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MMMM! Monday 19 Feb, Movie (Dorset Premiere: Bank Job), Meal & Mingling

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

Monday, February 19, 2024, 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're screening yet another Dorset Premiere!


Delicious food from 6ish:

Sour chickpeas - chickpeas in organic tomato and onion sauce with lemon, chilli, ginger relish.
Hot sweet squash and sweet potatoes - Organic purple sweet potatoes and butternut squash, cooked with mustard seeds, onions, red chilli and dark brown sugar.
Masoor Dal - Organic red lentils cooked with ginger and turmeric, finished with a cumin seed, coriander and cayenne tarka.
Gujarati carrot and apple salad, with mustard seeds and lemon juice finish.

Shorts from around 6:30

And then the main feature around 7pm:

Bank Job (1 h 27 mins) 2021


Fed up with predatory economic institutions and drastic wealth disparity after the 2008 financial crisis, community-led movements are ready to take aim at archaic economic systems that are beneficial for a few and predatory to many.

A community driven feature film, participatory bank and playful act of economic education and change.
An unlikely team, seemingly insurmountable odds, even explosions… taking steps towards a future in which money works for us all.

This mischievous feature documentary led by artist/filmmaker team Dan Edelstyn and Hilary Powell, instigates and follows a community coming together to make their own currency, opening a bank in order to examine how money and debt is created in our economy and to ask important questions about how the system of money creation might be altered in their favour.

Debt is an integral component of our current system of inequality. 97% of all money is conjured into reality at the moment when banks make loans. This means our money supply is effectively on lease from private banks – giving them inordinate power determine the course of our economic, social and common good. Yet we, the public, do not yet fully understand the way money comes into existence – and while we remain in the dark, there will be no way to change course.

Our act of citizen money creation is both a way of raising real money for specific causes in the community and a way of fundraising to buy and destroy £1million of local predatory debts.

Through the film we argue that widespread debt is the natural – though unwelcome companion to the money system we currently have and, like money, another widely misunderstood phenomena subject to myth and moralising.

From both talking to economists and our local community we discover that debt is tied to even the most basic provisions, education, healthcare, housing – as all these are being accessed through credit in one way or another. We argue that these debts are a result of a monetary system which is impoverishing multitudes by design, and which could be changed.

Support their work!

Please, support the important and inspirational work these artists and filmmakers are doing:
  1. Start creating a Power Station on your street! Join their awesome Street by Street community-led solar retrofit network (if you want to try before you buy you can get 7 days free membership here)
  2. Contribute to their Every Street a Power Station crowdfunder

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

Core Contributor

Beth Siddons

Core Contributor

Budget


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Total raised

£190.06 GBP

Total disbursed

£190.06 GBP

Estimated annual budget

£195.00 GBP

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