THE CARBON RUSH
European Premiere | Bike-powered outdoor screening
Opening in Midlothian, this groundbreaking documentary moves across the globe to meet the impoverished “beneficiaries” of our carbon trading market: a multi-billion dollar industry nicknamed "green gold" by its backers. Incinerators burning garbage in India. Deforestation in Brazil. Oil barons and militias on the rise in Panama. What do these stories have in common? Their causes are all hailed and receiving Western support because they are “offsetting” pollution created here in Scotland and other parts of Europe. Many situations the filmmakers encounter along the way are so topsy-turvey they could have come from the Mr Men books. But this is no joke, and there is, as yet, no happy ending. With direct links back to Scotland, where carbon emissions are rising rather than falling, the need to re-examine our choices has never been more critical.
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.
Screened with support from Edinburgh Woodcraft Folk’s Guerrilla Cinema and the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.
Entrance via the John Hope Gateway. Doors open 6.45, bar with hot and cold drinks open until 7.30pm.
When & Where
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