Don't despair this Friday, celebrate with us!
Posted by Heather Mason on January 18, 2017 at 01:50 AM
This Friday 20th January Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America.
BUT....we have an alternative celebration for you, why not join us for a party and a film screening celebrating the people all around the world who are developing creative, positive solutions to our common challenges.
We are screening the award-winning French documentary Demain . I dare you to watch this 107 second trailer and not want to see more!
Demain, the French for tomorrow, is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film, exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. Produced by activist and writer Cyril Dion and actress/director Mélanie Laurent who visit a variety of initiatives organised by ordinary people across the world who are working to create a new vision from urban agriculture projects to local currencies and community-owned renewable projects.
So as Trump is inaugurated in the US, come along to watch Demain - the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency! Let's watch and learn from how others searched and found solutions to the crisis humanity faces.
Join us from 6pm this Friday evening for nibbles, drinks and chat. We'll provide the popcorn, you can bring you own drink as Filmbase is BYOB :-)! Our chairperson, Cara Augustenborg (an American citizen as well as an Irish one) will introduce the film which we will start just after 7pm and runs for just 2 hours.
We look forward to meeting up and inspiring each other to create a better tomorrow.
Supporter Relations Manager
Friends of the Earth
Book your seat on eventbrite , it'll be great ;-).
P.S. If you didn't see my email yesterday, please do take a minute to email your TDs about the Bill to pull taxpayers' money out of fossil fuel companies , which will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow, Thursday. Trócaire have been leading this campaign and Stop Climate Chaos made it one of its central policy demands. What better way for Ireland to mark Trump's inauguration than for the Dáil to point the way to a carbon free future!