Bountiful Bristol Bulletin


Films that make you think at The Watershed by nadiacatkinhillman
May 4, 2007, 8:38 am
Filed under: media

A series of “films that make you think’ at the Festival of Ideas is coming soon. Each will be preceded by a “Salon” in The Hub (35 King Street, Bristol) from 5 pm each day, discussing the issues raised in the films. I hope you’ll find the selection interesting and will call in on the salon(s) and see the films – they’re all in The Watershed at 6 pm.

The films are:

Mon 14th May – Enron – The Smartest Guys in the Room.
Introduced by Colin Skellett, Chief Exec of Wessex Water, who will talk about what it was like to work for them (Enron used to own Wessex).
There’ll be a number of guests from the world of Bristol business at the Hub Salon on this day, do come and meet them!

Tues 15th May – Black Gold – All about fair trade in the world of coffee, a new film just released.

Weds 16th May – Fast Food Nation – Another brand new film, a dramatised version of Eric Schlosser’s book, starring Ethan Hawke and Bruce Willis (!)
Introduced by Carl Honore, author of the great book In Praise of Slow

Thurs 17th May – An Inconvenient Truth, One Year On – Our most high- profile event, the film will be followed by a top-class panel discussing the effect the film has had since it was released. Tony Juniper, Director, Friends of the Earth, Peter Madden, CEO of Forum for the Future, and Chris Priest from the ClimateSpace project and HP Labs will be on the panel. Well worth hearing their views – and I’m constantly amazed by the number of people who still haven’t seen this important film. If you missed it first time round, now’s your chance!

Fri 18th May – Who Killed The Electric Car? – A great film which does what it says on the tin – following the launch, success and demise of electric cars in California – although they are now coming back. Be astonished as GM builds the EV-1 electric car whilst at the same time lobbying for the law which requires it to be repealed. Cry as the entire fleet gets crushed in the Arizona desert when the law is repealed – and cheer as US enthusiasts modify their hybrid Toyotas and Hondas to plug them in to the power supply.
Also shows that ‘Governator’ Schwarzennegger has both an electric and a hydrogen-powered Hummer 4×4. Screened with the enthusiastic participation of the Bristol Electric Vehicle club.

Do support our films – you can book tickets on the Watershed Box Office number, 0117 927 5100

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