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MMMM! Monday 16 Oct, Movie (Regreening the Desert / A Farm for the Future), Meal & Mingling

Inspiring documetaries, short films by local filmmakers, organic veg curries, + hot & cold drinks

Monday, October 16, 2023, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
Fiscal Host: United Diversity

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United Diversity Bridport and Sustainable Bridport present: MMMM! Monday Movie, Meal & Mingling

Inspiring documentaries, short films by local filmmakers, organic veg curries, hot and cold drinks.

An exciting new fortnightly event for Bridport in the lovely White Room at the Chapel in the Garden (entry via Rax Lane)

This week we'll be screening in inspirational double bill:


Short from about 6:30pm:

Then the two main features from about 7pm:

Regreening the desert with John D. Liu (47 mins) 2012
and
A Farm for the Future (49 mins) 2009

Regreening the desert with John D. Liu 


For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has been working on his worldwide mission to green deserts and to restore biodiversity. 

It all started in 1995 when Liu filmed the Loess-plateau in China. He witnessed a local population who turned an area of almost the same size as The Netherlands from a dry, exhausted wasteland into one green oasis. This experience changed his life. From that moment on, Liu has been travelling all over the world to convince and inspire government leaders, policy-makers and farmers with his film material and knowledge. Liu diligently spreads the message that restoration of ecosystems is not only possible, but also economically very meaningful. Backlight accompanies Liu on his mission in Jordan and shows on the basis of Liu’s own film material that a green future is possible worldwide.

As Liu says:  "It is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems. If we can, ... why don't we do that?"

" one of the most important documentaries I've ever seen"

-- One Scythe Revolution

A Farm for the Future


Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key. 

With her father close to retirement, Rebecca returns to her family's wildlife-friendly farm in Devon, to become the next generation to farm the land. But last year's high fuel prices were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is. 

Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that it is actually nature that holds the key to farming in a low-energy future.

IMDb - 8.3/10
Top Documentary Film - 8.61/10

We'll also have:

Delicious organic vegetarian curries from Fergus Bradbeer aka Vegie Vortex (who also does the curries at Beach and Barnicott), plus hot and cold drinks. Please pre-order your food if at all possible.

Please note:

Our room hire costs £42/ week so if you're able to able to contribute more than the default ticket amount then please do so. 

We also need to ensure enough people come along to make it worthwhile for Fergus to keep coming along to cook up the delicious food - so invite a friend!

Many thanks in advance. Together We Have Everything.

Get your tickets and pre-book your food now 🎟️ 🍲😋 

United Diversity Bridport


Our goal: get the Bridport bioregion into the Doughnut by making "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" a reality in our locality.

If you'd like to help out or get more involved:



Location

The Chapel in the Garden

Our team

Deb and John

Core Contributor

Richard Scott

Core Contributor

Ali Edgley

Core Contributor

Jen Hawkins

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Beth Siddons

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