Saturday is an evening of big conversations, big waves and even bigger concepts as we journey BEHIND THE CURTAIN.
Cultural commentator and host of essential podcast Looking Sideways, Matt Barr takes us on a journey of campaigning and activism, from the macro to the micro with film and conversation with filmmakers and campaigners.
Turning Tides (Dir. Antoine Couturier)
Exclusive preview screening.
When a retired local notices a surge in sewage effluence on his daily walk at the nearby beach, he decides to confront the water authority. What the polluters don’t realise is that they are taking on a former industry expert in a reverse tale of game-keeper turned poacher.
Blood Type Plastic (Dir. Owen Tozer)
In 2021 Jo Royle, CEO and founder of ocean plastic NGO Common Seas, commissioned a study into whether micro plastic particles had become small enough to cross membranes and travel into our blood. The results are as horrifying as the film is beautiful.
Granny Grommets (Dir. Leah Rustomjee)
A powerful, joyful reframing of the narrative around ‘age appropriate activities’.
Yama (Dir. Maddie Meddings)
This award winning short follows Australian surf activist Lucy Small to Ghana to meet a pioneering crew of female surfers and skaters in a tale of travel, colonialism, reclamation and hope.
Accompanied by filmmaker panels and conversations.
Showing with: Shorties shortlisted film, 5mins, UK
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