Portsmouth Film Society has announced its 5th Green Film Festival programme which will take place between 22nd and 24th May in the Eldon Building.
Part of a worldwide movement to highlight environmental issues through film, festival organisers have selected three films that touch on different aspects of our world.
The festival launches on Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30pm in EW 1.10, with a screening of Embrace, a film that tackles the issue of body image, exploring the culture of body loathing and body shaming, which has reached epic proportions across the globe.
Vie O’Portland, a Body Positivity Coach and Body Image Movement Global Ambassador will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.
Seed: The Untold Story will be screened on Wednesday 23rd May, at 7.30pm in Room EW 1.10.
Seed follows passionate seed keepers who are keen to ensure the survival of our 12,000 year-old legacy .
Before the screening, senior lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, Dr Rocio Perez-Barrales, will give a short speech to introduce the film.
The final film of Green Festival is The Beekeeper and his Son, which will be screened on Thursday 24th May at 7.30pm in EW 1.10.
After drifting as a migrant worker in the city for a year, Maofu returns to his family bee farm in rural Northern China. Maofu brings big ideas for marketing and honey sales, however his father. Lao Yu, emphasises a heartfelt connection with the bees, which comes from years of tradition beekeeping.
The moving film was directed by Diedie Weng who grew up in rural China, and said on the film’s website “I came to realise that the reality of the villager’s personal lives were far more complex than I had understood”.
Come along to the festival to celebrate the best in world cinema, and raise awareness for important issues.
Tickets cost £6 per film, and are free to University of Portsmouth students, all films will start at 7.30pm in Eldon Building, room EW 1.10.
The full programme and tickets are available on the Portsmouth Film Society website.