Welcome to our regular film event
You are warmly invited to Green on The Screen @ Moors Bar
Free entry - pay what you can click for map
We show films concerned with Green issues, Food, Sustainability etc
in a 'World Cafe' setting
3rd Wednesday, every two months: doors open 7pm (Films from 8pm)
Let us serve you a warming soup with bread (£4) and a dessert (£3) during the interval.
Please buy a drink from the bar to support our host, Andy James, owner of our excellent venue: Moors Bar , 57 Park Rd, Crouch End, N8 8SY
Wednesday 25th September 2013
The film follows Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying.
Facing community opposition and personal doubts, Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect.
Across the globe in northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own “David and Goliath” struggle against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida.
A young mother and native Denè, Deranger struggles with family challenges while campaigning tirelessly against the Tar Sands and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent.
And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems.
Harman finds his inspiration in the natural world’s profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming, but will it work?
Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.
Poppy Pickard (Fairtrade Haringey) will lead a brief discussion looking at how the film inspires us to action
Places could very well be limited so do let us know that you will be there.
PRESS REACTIONVARIETY - “Three environmental activists around the globe are profiled in ELEMENTAL and their efforts are duly inspiring and the related issues imposing… an interesting view of eco-warriors at work… Editing smoothly weaves between the three strands, with assembly polished in other
departments as well, notably an expansive string-based original score.”
VILLAGE VOICE - “Fascinating…Insightful…Stunningly shot”
NEW YORK TIMES - “This sensitively scored film complicates the typical missionary’s-progress arc by acknowledging its would-be heroes’ weaknesses and the day-to-day obstacles to doing good.”
WASHINGTON POST - “Three fascinating profiles…ELEMENTAL speaks to the importance of protecting the natural elements: water, air, earth. It’s a beautifully filmed piece, even when it’s showing us white clouds of pollutants billowing out of a smokestack.”
SF WEEKLY - “Elegant… A triptych of profiles in courage”
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