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Vital Viewing – Dublin - Films and Media for a Better World

Thursday 16th June

12.00 – 14.00 Assorted Sustainability Shorts:

  • An Abbreviated History of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds (Post Carbon Institute)
  • The Story Of Stuff (21.25 min)
  • The Story Of Electronics (7.47 min)
  • The Story Of Cosmetics (8.18 min)
  • The Story Of Bottled Water (8.04 mins)

Sunday 19th June

11.30 – 12.30 Assorted Permaculture Shorts:

  • A Couple of Rough Types: Talking to Bill Mollison & Geof Lawton (11.20 mins)
  • The Permaculture Master Plan – Permaculture Centres Worldwide (4.20 mins)
  • Greening the Desert II: Greening the Middle East (36.33 mins)

18.00 – 20.00 The Hidden Garden (50 mins)

‘The Hidden Garden’ is a short documentary about Summer Row Community Garden close to Summerhill and North Circular Road in Dublin 1.  The film will be introduced by the film maker Garvin Gallagher and followed by a discussion led by Garvin and some volunteers from the garden.

Monday 20th June

11.30 - 12.30 The Power of Community:· How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (53 mins)

Tuesday 21st June

13.00 – 14.00 Assorted Permaculture Shorts & Discussion:

  • 30 Year Old Food Forest (10.28 min)
  • 300 Year Old Food Forest (5.55 min)
  • 2000 Year Old Food Forest (4.36 min)
  • Greening the Desert I with Geoff Lawton (5.20 min)

19.00 - 20.30 Garbage Warrior (88 mins)

Wednesday 22nd June

13.00 – 14.00 Assorted Cycling Shorts

18..00 - 19.00 The Pedal Project

Thursday 23rd June

13.00 – 14.00 The Powerdown Show

  • Rethinking Energy (20 mins)
  • Getting Around (20 mins)
  • Deconstructing Dinner (20 mins)

19.00 - 21.00 Gasland (115 mins) | Cost: €5

"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe?

When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown."

"On the want-to-see- scale, GASLAND tops the list" - Washington Post

Friday 24th June


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