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29TH NOVEMBER 2010 @ SHE-D - CINEMA PARADISE: BEYOND THE TIPPING POINT
SHE-D
26 Nov 10 04:12 GMT

SHE-D
43 Gardiner Lane D1
(rear of HILL 16 pub on Gardiner st or BUS PARKING on Mountjoy Sq)
Donations(*): 5,00 Euro @ SHE-D
DOORS @ 07:30 pm

Cinema Paradise @ SHE-D
presents
BEYOND THE TIPPING POINT

ALL EVENTS ARE VIDEO AND SOUND RECORDED, as part of the CULTURAL ARCHIVE policy and participants agree to for their image to appear in SHE-D archives and publications. Soon some of the outlets of the four years activity, from the three experienced spaces, will be available, together with the new website. You will be able to enjoy then the past experiences, even if you missed them.
Participants and artists agree to leave a copy of each sound/photo/video recorded material produced by them for the same scope.

INFO:

The film is presented by Dara from the Climate Camp regarding the Cancun Climate-Change Conference.
BEYOND THE TIPPING POINT by DR. STEFAN SKRIMSHIRE
(30 min, 2010, English, no subtitles)

New film explores attitudes to climate change ‘tipping points’
‘We have 30,000 days, 100 Months, 5 years left! Copenhagen (now Mexico) is our last chance!’ In the face of consensus on the reality of climate change scientists, policy makers and campaigners are increasingly in the habit of issuing deadlines, ultimatums and points of no return.
But what impact does this language have on the decisions taken by activists, campaigners, and policymakers?
The film has grown out of a three year research project funded by the Lincoln Theological Institute exploring how we imagine the future in the face of impending environmental crisis and how this affects the way we respond.
Once launched, it will be made freely available as an educational tool for campaign and community groups, schools and universities, to encourage people to discuss and reflect on the actions and decisions they take in relation to climate change.
Including footage from last year’s UN climate talks in Copenhagen, the film features interviews with a Met Office international climate expert, a Bangladeshi social justice campaigner; direct action group Plane Stupid, Buddhist leaders and leading academics.
A rich diversity of perspectives emerge from these interviews. Whilst some of the contributors argue that ‘shock and awe’ will force the public to take action, others say activists must be more careful in the way they communicate. One interviewee argues that we should focus our attention on adapting our neighbourhoods to combat the unavoidable effects of rising temperatures.
Dr Skrimshire says:
“This film asks a deeper set of questions about time, ethics and the imagination. It explores what exactly we mean when predicting a point after which all action comes too late, whether it be to save the human species, civilisation, or simply the lifestyles to which we have become accustomed.”
“Do we act to change the future, or to prepare ourselves for what is to come? Or are our actions simply an expression of who we are and what values we hold? Do the apocalyptic tipping points we all read about generate despair, or galvanise political responses to crises?”

Leo Murray of direct action group Plane Stupid says:
“This (film offers) insight into the implications of an imminent point of no return in the climate system, and should be seen by everyone involved in the struggle to prevent us from reaching that point…This type of critical reflection will be invaluable to our understanding of our own actions and what we seek to achieve by them.”

Professor Alastair McInosh, author of Hell and High Water, says:
“What I love most about this short film is how it draws out the beauty of those who care. It is a prophetic work that touches the spirituality of where hope’s tenderness resides.”

The film features interviews from people including: Professor Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre, The University of Manchester, Dr. Richard Betts, Met Office, Hadley Centre, Leo Murray, Plane Stupid and activists from the Camp for Climate Action.
A trailer for the film can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-j00HTfFQ
Open debate following the film.


SHE-D
is a private workspace/Cultural Documentation Centre run by NAUTILUS COLLECTIVE aimed at experimentation in creative and participative ways to socialize and communicate through the arts focused in the Inner City area of Dublin.
To enter you need to be participants in its projects. Participation is encouraged in a variety of ways from providing feedback to and asking questions of the artists

(*) Donation means that you are expected to donate the mentioned amount as you may be the only active supporter of the space raw costs. If you like to donate something more you are welcome, if you are in great difficulty, you will be allowed to enter even from less.