The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation?

When:
09/10/2019 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
2019-10-09T19:45:00+01:00
2019-10-09T21:15:00+01:00
Where:
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek
ST13 6AD.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
01538 386112

A timely film about how we can develop a resilient future in the face of climate chaos and ecological decline.  As the film is just an hour long, it will be followed by a Q&A session with an expert panel including representatives from Staffordshire Moorlands Climate Action Community and North Staffs Friends of the Earth.  Refreshments for this session can be pre-ordered at the bar.

Opening with a powerful ‘deep time’ perspective, from the beginning of the Earth to our present moment, this film recognizes the fundamental unsustainability of today’s society and dares to ask the big question: What will follow?

Around the world, fresh shoots are already emerging as people develop the skills, will and resources necessary to recapture the initiative and re-imagine civilization, often in the ruins of collapsed mainstream economies.

We encounter extraordinary projects and people from four continents, from renegade economist Kate Raworth, conservative philosopher Roger Scruton and Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding to localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge, inspirational practivist Rob Hopkins, eco-pioneer Jonathon Porritt and philanthropist/composer Peter Buffett. They are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth; developing diverse, convivial, satisfying contexts for lives well lived.

All were inspired by the posthumously published lifework of the late David Fleming, “Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It”, a work of rare depth that is rekindling optimism in the creativity and intelligence of humans to nurse our communities and ecology back to health.

In his words:

“We know what we need to do. We need to build the sequel, to draw on inspiration which has lain dormant, like the seed beneath the snow.”

“providing a deeply human way of looking at the root of our sustainability issues”. Global Peace Film Festival

UK  2018 61 mins 

 

Free entry – donations welcome.

There will be a Fairtrade stall in the bar before the start of the film.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

NB Documentary screenings are now on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

 

Bullfrog Films presents…THE SEQUEL – What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization? from Bullfrog Films on Vimeo.

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