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The Green Lie (online screening + discussion)

Shared Planet

Wed 3 June | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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

Watch at home on Wednesday 3rd June, then join with others in the local community for the live post-film discussion! The event is free but booking is required as places are limited.

A link will be sent to attendees on the day of the event. If you have any problems booking, or any questions, please phone 01592 858458 or email [email protected]org.uk.

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