Date
Saturday, 23 June 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location
Kolkata

British Council is inviting all library members and students to experience one of the best BFI films on environment. It will be screened on Saturday 23 June 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Synopsis: In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon’s atomic test bomb in Amchitka, Alaska. Chronicling this untold story at the birth of the modern environmental movement and with access to dramatic archive footage unseen for over 40 years, the film centres on eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of the global organization we now know as Greenpeace.

The film spans the period from the first expedition to enter the nuclear test zone in 1971 through the first whale and seal campaigns, and ends in 1979, when, victims of their own success, the founders gave away their central role to create Greenpeace International.

How To Change The World is an intimate portrait of the group’s original members and of activism itself—idealism vs. pragmatism, principle vs. compromise. They agreed that a handful of people could change the world; they just couldn’t always agree on how to do it.

Running Time: 109 minutes.

For registration, visit the Customer Services Desk at British Council. As the number of seats is limited, we advise early registration to avoid disappointment. To speak to us, call (+91 33) 40074341 or write to Arnisha.Dey@britishcouncil.org

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