This new film, inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestselling book, was shown on 23rd November at Wiveliscombe Primary School hall.
About 70 people from Wivey and neighbouring areas experienced the powerful film, which presented seven portraits of communities on the front line of climate change, interwoven with Klein’s narration.
The film showed how those most affected by climate change and fossil fuels were rising up to demand better alternatives. These included challenges to vast tar sands excavations in Canada, a broken oil pipeline in America, mining opposed by the anti-austerity movement in Greece, a coal plant threatening wetland and livelihoods in India and smog-polluted cities in China contrasting with growing clean solar and wind power.
Cake and chat were enjoyed before the show and afterwards there was a thoughtful facilitated discussion exploring causes and solutions to climate change. These ranged from population growth to consumerism and from developing a love for nature to changing our economic system.
It was an inspiring evening leaving all with plenty to think about.