Rats, Roads and Railways - a film night for the Dear Green Place
7pm, Wednesday 11th April, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
admission free (but ticketed)
There will be four short films presenting different approaches to how ordinary individuals have responded to environmental and health issues in their local areas.
(Samer Bagaeen, 2007)
On 28th Janury 2007 Tesco demolished the historic Partick Central Railway Station to make way for a new supermarket, despite protests from Historic Scotland and the local community, this film is one Glasgow resident's response to that event.
(Maeve Gavin and Abi Mordin, 2006)
Volunteers and staff at North Glasgow Community Food Initiative made this film to celebrate their work, contributions and what the organisation does.
(Tamra Raven, 2002)
Award-winning documentary about community gardens in New York and the residents' fight against Mayor Rudy Giuliani's plans to sell the land onto private developers.
(Ceri, Geoffrey and Joe, 1995)
An anti-road road movie linking road protests across the UK and culminating in the symbolic death of the car at the Pollok Free State - the famous road protest camp outside Glasgow. This was the focus of the campaign by the local community and sympathetic activists against a motorway that cut through Pollok Park, once the largest city centre green space in Europe.
Total running time: 1 hr 30 mins.
The films will be introduced by Martha Wardrop and Simon Yuill. There will be time for discussion and questions regarding the current Tesco campaign following the films.
Will be available on the night of the screening, but if you wish to get one in advance please contact the CCA box office a week or so before the screening. All tickets are free. CCA box office: 0141 352 4900