Disappear Here Film Club 4

ChangeMakers is delighted to feature at Screen 2 during the Disappear Here Film Festival in Ballyliffin which runs 23 – 25 September 2022. On Saturday, film club enthusiasts can feast on an afternoon of documentaries and interesting post-show discussions to feed both the intellect and the soul. Join us!

 

About the documentaries

 

1pm

Feature Documentary 1: The Dali Lama: Scientist

In “The Dalai Lama — Scientist”, the Dalai Lama tells the unknown story, in his own words, of his lifelong journey into the world of science and technology, and how the world has changed as a result. With extensive, rare, and never before seen footage, this film tells the very human story of the Dalai Lama that no one knows.

Director: Dawn Gifford Engle (USA) 1hr 34mins

3pm

LGBTQ FOCUS Triple Bill:  3 x SHORT FILMS

Different (20mins) (As Gaeilge)

Summer 1980’s, The West of Ireland. A time and place where homosexuality is frowned upon, a promising young Gaelic footballer, Patrick, falls in love with another young man from his local village.

Oisín (21.34mins)

A single mother longing for connection must choose between her autistic son and the girl next door.

High Society (12 mins)

High Society is a Drama, coming of age film about Leah who overdoses on cocaine provided by Gary. The story deals with themes of revenge, immaturity, and love, following a young women Ruby who is in love with her girlfriend Leah. As Leah falls into a coma, through the flashbacks of her memories and her brother’s death, Ruby deals with the aftermath choosing revenge to handle her grief.

Followed by a panel led discussion with Inishowen Pride organising committee members, on the seismic event, and its legacy for the peninsula.

6pm

Feature Documentary 2: Erasmus in Gaza

Riccardo, an Italian final-year medical student, is going on Erasmus. The destination: Gaza, a war zone. His friends are shocked. However, it is important to him as he wants to become a war surgeon and is writing his thesis on explosive bullet wounds. Entering Gaza is not easy, he needs permission from three different authorities: the Israeli army, the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas.

Directors: Chiara Avesani, Matteo Debló (Palestine, Italy, Spain) 1hr 28mins

Followed by post show panel discussion.

Home Energy Actions from the ChangeMakers Community

In June 2022, a group of Donegal Change Makers attended a Walk & Talk event which we organised in partnership with Glenveagh National Park’s Education team. With an uncertain Winter ahead for many in 2022, the group attended a workshop and discussion with Architect and Activist Duncan Stewart to address the question: how do we reduce home energy costs? The group came up with these suggested actions based on what they had heard on the day. Actions discussed included:

Continue your journey; download our two page Green Energy Actions PDF today and share it with your community group, friends and family.

Home Energy Workshop Actions

This is just the start as we’ll be rolling out our Sustainability Passport Resources later in 2022.

Biodiversity Actions from the ChangeMakers Community

 

In June 2022, a group of under 40 Change Makers joined Aengus Kennedy of Nature North West and Duncan Stewart, environmental activist, architect and creator of RTE’s Eco Eye at Glenveagh National Park for a walk and talk event in partnership with the Education Team at Glenveagh. The Donegal change makers who attended Aengus Kennedy’s workshop came up with these recommended actions for protecting biodiversity.

 

Continue your journey; download our Biodiversity Workshop Actions Sheet today.

Biodiversity Workshop Actions

Disappear Here Film Club 2: Losing Alaska

Disappear Here Film Club 2: Losing Alaska

 

ChangeMakers, Disappear Here Film Festival and Concern Worldwide are pleased to invite you to the second Disappear Here Film Club screening and post-film talk at the Market House, Clonmany, this Friday 1 July 2022 at 7:30pm.

Our second film is the powerful documentary ‘Losing Alaska from Director Tom Burke.

The 375 residents of Newtok, Alaska watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as winter storms steal their coastline and melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town. Tom Burke’s elegiac study follows the community as they struggle to maintain their traditional Yup’ik culture, a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing, and build a new town on safer, higher ground.

 

Post film panel discussion

 

Our post screening discussion will include Donegal Green Party Chairman Michael White, Rosemary Mc Closkey, Vice Chair of Inishowen Rivers Trust and Duncan Stewart, Environmentalist, Activist and Architect, talking about how these issues are of local as well as global concern.

 

Details

 

The Market House, Clonmany

1st July 7.30pm (Pay at the Door)

 

Entry to the film and post-screening discussion costs €7.50 and all proceeds go to the newly established ‘Donegal Documentary Fund’, to help raise awareness of sociopolitical and environmental issues in the county.

 

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Biodiversity and Green Energy Solutions

Biodiversity and Green Energy Solutions

 

ChangeMakers in partnership with Glenveagh National Park is pleased to present: Duncan Stewart & Aengus Kennedy of Nature North West in conversation about biodiversity and green energy.

2pm: Meet at 2pm at the car-park.

We will need to leave by 2:05pm to stay on schedule. If you are late or lost, text me at 086 – 1913919 and walk to the log cabin along the Derrylahane Trail.

2:15pm Talk by Duncan Stewart at the log cabin, followed by walk.

2:45pm Talk by Aengus Kennedy along the Derrylahane Trail.

3:30pm Tea, coffee, traybakes at a reserved area in the restaurant at the Visitor Centre

3:45pm – 4.45pm: Q&A facilitated by Janine of the Education Centre followed by group activity with 2 x 10 minute brainstorm of actions we can each take when it comes to biodiversity, green energy and achieving a circular economy.

All are welcome.