Tyneside cinema is to screen the ‘Footprint Modulation‘ documentary followed by a showing of the feature film ‘Climate Refugees’ on 17th March 2017, 8.15pm. Full details at https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on/films/view/climate-refugees .
They are hosting a bold weekend of films on climate change, migration and the refugee crisis titled ‘Gimme Shelter’. Here is the blurb from Tyneside Cinema’s own website:
“It is predicted that climate change will have a big impact on human migration in the next 50 years, with millions set to be displaced by shoreline erosion, coastal flooding, intensifying drought and further agricultural disruption.
Tyneside Cinema aims to inform and spark discussion through a curated programme focusing on the urgency of action on climate change as well as its very real connection to the current refugee crisis. The programme contextualises these issues and will cultivate a better understanding of the reasons behind human displacement and will see filmmakers joined by leading experts to discuss the connection between climate change, natural disasters and migration.
Join us after the screening for a special panel discussion with;
– Filmmaker and artist Kooj Chuhan, whose recent films have focused on climate-linked migration
– Professor Tahseen Jafry, whose work in Glasgow focuses on climate and international development aid
– Durham University-based Professor Andrew Baldwin, one of the world’s leading academics on climate change and migration.”
More about the Gimme Shelter weekend festival at https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on/gimme-shelter and at http://climatemigration.org.uk/climate-migration-film-festival/ .
Well done to Tyneside Cinema for making this happen, and for giving my film ‘Footprint Modulation‘ another outing and within a focused and critical context such as this. More about the Footprint Modulation project at http://crossingfootprints.com/footprint-modulation/ .
Its been almost a year since the last blog post, things have been quiet at Metaceptive due to a particularly deep and devastating bereavement for Kooj Chuhan. However, things are now back on track as far as they can be. Another showing of Footprint Modulation will take place on 1st April in Manchester at the Energise festival http://www.energise-mcr.info/#energise . Kooj recently was on a panel about art and activism at University of Arts London which took place on 16th February 2017, titled ‘Art For Action – Creativity and Social Change‘ https://www.facebook.com/events/1551324314885377/ .
There is a new and major project too – an art installation by Kooj titled ‘The Poppy Retake’ to be exhibited at Z-arts, Manchester, 18-28 April 2017 www.metaceptive.net/poppy-retake . More news about that soon, until then, very best wishes and thoughts to all.