Leeds Film festival.

Some films that might tickle yer fancy..

Earth Days Friday 13th November 18:30, Carraigeworks off Millenium Square.

– Visually stunning and vastly entertaining, Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. Earth Days is both a poetic meditation on humanity’s complex relationship with nature and an engaging history of the revolutionary achievements -and missed opportunities- of groundbreaking eco-activism. Presented with an introduction and discussion by Friends of the Earth.

Grassroots Film Funding Workshop and Tenner Film Shorts Film 11 Nov 18:30, CARR3, FREE –

Tenner Films is an independent documentary film company set up to produce work that addresses the big social questions that face us, particularly environmental degradation and global injustice. It’s run by filmmaker Vicki Lesley who will be presenting shorts from her ongoing project 13 Short Films About Atomic Power, a series already including documentaries, an interview with Tony Benn, performance poetry and stop motion animation. She will be presenting a workshop on fundraising, distribution and building projects from the grassroots up.

Daisies with Live Music by Monkey See Monkey Do 04 Nov 21:00, HOWARD, £6.50 / £5

Synopsis- An anarchic, surrealist classic and one of the most influential Czech movies of the 1960s, Daisies is still a unique cinematic experience. Two young women, both named Marie revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. Described by director, Vera Chytilová as a ‘philosophical documentary in the form of a farce’, the film is about creative energy and playful rebellion, both defiant feminist statement and nihilistic, avant-garde comedy. Screening with live, improvised musical accompaniment by innovative Leeds band Monkey See Monkey Do.

Encirclement Director: Dir. Richard Brouillette. 12 Nov 19:45, VUE1,

Synopsis- Encirclement provides an enlightening and rigorous critique of the dominant ideology of neo-liberalism drawing upon the thinking and analyses of an array of internationally renowned intellectuals. It examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world and reveals how thought and democracy have been encircled from all directions by propaganda and reform. Featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, Susan George, Michel Chossudovsky, Normand Baillargeon and many other leading thinkers of our time.

The Leeds Summat 21 Nov 12:00, LEEDS UNI, FREE

Synopsis- The Leeds Summat is a free, all-day gathering for hundreds of people to address the big issues of our time, local and global. The Summat will include screenings of a new local documentary Ripples Out (part of the In One City film series) about regeneration, poverty and change in south Leeds, recent hit environmental doc The Age of Stupid and a range of other enlightening and informative peace and justice films. Book your free place for these screenings at: www.summat.org. Cooked up by Together for Peace (www.t4p.org.uk).

Permaculture Evening 10 Nov 18:00, CARR3, FREE

Synopsis- Come with Leeds Permaculture Network, on a tour of some of the most innovative sustainability projects around the world. Visit Jordanian deserts and Austrian mountains, American prairies and Manchester estates. An eclectic mix of You-tube amateur , DIY community films and ‘made for TV’ documentaries show how people are dramatically improving local environments and tackling global challenges. Each film will be introduced by a member of Leeds Permaculture, with discussion, stalls, demonstrations, books and some very inspiring films.

Superheroes Director: Dir. Janek Romero 08 Nov 13:00, CARR2, 13 Nov 19:00, CARR2,

Synopsis- Superheroes is an entertaining and subversive snapshot of creative activism, civil disobedience and economic injustice in urban Germany. Figures disguised as comic-book heroes rob delis and distribute their plunder to kindergartens; a student holding down three part-time jobs empties the rubbish bin from the bio-supermarket so she can give her children a proper meal. The film tells the story of these superheroes; the story of the precarious lives of middle-class youths, a story of conformity and resignation, and one of visions and spectacular deeds.

Green Action Seed Swap

If anyone has any seeds theyve collected or have spare knockin about Ive made a seed swapping box in the co-op,

Saving seeds is an excellent way of growing native plants that are suited and have adapted to our local climate and environment and I think will be important in the future when climates change and it becomes harder to transport food. I’d like to begin to set up a seed bank to collect and share seeds that we can sustainably grow ourselves without having to rely on outside inputs and most importantly is FREE!

Green Action Recipe Book

Anyone interested in creating a Co-op Cook Book filled with-

-all the goodnes brought to bringadishes that youve always wanted to recreate

-exciting recipes to make from the weird and wonderful beans and grains in the co-op,

-interesting food related articles youve come across

-handy cooking techniques that save energy and anything other recipes/ ideas you have,

bung them in the brand spanking new Co-op Cook Book thats now in the co-op. When weve fill the book maybe we could copy and distribute…

Green Action Minutes 28/10/09

Green Action Minutes 28/10 17:30

Come to the Critical Mass This Friday 17:30 at Millennium Sq
English Defence League are marching at 12:30 this Sat.  If you want to stop this come along.

Spreading to other unis

Great idea

Difficult to set up

Takes time and money
 
Action: Greta and maybe Judith to set up forum or email list to interested parties at other universities

York + Manchester especially interested

 
Website and email list

complaints of old system
 

  • too many emails (av 15 a week)

complaints of new system and defence of old

 

  • many emails not a problem
  • prefered speed and ease of direct control
  • unsure of new website

possibly just need time to adjust

 

harder for people posting events but most prefered the new system

 

set up mechanism to email out urgent notices

 

 

Action

: Stick with website for now, Nikolai to help others moderate emails.

