This is a personal appeal for your help. We are planning to show a well-made 2014 fifty minute documentary DISRUPTION in June – on Tuesday 23rd at 7.30pm at Marriott’s Warehouse. The Community Cinema Club will advertise it but my experience is that people – especially new people – will only come if they receive personal invitations. I will send out flyers for it in the next couple of weeks. We have an hour’s planning meeting at 8pm this coming Monday (11.05.15) at The Friends Meeting House, Bridge Street and on June 17th there is a parliamentary Lobby and rally in London.
A bye-line of the film is ‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’
It’s easy to lose the impetus we had back in January when we showed The Age of Stupid. I meet a lot of people who have no sense of the urgency of the situation and quite a few people who feel there is no point in trying to do anything.
I find myself having this sort of conversation :
- Is there any point?
If we care about the world we will leave our children and grandchildren, we must act.
- But mass action sometimes achieves nothing. What about the anti-Iraq War demo?
True – but there are many examples of effectiveness.
- Mass movements tend to be simplistic…
True but you have to start somewhere. Time is very short to make a difference, but some real momentum is building through the ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Campaign championed by the Guardian, and at the end of this year there will be a vital meeting in Paris.
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