Sheffield Climate Alliance at Doc/Fest……

Sheffield Climate Alliance are delighted to have three of their key volunteers speaking as part of the internationally-recognised ‘Doc/Fest Exchange’ programme. Chair Jenny Carpenter will be speaking at ‘Our Planet, Our Health’ session on Friday 7th June, secretary Lauren Jones will be speaking at ‘Climate Stories: New Strategies’ on Sunday 9th June and food guru Rick Watson will be speaking at ‘Food Matters’ on Tuesday 11th June. All ‘Doc/Fest Exchange’ events are free and there will be refreshments available. More details are below…

Our Planet, Our Health Fri 7 June / 11:00 Human-induced climate change is a fact, a UK climate emergency has been declared, but what can we do? Join activist Joshua Hall of Extinction Rebellion Sheffield, artist Hwa Young Jung, geographer Professor Anson MacKay, environmental economist Professor Elizabeth Robinson and Jenny Carpenter of Sheffield Climate Alliance to consider the challenges we face and to explore solutions. This session also draws on themes raised by documentary, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.

Climate Stories: New Strategies Sun 9 June / 11:00 Climate communication is more critical than ever before. This session, hosted by Isabel Shapiro (DocSociety), unpicks the strategy behind Doc Society’s new Climate Story Lab initiative, inviting a panel of filmmakers and experts, including broadcaster and Wellcome Engagement Fellow Sara Keeney and Lauren Jones of the Sheffield Climate Alliance, to reflect on how radical collaboration and creative communication can make climate stories go further.

Food Matters Tue 11 June / 11:00 Join artist Maya Chowdhry, community food expert Mama D, Rick Watson of Sheffield Climate Alliance and food researcher Professor Bhavani Shankar to explore revelations, contradictions and journeys around food, where it comes from, how it nourishes us and impacts our health.

You may also be interested in the following:

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. Screenings on Friday 7th at 6.15pm and Tuesday 11th at 7.15pm. Humans are making such profound changes to our planet that scientists argue we are in a new epoch: the Anthropocene. Four years in the making, this visually stunning documentary traverses the globe showing the devastating impact of our lives on Earth, from the vast harnessing of ivory to lithium extraction in Chile and the coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef.

Meet The Maker (Alternative Realities): Viktorija Mickute. Saturday 8th June at 4pm. Viktorija Mickute discusses her urgent 360 VR film, The Curse of Palm Oil, taking you into the Malaysian rainforest to see the devastating affects of palm oil plantations on the environment and tribal communities.

Crops and Robbers. Monday 10th 3.45pm. This thought-provoking animated film points out the connections between surplus and famine, questions many assumptions about aid and trade, and shows a game of chance being played across continents and through the centuries, as the crops contend with the robbers.

To find out more about ‘Doc/Fest Exchange‘, click on the link here for the programme. For more broader information about this years’ Doc/Fest, find the full website here. @sheffdocfest.