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Film Night: Living in the Time of Dying (2020) 54 mins

An unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst of climate catastrophe and finding purpose and meaning within it. Filmmaker Michael Shaw, travels the world looking for answers, showing how deep the predicament is along with the systems and ways of thinking that brought us here.

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Film Night: Living in the Time of Dying (2020) 54 mins
Film Night: Living in the Time of Dying (2020) 54 mins

Time & Location

01 Dec 2022, 19:30 – 22:30

The Hive, Cycle Hub, Wood St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1UJ, UK

About the event

This film is the first in a two part series - which complement each other - asking us to look more

clearly into the future, so that we can be better prepared for the threats that face us, and

perhaps even turn them into an opportunity to build a different kind of society. Whilst the

second is more atmospheric and impressionistic, this one tells the story of one person's journey

into greater understanding and acceptance through a series of conversations.

Living in The Time of Dying is an unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst of

climate catastrophe and finding purpose and meaning within it. Recognising the magnitude of

the climate crisis we are facing, independent filmmaker Michael Shaw, sells his house to travel

around the world looking for answers. Pretty soon we begin to see how deep the predicament

goes along with the systems and ways of thinking that brought us here.

Featured in this documentary are Professor of Sustainability and founder of the Deep

Adaptation movement Jem Bendell, award winning journalist and author of "The End of Ice",

Dahr Jamail, Dharma teacher and author of Facing Extinction Catherine Ingram and Stan

Rushworth, a Native American Elder, teacher and author who brings an especially enlightening

viewpoint to these questions.

While it becomes clear that catastrophic climate change is now inevitable it also opens up a

whole new set of questions: How exactly did we arrive at this point? What new choices can we

make now regarding how to live our lives and what actions make sense at this time.

The people interviewed in the documentary, all highly regarded and well-known spokespeople

on the issue, argue it's too late to stop what is coming but in no way is it too late to regain a

renewed, life-giving relationship with ourselves and our world..

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