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The Cloud Forest

17 September 2018 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

City of Glasgow College
190 Cathedral Street
Glasgow, G4 0RF United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: The Cloud Forest

Director: Monica Alvarez Franco | Countries of production: Mexico | Year: 2017 | Length: 94 min
Language: Spanish with English subtitles | Age: 8+ years

Can small people, in small places, doing small things, change the world?

One of Mexico’s most remarkable ecosystems, the cloud forest, is under threat as coffee plantations, cattle grazing and an increase in human population all take their toll. In response, the people of a small town in Veracruz take it upon themselves to “be the change” and protect this unique habitat. Building their own homes, schools and farms, they set out to restructure their entire culture, from the food they grow to their children’s education, radically redefining their relationship with nature – and each other – along the way.

With birdsong, the sound of water flowing and the wind as its only musical soundtrack, this gentle, contemplative documentary offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of community resilience.


Beyond the Screen

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, with guests including representatives from local community initiatives.

Screening with: Plantae (Guilherme Gehr, Brazil, 2017, 10mins)

Presented in partnership with the Glasgow City Council as part of their Sustainable Glasgow project.

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48 people are attending The Cloud Forest

  • Mr L R S Hendrix
  • Victoria Reina-Gil
  • Ruth Wolstenholme
  • Andrew Mouat
  • Gabrielle Macbeth
  • Duncan Booker
  • Stella Lowder
  • Gillian Dick
  • Kathleen Lang
  • Susan J Hilder
  • Simon McGillivray
  • Dana Brady
  • Rosie O'Grady
  • Mark Langdon
  • Kelda McLean
  • Zornitsa Manova
  • Lesley Shaw
  • Thomas Widrow
  • Rachel Newman
  • Kumud Rana
  • Emily Ilett
  • Jane Dickson
  • Rebecca Toop
  • Andy Coffey
  • Paul Currie
  • Patricia Abel
  • Kate Morgan
  • Olga McAulay
  • Darren Ohare
  • Ruth Christman
  • Laura Tolp
  • Guy Bowen
  • Charlotte Attwood
  • Francesca Ciccarelli
  • Patricia McKenna
  • Ruth Holllinshead
  • Arianna Introna
  • Ewelina Piotrowska
  • Cathel Hutchison
  • Olga Piotrowska
  • Catriona Gibson
  • Claire Montgomery
  • Christina Wong You Cheong
  • Aileas Pringle
  • marli De Jongh
  • Gavin Lashley
  • Flora Bernath
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