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Eco-films, Knowle West Media Centre and Think or Swim?


A selection of short environmentally- themed films produced and programmed by Knowle West Media Centre. Green Ideas is an animation which investigates how to solve the problem of cows producing methane gas, Green Hit Squad tells the tale of five superheroes and their planet saving stunts, whilst Mother Nature is getting cross in Paradise Found, in Defeat The Heat eco- warriors Mitchell and Conner challenge friends and family to change their environmentally unfriendly ways and in Think or Swim the predictions have come true – climate change has happened, Bristol is under water, and Knowle West is being evacuated.

Think or Swim? is a series of 7 short films produced by young filmmakers in the South West in response to climate change issues. The shorts feature superheros, time travel, aliens and even an encounter with Michael Eavis. The project has been sponsored by DEFRA’s climate change fund and aims to communicate one of the most pressing messages of today – we all must either think and do something about our changing climate or swim!

EVENT: FILM
DATE: SAT 15TH SEPT
LOCATION: WATERSHED CINEMA 1
TIME: 11.00. This 48min programme screens throughout the day, starting on the hour.
THINK OR SWIM?: SPECIAL SCREENING AT 15.00

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Credits

Knowle West Media Centre and Think or Swim?

About the Creator

Knowle West Media Centre is based in Bristol, England and is engaged in developing the creative, educational and social potential of people within the surrounding community and the city as a whole.

Think or Swim? is an initiative supported by DEFRA and lead by Sam Burkey, at Wildscreen for the Bristol Natural Consortium. Working with local filmmakers and professional communicators, young people were supported to develop short films to be used as cultural drivers within their community and as tools for engaging with otherwise hard to reach audiences.