What is "Survival"?
In this preview of Survival Kit, Sep 20 – Oct 20, we welcome you to visit us! From 12:00 and onwards we’ll have a cozy area with sofas (if the weather allows us to) outside the Glass House in Rådhustorget, Umeå.
There is plenty of free fika to enjoy while browsing books and other information about the artistst participating in our festival (such as Ohya Rica, Antti Laitinen and Mark Salvatus). Video clips and text about invited lecturers (like Vandana Shiva, Lisa Gålmark and Derrick Jensen) and musicians (like The Great Park, Väärt, etc) who are also invited to Survival Kit.
Participating artist in Survival Kit – Lisa Busby gives you a hint of what she will be doing during the festival at her sound performance in The Glasshouse.
After the politicians have had their talks during the day, Maria Del Mar Becerra will have a passionate speech (in English) about some of the most crucial issues of our time and what there is to do to actually achieve a real change.
From 6pm, we are moving the sofas indoors the Glashouse for docu-cinema – We are quite certain that we will have a Swedish premiere in Umeå for Disruption, which is freshly released throughout the world! Later in the evening we are also shoving the excellent movie Freedom Ahead.
Everything is for free and blankets are available.
(The Glasshouse is rather small and might only have space for ca 2o people, maybe more if we dare to sit closer to each other. Be there on time to ensure you get a seat!)
12.00-15.00 – Artist Lisa Busby – sound performance inside of the Glasshouse
12.00-15.00 – Couches, fika, books, videoclips – get to know Survival Kit!
15.00-16.30 – Speech in English: Maria Del Mar Becerra – Understanding our human path and envisioning a future.
“A comprehensive look at the root and cause of the major social, economic and environmental crisis that threaten the world. A new way to understand what has gone wrong, and a fundamentally different approach to finding promising solutions.”
16.30-17.00 Q & A with Maria
18.00-19.00 Film: Disruption
19.30-20.30 Film: Freedom Ahead
‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’
Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.
The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change.
We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.
Never before in known history have so many people relied on so few for the basic essentials of life. In our present-day democracies, freedom is slowly being commodified. We have been giving our democratic governments more and more freedom while they have been busy restricting ours. In the name of democracy and global progress laws are drafted that will outlaw simple activities that empower man, like growing our own food. By taking our freedom for granted we could be on the verge of losing it. Are we still free when we can’t grow our own food anymore or when peoples livelihood depends heavily on how we interact with the money-hungry machine democracy has become. We need to be governed less and become less dependent on a system that is simply not sustainable. An empty system that will offer no reward, when we feel it is time to start enjoying life. It is not democracy that will offer true freedom, it is reclaiming the spaces that were taken away by democracy.
Set against the backdrop of the most celebrated democracy in the world -India- we learn how governments are pushing the democratic dream, while stealing and selling peoples land to foreign corporations on consumerists behalf. In the documentary film Freedom Ahead we visit the people who are the conscience in a world which is losing its moral principles. These people regain control over their lives by being independent and living self sufficiently. By doing so they obtain the highest valued asset of all times: real freedom. This collection of committed individuals does not constitute a movement. It is dispersed and fiercely independent. It is taking shape in universities, elementary schools, farms, communities and many other places. It is experimentally emerging as a global humanitarian movement rising from the bottom up. Freedom Ahead colorfully captures this almost instinctive response, the largest social movement in all of human history through lucid footage, inspirational stories and an evocative soundscape.
For further details and other events of Survival Kit, se main page for Survival Kit on Umeå2014, visit our webpage or Facebook group.Detaljer och mer information om Survival Kit på Umea2014 hittar du genom att klicka på projektets huvudsida, genom att besöka vår web-plats eller Facebook-grupp.
Photos from the films Disruption and Freedom Ahead
|Friday Sep 12 2014 12:00 - 21:00||The Glass House|
Organizer: Verkligheten / Survival Kit
Part of a project: Survival Kit
More information: http://www.survivalkitfestival.se/index_english.html
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