A Weekend Of Green Film Goodness

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Today marks the start of the very first, three day, UK Green Film Festival, taking place in London, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff and Leicester. The festival will be screening over 30 films that are linked with the environment and climate change themes including new films like Wasteland, a documentary about an artist making portraits of rubbish heap workers using the junk itself, films you’ll have seen before like Wall-e the Disney film about an adorable waste collecting robot and ‘greened’ films (classics that have, with the wonder of hindsight, been made more environmental) such as Godzilla.

Not only are they bringing you films but they are also providing plenty of fun events like book signings, farmers’ markets and cycling stalls, with many filmmakers on hand for Q&As. The whole weekend looks to be packed with fun, information and inspiration.

They are encouraging their festival goers to go green right from the word go, which includes walking (if possible) to the screenings.

We’re looking forward to being entertained and inspired by some fantastic films at the Green Film Festival this weekend. And we hope to see you there!

Katherine Hui
Katherine Hui is currently the Social site editor at Green Thing, a web-based public service in London that inspires people to lead greener lives through creative content.

Before this, she worked as the Development Manager at Social Innovation Camp, an organization that encourages people to use web and mobile-based technology to mobilise social change. She oversaw 300 ideas submission and helped build 20 prototypes – five of which have gone on to get further funding or investment.

Katherine’s came over to the UK form Canada in 2007 for an MSc program at the London School of Economics. Before arriving in London, she managed a small environmental start-up in Vancouver called the Canadian Climate Change Alliance.

Katherine is football mad. She is a loyal supporter of Arsenal FC, plays for Islington Borough Ladies FC and coaches for Gunners in Islington in her spare time. Her second favourite hobby is kite surfing and she can sometimes be found chasing the wind.
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