Thursday 11th November @ 7pm
Manufactured Landscapes directed by Jennifer Baichwal
In the 21st century, industrial expansion has taken a devastating toll on the environment. From China's mountains of computer waste to the overcrowded skylines of Shanghai, commercial development has left an indelible mark on the landscape. Jennifer Baichwal's touching film draws on the work of renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky to illustrate her point. MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES treads similar ground to eco-docs AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and THE 11TH HOUR, yet still manages to inform and inspire.
Thursday 9th December @ 7pm
‘A Crude Awakening’ directed by Basil Gelpke
A Crude Awakening is the kind of film that, if it doesn't give you at least a nightmare or two, then it's hard to imagine what exactly would frighten you. A scarifying work that's less a documentary than an extended debate or lecture (like An Inconvenient Truth without the slideshow and studio audience), the film tries to answer a question that seems to have mostly fallen by the wayside in much of the recent discussion about the environment and energy policy. It's a two-part question, actually: When is the oil going to run out, and what's going to happen when it does?