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TOA Film Club Oban

TOA Film Club Oban, 6x monthly environmental justice film screenings + discussions (from September 2022 to March 2023, apart from December) to nurture momentum and empower more actions from Oban towards a fairer and more sustainable world, begins Friday 30 September 2022.

6.30pm at Oban Phoenix Cinema (Screen2). £3 each, all welcome. (January screening starts 10.15am)
You can book your ticket at Oban Phoenix Cinema’s website: www.obanphoenix.com

Each screening is followed by an approx. 30min relaxed group discussion/reflection around the film. This is supported by Dr Leslie Mabon (Lecturer in Environmental Systems, Open University) who is an expert in the topic of climate change in the coastal community and environmental justice context.

TOA Film Club Oban is led by WAGON with support from Oban Youth Cafe and Oban Phoenix Cinema. Part of the Film Club programme of Take One Action Film Festivals.

Here is the exciting line-up of the film titles (as of September 2022):

FRI 30 SEP 2022, 6.30pm
NOW (2020, for 8+ years, 73 min)
Young activists around the globe challenging the status quo and pushing for social and political change.

FRI 28 OCT 2022, 6.30pm
Plastic China (2016, for 12+ years, 82min)
Harsh reality of 11-year-old Yi-Jie and family working at a plastic waste recycling workshop (*involving scenes of abusive environments)

FRI 25 NOV 2022, 6.30pm
Eating Up Easter (2018, for 8+ years, 75min)
Native Rapa Nui (Easter Island) filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu’s wake-up call from the remote Pacific reshaped by mass tourism.

FRI 27 JAN 2023, 10.15am
The Cloud Forest (2017, for 12+ years, 94min)
Set in Mexico, this film asks “Can small people, in small places, doing small things, change the world?”

FRI 3 FEB 2023, 6.30pm
3 Short Animations (For 5+ years, 28min for 3 animations:
Hedgehogs and the City (2010), Some Thing (2015), and Plantae (2017))

FRI 31 MAR 2023, 6.30pm
Grit (2018, for 12+ years, 81min)
Dian was 6 when her village in Indonesia experienced an earthquake and mud tsunami, set off by natural gas drilling.