30 Nov 2015
7 - 9:30pm
The Screening Room, Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA
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On the opening day of the UN's 21st Climate Change Talks, Somerset House and Julie's Bicycle will explore the role of culture in shaping a sustainable society. A screening of This Changes Everything, an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change, will be followed by a lively discussion.
On the opening day of the UN's 21st Climate Change Talks in Paris, Somerset House and Julie's Bicycle have teamed up to debate the role of culture in shaping a sustainable society.
Introduced by Jonathan Reekie, Director of Somerset House Trust, the evening will begin with a screening of This Changes Everything, an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Julie's Bicycle.
Alice Sharp, Director and Curator, Invisible Dust
Juliet Davenport, CEO, Good Energy
Guppi Bola, Co-founder of Healthy Planet and Europe Network Lead, New Economics Foundation
Tickets are £12.00 / £8.00 concession.
Maximum capacity 60 people.
Hosted by Somerset House in partnership with Julie's Bicycle.
This event is part of the ArtCOP21 festival of art and climate change, and the Coming of Age campaign.