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A THIRSTY WORLD screening - Edinburgh (Royal Botanic Garden)
Bike-powered outdoor screening
Globally acclaimed master of aerial cinema, Yann Arthus Bertrand, revisits our incredible and fragile planet – this time foregrounding the wonders of the world’s fresh water sources
and the ordinary heroes fighting to defend them.
A European family of four consumes 140,000 litres of water every week. But isn’t ours. It comes from other, often developing countries, that produce our coffee, jeans and cheap meat. There, water is often
scarce and, in the face of climate change, increasingly a cause of conflict. At the same time, those water sources are among the most exquisite natural wonders of the world – from the Congo basin to the Cambodian deltas.
Viewed from surreal heights, and plunging to earth to meet the campaigners, entrepreneurs and women on the frontline, A Thirsty World is a beautiful, urgent call to everyday action.
Screening with the short film Merfolk (3 min)
Interactive bike-powered screening
Join us (and join in) under the stars as we pedal through the film at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. Please bring warm clothing and a waterproof as rain cover is limited.
Entrance via the John Hope Gateway. Doors open 6.45, bar with hot and cold drinks open until 7.30pm.
Screening in partnership with NIDOS, with support from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Edinburgh Woodcraft Folk’s Guerrilla Cinema. To view our full festival programme visit the Take One Action website
A THIRSTY WORLD is also showing in Edinburgh (Filmhouse Cinema) at 14:35, Friday 04 October and in Glasgow (Tall Ship) on Sunday 06 October 2013. Click here for more information and to book tickets.
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Take One Action Film Festivals
Take One Action is Scotland’s global action cinema project. We link audiences, movies, campaigners and communities to inspire shared responses to issues of global concern. Our annual festival and tour bring the best of all the action together. See all our tour events at www.facebook.com/takeoneaction/events