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Blue Heart: Sold Out!

17 September 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Grassmarket Community Project
86 Candlemaker Row
Edinburgh, EH12QA United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Blue Heart

Director: Britton Caillouette | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2018 | Length: 45 min
Language: English, Albanian, Macedonian with English subtitles | Age: 8+ years

Combining stunning cinematography with a fantastic breadth of individual portraits, this sumptuous documentary chronicles communities fighting to save the last wild rivers of Europe.

On the Balkan Peninsula, between Slovenia and Albania, more than 3,000 proposed hydropower projects threaten to destroy the rich, diverse culture and huge biodiversity of this forgotten region. As investment in renewable energy increases, how do local communities get to benefit – and have a say?

Whereas dam projects on a much grander scale in India or China have (rightly) attracted international attention for the destructive havoc they wreak, the battle to save the “blue heart” of Europe remains little known. This film is sure to change that.


Beyond the Screen

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, with guests including Tyler Farrow (Programme Manager, Water Witness).

Screening with:

  • Imperial Valley (Cultivated Run-Off) (Lukas Marxt, Germany/Austria, 2018, 14mins)
  • TV in the Fish Tail (Iesh Thapar, India, USA, 2017, 13mins)
  • SWAMP (Juan Sebastián Mesa, Colombia, 2017, 17mins)

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