Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Green Euro-MP hosts Brighton screening of climate change film The Age of Stupid

Green Euro-MP Caroline Lucas has sponsored a Brighton showing of the ground-breaking film about climate change The Age of Stupid.

She will introduce the film, which screens at the Duke of York's cinema at Preston Circus, on Thursday (May 7th) at 6.30pm.

The film stars Oscar nominee Pete Poslethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at archive footage from 2007 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?

The Green Party Euro-MP, who hosted a special screening of the film for fellow MEPs from across Europe earlier this year, said The Age of Stupid was an incredible film.

But it isn't just great entertainment it contains an important message too.

Unless we act now, urgently, to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions which are fuelling climate change, the human costs will be terrible and our children and grandchildren will neither understand, nor forgive, our stupidity.

There will be a chance to talk about the film, and its urgent message, with Dr Lucas and Lizzie Gillett, one of The Age of Stupid's producers, during a panel discussion immediately afterwards.

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