What we're about

The idea of the group will be to meet up regularly to watch a documentary, and then have a group discussion of the topics involved afterwards. Initial documentary topics will probably include sustainable living, human society/community, smart use of technology, global challenges to humanity.

The format is either just a discsussion or a combined screening + discussion as outlined at http://influencefilmclub.com/ , who describes their vision as follows:

"Influence Film Club wants more people to watch documentary films and have meaningful conversations about them.

We believe that documentaries is much needed in a world overflowed with information and sound-bites. They provide an opportunity to think, understand, share, and connect with the world on a deeper level.

By watching and discussing docs we create the sparks for influencing the world around us.
We help you find great documentaries and ways for you to extend the conversation and get involved, reminding you that a good documentary is just the beginning…

If you want to talk about the things that matter with people that matter then pick a film, invite your friends, and watch and discuss together. It’s as easy as that. Think book clubs, but for documentaries."

Upcoming events (4)

no screening - discussion on "climate hackers"

Cornerstone Arts Centre

There will be a non-screening meetup at the local Cornerstone cafe for general introductions and a discussion about a documentary we all watch individually beforehand. **NOTE DAY CHANGE TO SATURDAY** The documentary being discussed at this meetup will be "climate hackers" which looks at technologies that are being investigated to help fight climate change. These include geo-engineering approaches as well as carbon capture. The documentary can be viewed for free online at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZIC6hJ_fCE

no screening - discusssion on "Humans, Gods and Technology"

Cornerstone Arts Centre

There will be a non-screening meetup at the local Cornerstone cafe for general introductions and a discussion about a documentary we all watch individually beforehand. This discussion will be on "Humans, Gods and Technology" which looks at the impact that AI and increased technological capability will affect human society. The documentary can be viewed for free at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQd_5as_cMY

No screening style discussion on "YOU ARE HERE: The Oil Journey"

Cornerstone Arts Centre

There will be a non-screening meetup at the local Cornerstone cafe for general introductions and a discussion about a documentary we all watch individually beforehand. This discussion will be on "YOU ARE HERE: The Oil Journey", which was released in 2011 and takes a look at how human society has got to a position where it is completely dependent upon oil, and then it looks at the implications of peak oil i.e. the end of easily attainable oil. The video can be viewed online for free at the following link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv2MHEDlXlU

No screening discussion on "Regreening the planet"

Cornerstone Arts Centre

There will be a non-screening meetup at the local Cornerstone cafe for general introductions and a discussion about a documentary we all watch individually beforehand. This discussion will be on "regreening the planet" which looks at the profit that comes from the recovery of ecosystems in Spain, Egypt and India. Restoring ecosystems does not only generate ecological profit but also economic. The documentary can be watched for free online at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC_Y1ZTZXQ4

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