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It is time to start planning the winter 2010 Spring 2011 film programme.

Please add your suggestions for Transition related films we could include in the programme.

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These are some interesting-sounding films from the 2012 United Nations Association Film Festival:

Bidder 70, one man's successful attempt to stop George W. Bush's auctioning of prime environmental space for drilling

Greedy Lying Bastards, indictment of the fossil fuel industry

In Short Supply, short about US small farmers

Nothing Like Chocolate, inspiring-sounding film about one man's quest to make chocolate

Ten Quintillion, 10 min film abaout the complexity of a garden's ecosystem

Unravel, short film about clothing recycling

A Wild Idea, 27 min film about Ecuador's project to stop Amazonian exploitation

Greedy Lying Bastards is a candidate for next season - will email them again

Have contacted about Unravel and maker of Ten Quintillion 

Lots of interesting stuff at the Washington Environmental Film Festival. Archive listing of all films that have been screened here:

I've not looked through all of them, but these looked interesting:

Earth Days


Darwin's Natural Heir (on E.O. Wilson)



Here is the Transition 2013-2014 Film Programme

Friday 27 Sep 2013 Occupy Love
Friday 18 Oct 2013 The Spirit of 45
Friday 01 Nov 2013 Trashed
Saturday 28 Dec 2013 Yellow Submarine
Friday 03 Jan 2014 Finding Joe
Friday 10 Jan 2014 MooMan
Wednesday 5 Feb 2014 More than Honey
Friday 21 Feb 2014 Are we all guinea pigs?
Friday 14 Mar 2014 Last Call
Friday 11 Apr 2014 Continuum

Occupy Love

Occupy Love is a moving, transformative, heartfelt film that takes us inside the revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet. Velcrow Ripper, Director of Scared Sacred and Fierce Light asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”
Director: Velcrow Ripper USA 2013 86 mins

The Spirit of 45
The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.
Director Ken Loach, 92 mins, UK, 2013, Exempt from classification

We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. What happens to all the trash we produce? With Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year as he takes us from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.
Director Candida Brady UK 2013 97 mins 12A

Yellow Submarine
In the classic animated fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
28 or 29 December
Director & animator George Dunning, 1968, UK, 90 mins

Finding Joe
In the early 20th century while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told. He called it "the hero's journey": the challenges, fears, dragons, battles and the hero's return home as a changed person. Finding Joe explores the continued relevance of this journey.
Director: Patrick Solomon USA, 2011, 80 mins

The remarkable story of a maverick farmer and his 55 unruly cows on the marshes of the Pevensey Levels. In an attempt to save his family farm, he turns his back on the cost cutting dairies and supermarkets, and instead stay small. The result is a laugh-out-loud, emotional roller-coaster of a journey.
Director: Andy Heathcote, UK, 2013, 98 Min

More than Honey
A delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world. Using state-of-the-art filmmaking, the film is an incredible journey inside the world of the bees filmed in Switzerland, California, China and Australia. With surprisingly up-close images of bees at rest and in flight, it tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction.
Director Austria, 2013, 92 mins

Are we all guinea pigs?
As a society we use GMO's & Nuclear power without independent health or environmental tests. The damage they cause is irreversible; both are global concerns; and their contamination remains in the body and is passed onto future generations. So are we all being used as guinea-pigs now?
Director Jean-Paul Jaud, France, 2012, 120 mins

Last Call
Forty years ago 'The Limits to Growth' shook the world. Now the authors provide a provocative insight into the reasons for the global crisis and share their visions of our common future. Is there still time for a last call?
Director Enrico Cerasuolo, Italy, 2014, 52 mins

Weaving together perspectives and ideas from some of the key thinkers in the fields of cosmology, environmentalism, sustainability, and social theory, Continum tells the story of where we have come from, where we are now, and the possibilities for our future. It finds solutions in an emerging worldview that points to our interdependence.
Director Guy Reid, 2014, USA, ? mins


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