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On Wednesday 19th October, Transition Cambridge is teaming up with the Arts Picture House to show a double bill of films, starting with The Powerdown Show (Episode 1, 20 minutes) followed by our main feature, The Turning Point (40 minutes).
The Powerdown Show is part of a series of films made in Ireland, introducing the issues around peak oil and climate change and leading into thinking about positive solutions.
"The Turning Point: a Return to Community" is an inspirational film showing how a community in Scotland is making the transition to a more resilient and sustainable way of life. The film takes as its starting point an international conference on "Positive Energy: Creative Community Responses to Peak Oil and Climate Change", which took place at the Findhorn Ecovillage Community in Scotland in March 2008. It explores positive and practical solutions, with examples from the Findhorn community and Transition Town Forres that demonstrate how we can tackle food and energy production, transport, and wastewater treatment. It also shows how a local currency can help to boost the local economy.
"This film is a great introduction to peak oil, resilience, and rediscovering community. It is a practical exploration of how to build resilience in a peak oil world, offering a glimpse of the possibilities of an economic, social and cultural renaissance that is just over the horizon." says Maddy Harland, the editor of Permaculture magazine.
The films will be followed by a question and answer session with local speakers Anna McIvor and Liz Serocold, both of whom are frequent visitors to the Findhorn Community in Scotland and long-term members of Transition Cambridge.
The film showing will start at 6pm at the Arts Picture House, St Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR. Normal charges apply (£8:50 full price, £7:50 concessions, £6.50 members).