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Film clubs: The Green Lie

Shared Planet The Bigger Picture

Thu 28 January | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Film Synopsis: The Green Lie

Director: Werner Boote | Countries of production: Austria | Year: 2018 | Length: 93 min
Language: English, German with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Environmentally-friendly electric cars, sustainably-produced food products, fair production processes… Can our purchasing power help save the world?

In this tongue-in-cheek two-hander, Austrian director Werner Boote and German author Kathrin Hartmann meticulously unpick some of the most prevalent ‘greenwashing’ myths at play today. They take viewers on a round-the-globe tour of corporate hypocrisy, to the sites of catastrophic environmental disasters and shocking land rights violations – all of which are harming humans, animals and the planet despite the glowing promises of effective self-regulation.

Far from disempowering, however, this exposé of our limited choice as ethical consumers reminds us that our power as individuals does not lie in our wallets, but in our actions and behaviours as voters, citizens and members of our communities.

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Beyond the Screen

Join SCOREscotland on Thursday, 28 January for a free online screening and discussion of THE GREEN LIE (Werner Boote, 2018).

For the full “live” viewing experience:

1. Start watching the film at 5.25pm on Thur 28 Jan
2. Join the discussion (taking place on Zoom) at 7pm on Thur 28 Jan

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Registration required. You will be sent an email containing the links to watch the film and join the discussion in due course.

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