Events in 2018
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SEED: The Untold Story is an award-winning environmental documentary about the dramatic loss of seed diversity and the movement to restore the future of our food, from the filmmakers behind Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? and The Real Dirt on Farmer John. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, and Winona LaDuke
The evening will include:
6.30 – 7pm - Registration
7pm – 8.45 pm - Film Screening
9 pm – 10pm - Speaker and discussion
St. Katharine’s Precinct’s The Yurt Café will be open for snacks, drinks and the perfect film accompaniment, cocktails!
This screening will be a first for WEN and we hope to continue to share and showcase inspiring films that focus on feminism and the environment. Keep an eye on our website for more exciting screenings! #WENFilmClub
7TH MARCH - WOMENS CONFERENCE, STUDENT UNION, UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON
8TH MARCH - London premiere of a new film about Lynn Margulis FLS, a scientific rebel who challenged entrenched theories of evolution to present a new narrative: life evolves through collaboration.
FILM PREMIERE Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis rocked the boat and started a scientific revolution premiering worldwide in March 2018.
18:00–21:00 Thursday 8 March 2018 BOOK TICKETS HERE
Symbiotic Earth is the story of a scientific rebel. A model of female empowerment, Lynn Margulis FLS fought the male establishment and, through her persistence, triumphed. As a young scientist in the 1960s, Margulis was ridiculed when she articulated a theory that symbiosis was a key driver of evolution. Instead of the mechanistic view that life evolved solely through random genetic mutations and competition, she presented a symbiotic narrative in which bacteria joined together to create the complex cells that formed animals, plants, and all other organisms. The idea that all of life is deeply interconnected and collaborative has radical implications for how we look at our selves, evolution, and the environment.
Filmmaker John Feldman met Lynn Margulis in 2005 when making a film about evolution. With Margulis’ help, he began to develop another film about new ideas in evolutionary biology, but when she died suddenly of a stroke in 2011 at the age of 73, he decided to make a more ambitious film about the scope and implications of Margulis’ and her colleagues’ groundbreaking new views.
Symbiotic Earth explores radical ideas with a sense of humor and a deep respect for science. Daryl Taylor, the host of a preview screening in Melbourne, declared, “Lynn’s energy, optimism, good humour, mischief and awe leap off the screen.”
Following the film there will be a Q&A session with John Feldman (Filmmaker), Alex Marlow (Editor and Researcher) and Peter Horton (Director, Gaia's Company).
- Registration (£10) is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Doors will open at 17:30.
- For more information about the film go to http://hummingbirdfilms.com/symbioticearth/
- If you are interested in Gaia theory and want to know more. Peter Horton will also be hosting a Gaia walk.
9TH -11TH MARCH - WOW FESTIVAL, South Bank
13th MARCH 6.30pm - WEN Forum Why Women will Save the Planet in association with Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International
20th MARCH 6.30PM-8PM - FILM SCREENING, Menstrual Man, Whitechapel Idea Store
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