and the Cuban experience, this film is described as a great introduction to a range of ecological subjects.


A Convenient Truth: A Story of Hope from Curitiba, Brazil

Tuesday 2 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 4 November 2010 at 1pm

Organisers say that this important and uplifting film about the Brazillian city of Curitiba, shows how poverty, flooding, waste, transport and slum problems have been tackled using political will and ground breaking ideas.


Dig for Victory

Tuesday 9 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 11 November 2010 at 1pm

Drawing on an extensive archive this film explores the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign, one of the most successful campaigns introduced by the Government during World War II, which encouraged families to transform their gardens into allotments to grow vegetables. By 1943 Britain had 1.4 million allotments producing over one million tonnes of vegetables a year.


Beyond the Tipping Point

Tuesday 16 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 18 November 2010 at 1pm

Including footage from the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, this film explores exactly what is meant when a point after which all action comes too late is predicated – whether it be to save the human species, civilisation, or simply the lifestyles to which we have become accustomed.


Energy Crossroads: A Burning Need to Change Course

Tuesday 23 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 25 November 2010 at 1pm

As the global population’s appetite for energy rises, resources are depleted and global warming continues to be the most pressing issues facing humanity today, this film focuses on the US situation and asks what can be done.


Money as Debt

Tuesday 30 November 2010 at 7pm and Thursday 2 December at 1pm

An entertaining and animated feature by graphic artist Paul Grignon, this film explains simply what organisers describe as the ‘magically perverse debt money system’. It considers the rise of banking and argues that without money reform, all attempts at sustainability are doomed to failure.

Event:
Cheltenham Transition Town film screenings
Venue
The Footsteps Café, 16 Portland Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2PB
Dates:
Tuesday 28 September 2010; Thursday 30 September 2010; Tuesday 5 October 2010; Thursday 7 October 2010; Tuesday 12 October 2010; Thursday 14 October 2010; Tuesday 19 October 2010; Thursday 21 October 2010; Monday 25 October 2010; Thursday 28 October 2010; Tuesday 2 November 2010; Thursday 4 November 2010; Tuesday 9 November 2010; Thursday 11 November 2010; Tuesday 16 November 2010; Thursday 18 November 2010; Tuesday 23 November 2010; Thursday 25 November 2010; Tuesday 30 November 2010; Thursday 2 December 2010
Times:
See above for specific timings
Admission:
Free of charge
Telephone:
(01242) 577671

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