Forgotten Corner Film Festival
Forgotten Corner Film Festival
Saturday, 16th February 2019
Venue: Rame Peninsula
Time: Weekend, February 16 & 17.

*Lights, camera, climate action!*

Don't miss out on the Forgotten Corner Film Festival, coming to the Rame Peninsula on February 16 and 17.

The aim of this inspirational event is to remind us of how much there still is in the world to protect and celebrate, and to give us the motivation to get up and be a part of the change our planet so desperately needs.

The festival will feature a wide selection of films, ranging from low-budget local productions to game-changing international ones - as well as talks, live music and bar, a junk food café and sound bath meditation.

Donations from the event will help raise funds for local beach cleaning and marine conservation group Rame Peninsula Beach Care (www.ramepbc.org), the Old Ship social housing project in Cawsand and the Joy Rescue project, a Kenyan NGO working to support low income families.

Just some of the highlights (see full programme here (be patient for file to load)) will include:

·        *Albatross*, an incredibly powerful and moving film by photographer Chris Jordan documenting Laysan albatrosses, which raise their young in the heart of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

·        *Wild Cornwall – Out on the Edge*, a stunning film about the incredible wildlife dramas played out right here under our noses, by former BBC wildlife cameraman Ian McCarthy who will also be at the event to take questions from the audience

·        *Tomorrow (Demain), *an upbeat, award-winning French documentary, travelling the world to find concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges – in agriculture, energy, economics, education and governance

·        *Gypsea Stories* –* Wylo II* a film about local sailor and legend Nick Skeates, who has sailed the world on his handmade wooden boat and does everything the old-school way

·        *The Age of Stupid*, a drama-documentary-animation hybrid starring Pete Postlethwaite looking back from 2055 and asking why we didn’t do something to tackle climate change when we had the chance!

·        A talk by producer Jo Ruxton, updating us on developments since the making of *A Plastic Ocean*, the ground-breaking documentary that unveiled the true scale of plastic pollution in the world’s ocean gyres and its impact on animal and human health

·        *Inhabit* – an inspiring vision of how permaculture could feed the world by working with nature rather than dominating it

 

The films and talks will be broken down into six themed segments around issues such as plastics, adventure, activism and climate change.

On the Saturday night there will be live music and a licensed bar and the event will close on the Sunday with a sound bath meditation session to send people back out into the world feeling refreshed and inspired to take positive steps to fight the environmental challenges we face.

Food will be available throughout, with award-winning Cornish Pod pasties available on the Saturday (pre-booking by email essential) and a lunch menu served up on the Sunday by Café Abundance, the local junk food café that keeps ‘waste’ food from local supermarkets out of landfill by turning it into nutritious and delicious meals sold on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. Cakes, crumpets, popcorn, teas, coffees and luxury hot chocolates will be on sale during the films.

*For more information please find ‘Forgotten Corner Film Festival’ on Facebook or email www.ramepbc.org

Tickets for the festival are available from Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forgotten-corner-film-festival-tickets-55017401529?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Tickets cost £16 per day or £22 for the whole weekend, including live music on Saturday and sound bath on Sunday. Book quickly to avoid disappointment! A limited number of tickets may also be available on the door (£6 per session) but cannot be guaranteed.


Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
PL24 Community Association, Tesco,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Tesco PL24 Community Association