Five films as part of UK Green Film Festival to screen at QUAD in Derby in November
Five films will be shown in QUAD in November as part of a UK-wide Green Film Festival. With topics from Illegal logging, nuclear power, the gold mines of Johannesburg, green community living to the new wave of climate activists, the films will be shown on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November.
Now follows a new wave of climate activists, concerned and angry about our future in an ever-warming world. A young generation of rebels are doing everything they can to challenge the status quo and push for social and political change. From Greta Thunberg’s landmark school strikes to Vic Barrett’s youth movement to sue the U.S. government over the continued use of fossil fuels, film director Jim Rakete is joined by iconic veterans of protest Wim Wenders and Patti Smith to ask some of the most prominent voices in the climate rebellion what motivates them to take to the streets. Now (certificate to be confirmed) screens in QUAD on Saturday 13th November at 6pm.
Journey To Utopia
The enlightened, forward thinking Mo family lead a picture-perfect life on their farm in Norway. But recently, climate anxiety and fear for the planet that will be left to their three children is keeping them up at night. Taking a giant leap of faith, the family decides to take action, and move to ‘Permatopia’, a brand new self-sufficient, organic farming cooperative in Denmark. But will green community living really be a sustainable solution for a family of five headstrong individualists, each with their own very different expectations and dreams? A heart-warming and brutally honest film about one family’s attempt to make a real difference under the shadow of climate change. Journey To Utopia (certificate to be confirmed) screens in QUAD on Saturday 13th November at 8pm.
Illegal logging is a global business, worth billions. Alexander von Bismarck, descendant of the Iron Chancellor and head of the Environmental Investigation Agency in Washington D.C., successfully pursues the machinations of the timber mafia worldwide – with dyed hair, a concealed camera and covert sound recording equipment. His primary concern isn’t to expose a scandalous situation, but rather to promote a change in the consciousness of politics and civil society and to bring about a new code of conduct for the global economy and consumers. Wood is an environmental thriller that draws its tension from shameful everyday reality. Wood (certificate to be confirmed) screens in QUAD on Sunday 14th November at 4pm.
The mines of Johannesburg, or Jozi, have produced a third of all the gold mined in human history. Now the mines are falling apart, and the city confronts an environmental nightmare: Tons of radioactive waste are polluting the air and turning water into poisonous Acid Mine Drainage. In true Erin Brockovich style, Mariette Liefferink is on a mission to uncover the truth about Jozi’s mine waste and force the gold industry to take responsibility. From directors Sylvia Vollenhoven and Fredrik Gertten (Bikes vs Cars, Big Boys Gone Bananas!*) comes Jozi Gold, a story of wealth, greed and poisonous mountains. Jozi Gold (certificate to be confirmed) screens in QUAD on Sunday 14th November at 6:15pm.
In 2022 will be Germany turning away from nuclear power once and for all. Yet the nuclear nightmare goes on, producing thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste that nobody really knows what to do with. Alongside the hazardous dismantling of power plants, due to take decades and costing billions of euros, there are close European neighbours who firmly hold on to mankind’s dream of atomic energy. Nuclear Forever by director Carsten Rau takes an equally profound and alarming look at a nuclear horror story that seemingly has no end. Nuclear Forever (certificate to be confirmed) screens in QUAD on Sunday 14th November at 8:15pm.
Tickets are £9.80 full price, £7.20 concessions, there is also a pass to see all 5 films for £36 or £30 concessions. For more information or to book, please see: https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/UKGFF
Notes to Editors
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QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD Opened to the public on 26th September 2008. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened and is now internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts.
QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises Derby Film Festival, FORMAT International Photography Festival and Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England. QUAD is open daily from 10am for more information visit: www.derbyquad.co.uk For further information on this event contact QUAD’s Marketing and Audience Development Manager Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 / 07791441941 KathyW@derbyquad.co.uk
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