In July 2017, Transition Town Poole co-hosted/supporting not one but two film screenings!
The first was on Thursday 6th July. The RNLI, with the support of Transition Poole, presented an opportunity to see the hugely influential film “A Plastic Ocean” at the RNLI College, Poole BH15 1HZ. Tickets at RNLI.org/PlasticOcean
The large room at the RNLI training college was was packed, and the film a shocking reminder of how we’re wrecking the planet, with fish and seabirds consuming plastic particles, which far from decomposing, just break into smaller particles, and get ingested. Baby Albatrosses starving as their parents bringing back squid from a long feeding trip actually feed them large chunks of plastic. Fish with gullets full of plastic. Its entering our foodchain, the Mediterranean full of plastic waterbottles, and some Asian coastline communities living in shoreside rubbish tips, with plumes of waste washed out to sea.
“A Plastic Ocean is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals. That turns out to be untrue.” See www.plasticoceans.org/film/ for a trailer.
Then on Friday 14th July we teamed up with the Hamworthy Friday Film club for the first screening in Poole of “Tomorrow” (“Demain”) at Hamworthy Library, Blandford Road, Poole BH15 4BG. This is a positive, life-affirming and inspirational film exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, economics and education.
See https://transitionnetwork.org/ for more info and a trailer.