Climate Change film weekend a success
Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) attracted over 350 people to their film weekend. Attractions ranged from a showing of “The Hard Rain Picture Show”, in partnership with the university, to a children’s film animation session in the Winchester Discovery Centre, where there was also a showing of “Age of Stupid”, the acclaimed climate change film starring Pete Postlethwaite.
The film weekend, sponsored by Southern Co-operatives, the Ernest Cook Trust and APE (Artists Project Earth), aimed to tell people about the impact that human activity is having on the world, and the urgent need to reduce the energy we use in order to cut our carbon footprint. People in the UK, especially in more affluent areas such as Winchester, use roughly ten times more resources than people in Africa, and also much more than the average person in countries with developing economies, such as India and China.
The chairman of WinACC, Robert Hutchison, says ‘'The films demonstrated that our lifestyles are unsustainable. There is an urgent need to share the world's resources much more equally. It is still possible to manage the transition to a low carbon society in a democratic way. We need to move out of the ‘age of stupid’ by working together to rapidly reduce our carbon footprints. I hope that WinACC's film weekend helped to show that if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem!’