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2 June - The Agro Rebel - Sepp Holzer
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3 Feb The Pig Business - Tracy Worcester


Wednesday 1st August 2012

Welcome to our monthly film event

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INVITES YOU TO A SCREENING OF
97% OWNED

A simple solution to the debt crisis

on the roof of Budgens Crouch End at:
Food from the Sky logo

Moors Bar

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Wednesday 1st August
roofspace open @ 8pm - come early and settle in!
   We expect to start the screening at dusk (around 8:45pm).
This event will be cancelled if it rains. The July event was cancelled as it was too wet.
Please bring snacks and drinks to share (and your own cup).
Food from the Sky will be selling the following food plants direct from the roof:
  Calendula(£1.49), Tomato(£1.99/£2.50), Pea, Courgette, Squash and Pumpkin(all £1.99).

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about the screening

When money drives almost all activity on the planet, it's essential that we understand it. Yet simple questions often get overlooked - questions like:
Where does money come from?
Who creates it?
Who decides how it gets used?
And what does that mean for the millions of ordinary people who suffer when money and finance breaks down?
97% Owned (the Directors Cut of his documentary 'Positive Money') reveals how money is at the root of our current social and economic crisis. Featuring frank interviews and commentary from economists, campaigners and former bankers, it exposes the privatised, debt-based monetary system that gives banks the power to create money, shape the economy, cause crises and push house prices out of reach.


Fact-based and clearly explained, it shows how the power to create money is the piece of the puzzle that economists were missing when they failed to predict the crisis.
The documentary lasts for an hour.
 


Productive/Unproductive



Two boys talking You've never played Banking?  It's easy - first you give me the ball, then I charge you every time you want to play with the ball. I'll also charge you if you want to give the ball to someone else, and a small monthly fee for holding on to your ball.


Watch the trailer


This month we're holding Green on the Screen outside, on the roof at Food from the Sky - go up the stairs in the far corner of the Car Park off Crouch Hall Road

Wednesday 6th June 2012
Just Do It
a tale of modern-day outlaws


“a smart, funny, adrenalised portrait of 21st century activism” Danny Leigh, The Guardian (review)
“Rousing stuff” **** EMPIRE
Director Emily James spent over a year embedded in activist groups to document their clandestine activities.’Just Do It’ takes you on an astonishing journey behind the scenes of a community of people who refuse to sit back and allow the destruction of their world.

Read the Climate Rush Guide to 'Designing your own Action'
Program: 7pm - arrive and eat if you want to.
approx 8pm - Screening (90 minutes long).
approx 9:30 pm - A facilitated discussion (in a 'World Cafe' setting)


Wednesday 2nd May 2012
Voices of Cohousing
a new way of living in cities

One of today’s biggest paradoxes is that half of the world’s population lives in cities, yet many feel lonely and do not know their neighbours…

Imagine 20 households, each with its own dwelling, but all sharing some common rooms and activities. Urban and rural cohousing schemes make life easier and more fun for both adults and children,
while preserving privacy. This documentary, based on interviews conducted in 14 cohousings, shows that another life is possible. This dvd also has a 22 min. practical advice section.

from Jonathan Dawson: "This is an attractive film that tells the story of the modern cohousing movement through the voices of people in Scandinavia and northern Europe who actually live in cohousing settlements. It is accessible, clear, well-structured and should be of great interest, especially to those who are new to the cohousing phenomenon. The many advantages of cohousing life - a strong sense of community, a great place to bring up kids and to grow old, working towards having a lower footprint - are well covered and illustrated. This film is a little gem of simple story-teling."


View the trailer
Program: 7pm - arrive and eat if you want to.
8pm - Screening (44 minutes long).
9pm - A facilitated discussion (in a 'World Cafe' setting),
led by Jeremy Green and Ruth Schamroth from http://nlshp.org/




Wednesday 4th April 2012
Water, the Great Mystery
   


 A film about water, the most amazing yet least studied substance.
From time immemorial,
scientists, philosophers and theologians tried to understand its explicit and implicit properties, which are phenomenal, beyond the common physical laws of nature.
See the DVD on Amazon
See the trailer and meet the cast here



Wednesday 7th March 2012
Economics of Happiness
‘Going local’ is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world
-our ecosystems, our societies and our selves
The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance' and, far from the old institutions of power, they're starting to forge a very different future.
The film lasts for 68 minutes.
The film features a chorus of voices calling for systemic economic change, including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben,and Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibetʹs government in exile.

“Whilst some predict ‘Oscar’, others say this will do for the localization/globalization schism what
An Inconvenient Truth did to help understand climate change.” 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1687905/

Trailer - 3 minute version

Synopsis:
‘The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for
systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two
opposing directions. On the one hand, government and Big Business continue to promote
globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world
people are resisting those policies, demanding a re‐regulation of trade and finance ‐ and, far
from the old institutions of power, theyʹre starting to forge a very different future. Communities
are coming together to re‐build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new
paradigm ‐ an economics of localization.

Trailer - 6 minute version


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Wednesday 1st February 2012
In Transition 1.0 - the Movie
Doors open @ 7pm  - come early and network!
   We expect to start the screening at 8pm after serving those who wish to eat.
To choose from our delicious menu of mainly local food,
PLEASE order when you arrive!
from oil dependance to local resilience

Transition is about communities around the world responding to peak oil & climate change with creativity, imagination & humour; setting about rebuilding local economies & communities. 
Followed by a discussion around the theme of the film in a 'world cafe' setting. 
All welcome - get involved in your local community.

Wednesday 7th December 2011
Crouch End in shorts

Celebrate the year with us - Doors open @ 6:30 - come early and network!
   We expect to start the screening after serving those who wish to eat.
To choose from our delicious menu of mainly local food,

PLEASE order when you arrive!

SHORT FILM PROGRAMME:
Short films illustrating local projects

Community Supported Agriculture
The Meadow Orchard Project
Knowing Through Growing
Food Cycle

INTERVAL
Time for a dessert from our menu and a drink from the bar...

Haringey Churches Winter Night Shelter
A year of Green on the Screen
Community Fire Celebration
Edible Landscapes London
The Compost Giveaway
Food from the Sky

All proceeds in aid of the Haringey Churches Winter Night Shelter
SANTA’S SUSTAINABLE SACK
We invite you to bring a wrapped 'no longer needed' recycled gift.
We'll exchange gifts after the film screenings.
Anything left over will be donated to the Homeless shelter


November 2011
 





We urge you to come see 'Gasland'.
Oil is now $100 a barrel. Our present system is addicted to fossil fuels but we are running out fast. As a result the system is turning to more and more extreme measures to feed it’s habit. 
In the UK a new method of Shale Gas xtraction method called hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) is being trialled in Blackpool. 
Fracking has already become wide-spread in the United States, where it is destroying the environment and making people’s lives a misery in many places: toxic and radioactive water pollution, tap water you can set on fire, earthquakes ..... It has been banned in New York, New Jersey, Quebec, Friebourg and yet is still being trialled in the UK, where a third of our country sits on 'shales'. 400 wells are planned for Lancashire alone.




 
 


Film this month
'Gasland' explores the issues via the experiences of its US filmmaker Josh Fox, who was asked to lease his land for drilling, and then embarked on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.