An award-winning director is to host a premiere screening of his documentary on climate change at Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking, Stroud on Wednesday, September 29th.
Stroud-based director Peter Moseley will attend the premier screening of his wide-ranging documentary on climate emergency, including its historical and social context and interviews with leading activists including Polly Higgins, Jonathon Porritt and Caroline Lucas.
The film will look at how we need to use our imagination to create a positive, sustainable future to combat Climate Change and to cope with the upset of “Solastalgia”. “Solastalgia”, defined by Professor Glenn Albrecht is a form of mental or existential distress caused by environmental change. It is similar to nostalgia but the longing is for our “soil” not for the past.
Featuring interviews with Jonathon Porritt, Rob Hopkins, Scilla Elworthy, Polly Higgins, Satish Kumar, Charles Eisenstein, Caroline Lucas, Tim Smit, Bruce Parry, Fiona Reynolds & Kate Raworth.
The film examines the causes and possible solutions to Climate Change. Particularly the importance of local communities coming together, showing how in Stroud, grassroots groups have played a significant part in community engagement and support. It also takes a close look at new economic thinking, energy solutions, waste management and the importance of wellbeing for positive change.
“It is our great pleasure to – at long last! – announce the UK premiere of Beyond Solastalgia. The conversation around climate change is one we can’t afford to avoid any longer” says Hawkwood CEO Alicia Carey
The screening takes place at Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking, Stroud.
Doors open 7.30pm – bar
8.00pm £7 / £5 concessions