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Carlow County Environmental Network are partnering with their counterparts in Kildare and Wexford to screen a series of environmental films in the Visual Carlow. They are inviting all community groups interested in environmental issues to attend.
The scale of the environmental crisis humanity is facing can feel overwhelming. Over the course of 5 months Carlow, Wexford and Kildare environmental networks hope to break these issues down through the media of film. Each film night will tackle a theme in an attempt to provide insight into bigger picture. Our first film will tackle climate change, followed by the issues of feeding and clothing ourselves as well as the waste we generate. Our final night in February will be a family friendly event where people can discuss any issues raised during the other nights. Each night is themed, and time has been allowed for chatting about solutions, or just about how we feel about what we learned.
1st February 2023 - Voices From the Field / Guthanna ón nGort
We are delighted to host Voices from the Field / Guthanna ón nGort, a new film by Lisa Figleton that reflects the experiences of ten farming families from the Dingle peninsula who have taken part in Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe / A Creative Imagining with artist Lisa Fingleton.
Over the last year, the artist worked closely with the farmers through drawing and film to creatively explore climate change and biodiversity loss. These collaborative films are co-created with the farm families so they can tell their stories and experiences. They share their connections to the land and the types of farming they are engaged in. They reflect on their learning from this project, their concerns about climate change and their ideas for the future.
Quote from the artist/director:
Working closely with the famers on the Dingle Peninsula over the last year and visiting each farm several times has been a real privilege. It has given me a unique opportunity as an artist, to understand their deep connection with the land and their growing concerns about climate change. Together, through drawing and film we have creatively explored their current experiences and their ideas for the future in terms of taking climate action and protecting biodiversity. It was great to see the wider farm families becoming involved throughout the project, including children and partners . The project has created bonds of friendship between the families and real momentum for action.
Link to Trailer
This project is funded by the Creative Climate Action Fund through Creative Ireland. The project is managed by The Dingle Hub in partnership with MaREI and The Green Arts Initiative.
The films are directed by Lisa Fingleton, produced by Catriona Fallon, filmed by Chris Garrett and edited by Clint Fitzgerald.
About the organisers
The CCEN is a voluntary organisation that aims to empower the communities of Carlow town and county to take action in tackling current environmental issues through simple, positive actions. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at An Gairdín Beo in Carlow Town at 7pm. New members are always welcome.
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