What The COP?

WHAT THE COP?

27-30 October 6:30pm

4 Free film screenings and discussions on climate justice, COP & OBAN.
Hosted by Oban Youth Cafe with support from Naoko Mabon & Dr Leslie Mabon.

What The COP? is an initiative of Take One Action Film Festival
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI's Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery Funding from the BFI.

Each screening is held in Screen 2 in the Oban Phoenix Cinema, and starts 6.30pm, followed by an approx. 30min group discussion about the film, in which the audience will take part. The discussion is supported by Dr Leslie Mabon (The Open University), an environmental social scientist who is an expert in the topic of climate change in the coastal community and climate justice context. 


ANOTE'S ARK

Wednesday 27 October 6:30pm
Book tickets & see trailer. 

What if your country was swallowed by the sea? A portrait of paradise on the brink.
As rising sea levels threaten the low-lying Pacific nation of Kiribati, its president, Anote Tong, seeks to wake up policy makers across the globe to the reality of climate change and to help his homeland from being washed off the face of the earth.
For many of his people, such as mother-of-six Sermary, climate change is already an inescapable reality, with typhoons and saltwater repeatedly destroying homes and livelihoods. While Mr Tong seeks global solutions – some of which advocate building floating islands or underwater cities – Sermary considers abandoning her endangered homeland for a new life thousands of kilometers away in New Zealand, and becoming one of Kiribati’s many climate refugees.

This screening and discussion is held as part of What the COP?, a film initiative of Take One Action Film Festivals. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.

GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH

Thursday 28 October 6:30pm
Book tickets & see trailer. 

Each screening is held in Screen 2 in the Oban Phoenix Cinema, and starts 6.30pm, followed by an approx. 30min group discussion about the film, in which the audience will take part. The discussion is supported by Dr Leslie Mabon (The Open University), an environmental social scientist who is an expert in the topic of climate change in the coastal community and climate justice context.

The Paris Agreement is a milestone in history influencing the next decades. For the first time 195 nations committed to take action against climate change. The film gives insight behind closed doors of the negotiations and reveals the clash of forces, which shape our future: national self-interest against destruction of whole countries, rich versus poor, victims against profiteers. A reflection of the global community told by high-ranking figures and leaks of the process. Can this agreement save our planet?

This screening and discussion is held as part of What the COP?, a film initiative of Take One Action Film Festivals. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.

NOT WITHOUT US

Friday 29 October 6:30pm
Book tickets & see trailer. 

Each screening is held in Screen 2 in the Oban Phoenix Cinema, and starts 6.30pm, followed by an approx. 30min group discussion about the film, in which the audience will take part. The discussion is supported by Dr Leslie Mabon (The Open University), an environmental social scientist who is an expert in the topic of climate change in the coastal community and climate justice context.
A rousing documentary immersing viewers in the moving, personal journeys of seven grassroots campaigners from around the world as they attempt to harness the only force that can prevent catastrophic climate change: the will of the people.

From decreasing biodiversity to indigenous land rights abuses, Not Without Us connects the dots between growing economic inequality, fossil fuel driven economies and government inaction in the face of the greatest crisis engulfing our planet. Putting frontline communities’ perspectives at its centre, it powerfully conveys their call for deep, far-reaching system change.

This screening and discussion is held as part of What the COP?, a film initiative of Take One Action Film Festivals. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.

THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN

Saturday 30 October 6:30pm
Book tickets & see trailer. 

Each screening is held in Screen 2 in the Oban Phoenix Cinema, and starts 6.30pm, followed by an approx. 30min group discussion about the film, in which the audience will take part. The discussion is supported by Dr Leslie Mabon (The Open University), an environmental social scientist who is an expert in the topic of climate change in the coastal community and climate justice context.
A moving portrait of resilience on the frontlines of climate change

From devastating droughts to flash floods, Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya has been documenting the effects of extreme weather on his farm, his family and his community for over five years. Determined to stop climate change in its tracks, he organises local farmer groups to spread awareness of the dangers of deforestation and monoculture – and ends up taking his message all the way to the UN Climate summit. But will anyone listen? Faced with international leaders’ inertia and arrogance, Kisilu strengthens his resolve to protect the planet and the soil which every farmer – and all of us – depend on.
Combining stunning cinematography with hand-held, first-person accounts, this vividly textured documentary echoes the strength of spirit of its remarkable protagonist.

This film was supported by the Bertha Connect Fund. This screening and discussion is held as part of What the COP?, a film initiative of Take One Action Film Festivals. Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.