 

 

Co – op Issues

 No shows for co-op duty, must at least give notice

Action

: Email/contact people who are not able to do there shift.  They might be ill or they might be finding it difficult.  We can help if we know and maybe get it covered permanently.

 

Currently oversubscribed, no lack of volunteers

 

 Need extra people for order day

 

10-12 and 4-6 Thursdays – Anyone free?

 

 ½ shelf free for out there products

 

 

 

Collect small bottles for shampoo, hand-cream e.t.c. (possible source bottle recycle bins)

 

 

 

Cooking demos for unusual co-op stock

 

Price wars e.g. 17p at co-op, 26p at ASDA

Action

: Angela and Greta to look at this long term.

 

How tos

 

Maybe switch suppliers

 

Goosemoor

 

  • agro with delivery bloke
  • ethical issues (mainly from friend who is an employee)
  • do not want to abandon them and put them out of business
  • mainly merchants but do grow some produce in-house

Organic Pantry

 

  • just merchants

not much difference

Action

: None, we make up much of Goosemoors order so should be wary about changing quickly

 

Vegan-honey problem

Action

: Tim to look into local organic supply

 

 

 

Home-made soya milk

 

  • H&S, tax issues
  • possible bad press
  • informal deals
  • co-op market?
  • too complex

Wasting Heat

  • University uses combined heat-power
  • more complex, need to investigate, electricity and heat use must both be decreased at same rate
  • if heat not used has to be simply put up chimney (still more efficient than standard system)
  • computer issues?
  • weekly monitoring of usage?
  • unilateral carbon tax?
  • contact estates and council rep

 

Thanks to Mark for type up the

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Leeds film festival

Leeds Film festival! films you might be interested in..

Earth Days Friday 13th November 18:30, Carraigeworks off Millenium Square.

– Visually stunning and vastly entertaining, Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. Earth Days is both a poetic meditation on humanity’s complex relationship with nature and an engaging history of the revolutionary achievements -and missed opportunities- of groundbreaking eco-activism. Presented with an introduction and discussion by Friends of the Earth.

Grassroots Film Funding Workshop and Tenner Film Shorts Film 11 Nov 18:30, CARR3, FREE –

Tenner Films is an independent documentary film company set up to produce work that addresses the big social questions that face us, particularly environmental degradation and global injustice. It’s run by filmmaker Vicki Lesley who will be presenting shorts from her ongoing project 13 Short Films About Atomic Power, a series already including documentaries, an interview with Tony Benn, performance poetry and stop motion animation. She will be presenting a workshop on fundraising, distribution and building projects from the grassroots up.

Daisies with Live Music by Monkey See Monkey Do 04 Nov 21:00, HOWARD, £6.50 / £5

Synopsis- An anarchic, surrealist classic and one of the most influential Czech movies of the 1960s, Daisies is still a unique cinematic experience. Two young women, both named Marie revolt against a degenerate, decayed and oppressive society, attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture. Described by director, Vera Chytilová as a ‘philosophical documentary in the form of a farce’, the film is about creative energy and playful rebellion, both defiant feminist statement and nihilistic, avant-garde comedy. Screening with live, improvised musical accompaniment by innovative Leeds band Monkey See Monkey Do.

Encirclement Director: Dir. Richard Brouillette. 12 Nov 19:45, VUE1,

Synopsis- Encirclement provides an enlightening and rigorous critique of the dominant ideology of neo-liberalism drawing upon the thinking and analyses of an array of internationally renowned intellectuals. It examines the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world and reveals how thought and democracy have been encircled from all directions by propaganda and reform. Featuring interviews with Noam Chomsky, Susan George, Michel Chossudovsky, Normand Baillargeon and many other leading thinkers of our time.

The Leeds Summat 21 Nov 12:00, LEEDS UNI, FREE

Synopsis- The Leeds Summat is a free, all-day gathering for hundreds of people to address the big issues of our time, local and global. The Summat will include screenings of a new local documentary Ripples Out (part of the In One City film series) about regeneration, poverty and change in south Leeds, recent hit environmental doc The Age of Stupid and a range of other enlightening and informative peace and justice films. Book your free place for these screenings at: www.summat.org. Cooked up by Together for Peace (www.t4p.org.uk).

Permaculture Evening 10 Nov 18:00, CARR3, FREE

Synopsis- Come with Leeds Permaculture Network, on a tour of some of the most innovative sustainability projects around the world. Visit Jordanian deserts and Austrian mountains, American prairies and Manchester estates. An eclectic mix of You-tube amateur , DIY community films and ‘made for TV’ documentaries show how people are dramatically improving local environments and tackling global challenges. Each film will be introduced by a member of Leeds Permaculture, with discussion, stalls, demonstrations, books and some very inspiring films.

Superheroes Director: Dir. Janek Romero 08 Nov 13:00, CARR2, 13 Nov 19:00, CARR2,

Synopsis- Superheroes is an entertaining and subversive snapshot of creative activism, civil disobedience and economic injustice in urban Germany. Figures disguised as comic-book heroes rob delis and distribute their plunder to kindergartens; a student holding down three part-time jobs empties the rubbish bin from the bio-supermarket so she can give her children a proper meal. The film tells the story of these superheroes; the story of the precarious lives of middle-class youths, a story of conformity and resignation, and one of visions and spectacular deeds.