What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Green Screen Solar Cinema returns to Shelley Theatre for a special World Environment Day screening of this documentary film. Special guests End Ecocide will host a discussion in the auditorium after the film about the issues raised.
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction best-seller. The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
End Ecocide on Earth is a grass-roots movement aimed at recognising the destruction of ecosystems as an international Crime Against Peace. Ecocide is already prohibited during war time but legal in peace. Time has come to change that and ensure accountability of decision-makers responsible for large-scale destruction of ecosystems, the very basis of life on earth. We are a network of volunteers working across the world for the recognition of Ecocide.
Director Jerry Rothwell attended a solar powered British Science Week screening of his film How to Change the World in Bournemouth last week (Thursday 17th March). The documentary film charts the origins of the Greenpeace ecology organisation and has been winning awards globally for it’s portrayal of ‘twelve hippies in a boat’ that created environmental activism in the 1970s.
To their credit the media-savvy, ramshackle, and often-psychedelic crew of journalists, divers, sailors and ecologists recorded and documented their voyages and encounters on the ship Phyllis Cormack at ‘truth 24 frames per second’. Their mission was to create a ‘Mind Bomb’ an iconic image or moment that could go global within 24hours of the event happening. That’s the equivalent of going ‘viral’ in todays interconnected world.
The success of How To Change The World is being sustained by the modern environmental movement. A conduit or coming of age movie for environmentalism as it prepares to take on new challenges in the 21st century. The open-ended nature of the film acts a blueprint for newcomers – would be activists and a looking glass for the seasoned campaigner. The How to Change website features stories and articles from activists around the world and not just from Greenpeace.
From the very beginning this films stirs the blood, it resonates with iconic imagery and real-life ecological super heroes. These characters their personal differences, strength and weaknesses are laid bare. But all that’s insignificant in comparison to the pain and suffering of the natural world they seek to protect. All in a days work when it comes to pushing oneself to the limits to make change happen.
Eventually success gets the better of them. The Greenpeace organisation grows exponentially leaving the founding members behind. This is their story as it happened from the very start and Jerry Rothwell has handled the material incredibly well. The HD version of the film plays at 24 fps to preserve the integrity of the original film archive and is available to watch now on Netflix.
A very special British Science Week solar powered screening of How to Change the World will be taking place at Bournemouth Shelley Theatre on March 17th (St.Patricks Day). This radical environmental film charts the success of eco-activist pioneer Richard Hunter and his unorthodox methods to challenge the establishment that gave birth to the organisation known as Greenpeace. Director Jerry Rathwell has drawn on over 40 years of behind the scenes, draw-dropping and dramatic archive footage to make this one of the must-see documentaries of the decade.
Ecotainment! in collaboration with Greenpeace are proud to present this inaugural Green Screen Cinema. An environmental film night & social event to pull together like minded individuals from across society. This blueprint for change has been brought to you with support from our sponsors Blackmore Ricotech Recycling, Eco Sustainable Solutions & Bournemouth University.