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The Cloud Forest: Film Screening + Discussion

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Can small people, in small places, doing small things, change the world?

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THE CLOUD FOREST | Monica Alvarez Franco | Mexico | 2017

Spanish with English subtitles | Ages 10+ | Documentary

Sometimes, ordinary people can make extraordinary change. Join us for a free film screening and discussion of as part of Climate Week North East 2021 (#CWNE21) to explore community resilience and how we can "be the change".

One of Mexico’s most remarkable ecosystems, the cloud forest, is under threat as coffee plantations, cattle grazing and an increase in human population all take their toll. In response, the people of a small town in Veracruz take it upon themselves to “be the change” and protect this unique habitat. Building their own homes, schools and farms, they set out to restructure their entire culture, from the food they grow to their children’s education, radically redefining their relationship with nature – and each other – along the way.

With birdsong, the sound of water flowing and the wind as its only musical soundtrack, this gentle, contemplative documentary offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of community resilience.

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This event is free but registration is required. You will be sent details of how to access the film and join the discussion via email.

Film: 7:00pm

Discussion: 8:30pm

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- The film has an age recommendation of 12+ years.

- The film has Spanish audio with English language subtitles.

- Live captions for the Q&A available on request - please let us know by Sunday 7 March if you would welcome this.

- The film has a run time of 94 minutes. The Q&A will be no longer than 45 minutes.

- CONTENT NOTES: Contains a scene of animal slaughter.

If you have any questions about access please contact info@takeoneaction.org.uk.


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