Stroud Film Festival: Beyond Solastalgia

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Thu 19Mar

Reimagining a Better Future

Facilitator: Peter Moseley

Come and view the premier of Peter Moseley’s latest film during the Stroud Film Festival. Discussion with Peter follows the screening. This documentary premier examines causes of and future solutions to the climate emergency.

Event time: Thu 19th Mar 2020 at 8:00pm - Thu 19th Mar 2020 at 9:30pm

At a glance

  • Wide-ranging conversations on environmental themes
  • Personal expression of concern from leading environmentalists
  • Tribute to Polly Higgins, Earth Protector

What will participants gain

  • New perspectives on a topic of global concern
  • Opportunity to meet the director and learn about the film making process
  • Be part of a community-wide festival

The film will look at how we need to use our imagination to create a positive, sustainable future to combat Climate Change and to cope with the upset of Solastalgia. Solastalgia, defined by Professor Glen Albrecht is a form of mental or existential distress caused by environmental change. It is similar to nostalgia but the longing is for our “soil” not for the past.

Featuring interviews with Jonathon Porritt, Rob Hopkins, Scilla Elworthy, Polly Higgins, Satish Kumar, Charles Eisenstein, Caroline Lucas, Tim Smit, Bruce Parry, Fiona Reynolds & Kate Raworth.

We will examine the causes and possible solutions to Climate Change. Particularly the importance of local communities coming together, showing how in Stroud, grassroots groups have played a significant part in community engagement and support.

We will look at new economic thinking, energy solutions, waste management and the importance of well being for positive change.

The film is a tribute to Polly Higgins, an inspiration to many in the environmental movement and the Stroud community.


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£5 Concession Ticket


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Tickets are be available on the door on a donation basis. Please RSVP via the website to reserve a place.

The bar will be open from 7.00pm

Peter Moseley

Peter Moseley is an experienced director and director of photography on feature films, drama, commercials and documentaries for BBC, ITV and Channel 4 including Horizon, Arena and Panorama. He films events at Hawkwood and premiered his documentary on the River Severn ‘The River’ as part of Stroud Film Festival in 2017 and showed his film on sculptor Lynn Chadwick at SFF 2018..