2022 PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 19TH MAY

FILMMAKING WITHOUT BORDERS

Lecture Theatre, The Enterprise Centre, UEA

15.15-18.00

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The 2022 Green Film Festival will launch on 19th May with the GRTA project showcasing event, 'Filmmaking without Borders: Collaboration, Empowerment, and Impact in Global Research Projects'. Unlike all the live public screenings and events to follow, this showcase is primarily aimed at UEA research students and staff, although it will also be live-streamed via YouTube for anyone to watch. This showcase will include selected short film screenings and will be accompanied by talks from academic filmmakers, project investigators and international partners. UEA speakers will include Dr Christine Cornea (AMA), Prof Sheng Qi (PHA), Prof Anna Robinson-Pant (EDU), Dr Andrew Mayes (CHE), Prof Nitya Rao (DEV), and Asher Minns (Executive Director of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research). Pre-recorded commentary from our overseas partners will include Prof Humberto Ferraz (University of São Paulo, Brazil), Dr Chan Siok Yee (Universiti Sains Malaysia), Prof Hatim S. Al-Khatib (University of Jordan), Dr Gina Lontoc (University of Santo Tomas, Philippines), Dr Kamal Raj Devkota (Tribhuvan University, Nepal), Prof Moritz Müller (Swinburne University of Technology in Sarawak, Malaysia), Shuvajit Chakraborty (PRADAN, India) and Dr Shubhasree Shankar (Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, India).There will be a reception with refreshments from approximately 17.15-18.00.

SILENT FORESTS (FILM) 

Norwich Castle Museum

19.30-21.45

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Introduced by Dr Christine Cornea, this documentary film takes audiences into the heart of Africa's Congo Basin to meet the men and women trying to save the forest elephant from extinction. It is an intimate, character-driven portrait of conservationists and activists who are struggling to stop forest elephant poaching in Africa's Congo Basin region.

 

For this film screening, we will also be joined by our special guest speaker, Ian Redmond OBE, who is a tropical field biologist and conservationist, well known for his work with elephants and gorillas.

FRIDAY 20TH MAY

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM (PG) (FILM)

Norwich Castle Museum

19.30-21.00

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Introduced by Dr Christine Cornea, this highly engaging and entertaining film is suitable for family-viewing. Featuring breath-taking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, this documentary film provides us with a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. The film chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

SATURDAY 21ST MAY

A PLASTIC JOURNEY: SCIENCE, SOCIETY & SOLUTIONS (INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION)

Foyer Area, The Enterprise Centre, UEA

12.00-19.30

NO BOOKING NECESSARY

With support from:

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Join us for a showcase of all things plastic; from captivating films, talks and exhibits, to Q&A sessions and workshops, hosted in one of the UK’s greenest buildings. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss key issues with celebrity guest Liz Bonnin, get hands on with workshops on ecofeminist craftivism and environmental filmmaking, and interact with new and established companies developing approaches for plastic reduction, reuse and replacement. Find out about cutting edge research on plastics, and the global impact that it is making. Bring along your favourite tea bag to find out how environmentally friendly it really is or try your hand at making your own bioplastic!

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ECOFEMINIST CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOP

Room 0.07, The Enterprise Centre, UEA

12.30-14.00

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Learn how crafts can help spread environmental messages and lead to social change by making something new out of something old in this interactive crafts workshop exploring the intersection between environmentalism and feminist activism, led by Dr. Miriam Kent. Ecological feminism, or ‘ecofeminism’, highlights the insights of women in the fight for environmental sustainability, drawing parallels between the exploitation of the earth and the oppression of the disempowered. In this workshop, learn the basics of ecofeminist craftivism and how to use these skills to create your own piece of activism. Craft materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own along too! Open to all 11+ (children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

DROWNING IN PLASTIC (FILM)

Lecture Theatre, The Enterprise Centre, UEA

14.15-15.45

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Trillions of pieces of plastic are choking the very lifeblood of the Earth and every marine animal, from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals, is being affected. In this documentary film, wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin visits scientists working at the cutting-edge of plastics research and joins some of the world's leading marine biologists and campaigners to discover the true dangers of plastic in the oceans and what it means for the future of all life on the planet, including humans. We will be joined in person by our special guest, Liz Bonnin, for an audience Q+A following this screening.

AN AUDIENCE WITH LIZ BONNIN (SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE, Q&A)

Lecture Theatre, The Enterprise Centre, UEA

15.45-16.45

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Liz Bonnin is a science, wildlife and natural history presenter, who has worked on television in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. Liz is best known for presenting wildlife and science programmes. For instance, since 2013, Liz has co-presented  Countrywise for ITV and has starred in two hard-hitting television documentary films, Drowning in Plastic (2018) and Meat: A Threat to our Planet? She is regarded as one of the most prominent natural world presenters in Britain. 

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF MICROPLASTICS (EXPERT TALK AND Q+A)

Lecture Theatre, The Enterprise Centre, UEA

17.00-18.00

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Harm caused by plastic pollution in global ecosystems, particularly oceans, has been widely highlighted, which has led to lively public and political debate about our relationship to plastics. It is generally accepted that we cannot continue to behave in the way we have with regard to single-use plastic waste, as demonstrated by the recent announcement by World leaders from 175 countries who are drawing up a legally binding UN treaty that will regulate plastic production and pollution. But what about all the stuff that is already there? Microplastics are small and hard to see, but should “out of sight” be “out of mind”? This talk will take you on a journey through microplastics, from their origins, sources and characteristics, to future questions and challenges. Dr Andrew Mayes is associate professor in the School of Chemistry at UEA. For the past decade he has focused increasingly on the problem of environmental microplastics.

WORKSHOP: FILM AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE TIME OF COVID!

Room 0.07, The Enterprise Centre, UEA

18.15-19.15

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Learn about the world of environmental filmmaking. Find out about the positive and negative effects of Covid on filmmaking and the environment. Assess the potential impact of environmental films in contemporary society.

 

This workshop will consist of an illustrated presentation from the award-winning producer, Dr Iram Qureshi, about her experience of making a feature film during the Covid period. In addition, there will be a series of participant activities concerning film and the environment, including 'props and pictures', and 'film clip reflection'.

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THE GREEN LIE (FILM)

Lecture Theatre, The Enterprise Centre, UEA

19.30-21.45

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Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food, fair production - big corporations would have us believe that we can save the world just by buying the right stuff. In his latest documentary, Werner Boote joins forces with Katharina Hartmann, an expert in greenwashing, to uncover the fake promises and green lies designed to seduce consumers.

 

This screening event will be followed by a guest speaker presentation by Sian Conway-Wood, author of the recently published book, Buy Better Consume Less, and founder of #EthicalHour. There will also be a chance to speak with Sian and to ask questions during the audience Q+A after this presentation.

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