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An Inconvenient Sequel + Q&A Green Party’s Shane Collins
October 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
In 2006, filmmaker Davis Guggenheim first followed Al Gore as the former presidential candidate campaigned to raise awareness of the dangers of global warning and called for action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. Soon after the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” was released, this the second film went into development.
In “An inconvenient Sequel” Jon Shenk & Bonni Cohen address the progress made to tackle the problem and show Gore’s global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy; the documentary culminates in the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2016. In June 2017, following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the filmmakers re-edited the film to expand Trump’s role as antagonist.
The screening will be followed by Q&A with Shane Collins, Green Councillor on Mendip Council since 2015 and Leader of the Mendip Green Party. He’s currently a director of the Green Gathering Festival, the UK’s first renewable powered festival.
DIRECTOR: Jon Shenk & Bonni Cohen
CAST: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump
RUN TIME: 98 mins