From the Cinema on Streatham Common Last October
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Tuesday 3rd May, 7.30pm
The Hideaway 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, SW16 2BF
Join us for a South London pedal powered screening of
The Economics of Happiness…
“A powerful film that cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent!” David Suzuki
£5 entry, please book a place by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
…followed by a discussion with Andrew Simms
‘a master at joined-up progressive thinking’ New Scientist
The New Economics Foundation
an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being
10th October 2010
Starting at 7:30pm
South West Corner
(opposite Sainsbury’s SW16 3PY)
Pay What You Can
More film info:
To support the 10:10:10 campaign, Sustainable Streatham (SuS) are showing the animated french comedy “BelleVille Rendez-Vous”. The cinema is supplied by Magnificent Revolution, and will be pedal-powered by volunteers for the film’s 80 minutes duration, so bring your bikes too !
Tent capacity with seating is around 100 people, and we will be selling cakes & soft drinks on the night. We would appreciate donations to cover the costs, and to support SuS. The event has been made possible with the support of Green Community Champions & Streatham Town Centre Management.
Special Showing of former Vice President Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is a documentary film focusing on his personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A long time advocate for the environment, Gore presents an array of facts and information in a compelling way. It’s not a story of despair but a rally cry to protect the earth we all share. Must see/see again!
Followed by post show Q&A.
Find out more & watch trailer:
Find out impact film has had:
We can do more. This film reminds us why.
The SuS film group are delighted to announce that the next film screening will be the excellent Food, Inc. – the controversial exposé of large scale agricultural food production in the United States and it’s damaging effects on our health and ecology. The screening will take place at 8pm on Tuesday 23 February at the Streatham Odeon. Entry will be £5 on the night.
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, herbicide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won’t go bad, but we also have new strains of E. coli—the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults.
(extract taken from www.foodincmovie.com)
Get a sneak preview. Watch the trailer.
Our next film event is now confirmed. We will be screening Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand at the Streatham Business Centre (1 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, Streatham, SW16 2ED) on Friday 4 December at 7.30pm.
Home is a visually-stunning 90 minute documentary that takes us on an aerial view of over 50 different countries, displaying some of the most breathtaking imagery our planet has to offer. Narrator Glenn Close explains how our planet’s borderless ecosystem is an endangered species, and that the resources we’ve been continuously farming (especially within the last hundred years or so) are on the verge of being depleted.
The documentary shows the awful truths regarding our impact on the Earth, but also what we are now doing to combat and reverse it: including renewable energy; the creation of more national parks; international co-operation between various nations on environmental issues and the extra education; and reforms across the globe in response to the current problems facing the earth.
As the world leaders prepare for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on December 7th, SuS aims to enlighten and engage on a local level with this major global issue. We plan to show the film and hold a discussion afterwards around what positive steps we, as a community, can take. So come and join us at the Streatham Business Centre on Friday 4 December at 7.30pm.
Sustainable Streatham (Film)