HOME is next in Forward Focus Film Series
“Let us be clear. All the scientific evidence points to the fact we are crossing – or might have already crossed – planetary system boundaries. These include changes to atmospheric chemistry (with resulting changes in climate and ozone depletion), to the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles (affecting river and marine ecosystems), to biodiversity loss and profound changes in land use. We need to understand that these are not irrelevant or remote developments that might only affect, say, one kind of insect in a rainforest somewhere. These are changes that will sooner or later affect every species on earth,” says Paul Hohnen, former Australian diplomat, international lawyer, participant in the 1992 and 2002 Earth Summit processes, director of Greenpeace International and strategic director of the Global Reporting Initiative.
Delivered with the intent of creating awareness, illustrating our global connection and inspiring hope and positive action, Bowen in Transition is pleased to present the second evening of its Forward Focus Film Series on Saturday, February 22, at the Gallery at Artisan Square. The focus this month is on planet earth. Our feature film is HOME, an exquisitely beautiful film created by photographer Yann-Arthus Bertrand. HOME was conceived as a gift to the public. Since World Environment Day, June 5, 2009, when it was released worldwide across all media platforms - theatre, television, DVD and Internet - more than 400 million people have watched the 118-minute film, narrated by Glenn Close.
Bowen in Transition is a grassroots organization dedicated to creating a resilient, vibrant community that can thrive in a post peak-oil future. The film series offers an opportunity for residents to gather and discuss issues we are facing, including the impact of climate change and exploring alternatives to the way we live on the planet.
Admission to the films is by donation. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. Pillows are recommended. The series continues on March 23, with the theme of zero waste and innovations in recycling, and April 20, focusing on food production. For more information, please contact email@example.com.