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The Green Lie – online film screening and discussion

Date: Monday 12th June   /   Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A documentary film screening online followed by a discussion on Zoom as part of the Climate Fringe Festival

Join us for ‘The Green Lie’, directed by Werner Boote (2018). Length: 93 minutes.

Watch the film at leisure from the comfort of your own home, on the evening of Sunday 11th or on Monday 12th June, via private online video channel, and then join the post-screening discussion at 8pm on Monday 12th June online via Zoom.

The conversation will be led by Isobel, one of our Young Humanist Scotland Ambassadors.

‘Environmentally-friendly electric cars, sustainably-produced food products, fair production processes….Can our purchasing power help save the world?’

In this tongue-in-cheek two-hander, Austrian director Werner Boote and German author Kathrin Hartmann meticulously unpick some of the most prevalent ‘greenwashing’ myths at play today. They take viewers on a round-the-globe tour of corporate hypocrisy, to the sites of catastrophic environmental disasters and shocking land rights violations, all of which are harming humans, animals and the planet despite the glowing promises of effective self-regulation.

A person stands alone in what was a woodland, scarred by logging.

Far from disempowering, however, this exposé of our limited choice as ethical consumers reminds us that our power as individuals does not lie in our wallets but in our actions and behaviours as voters, citizens, and members of our communities.

Watch the trailer here.

Language: English, German with English subtitles.

This is one of a series of films we will be screening as part of our Take One Action Film Club, and everyone who shares our humanist values is very welcome to participate.  Take One Action believes small actions lead to big ones, and that we all make a difference. Connecting individuals through film, creativity and action – for a better world, starting from Scotland.

Get your name on the list!

This free event is open to all Humanist Society Scotland members, supporters, and anyone who shares our vision and values. When you register for this event, your personal information will be used for the purpose of enabling you to join the event. For more information, please see our privacy notice.

The film will be screened via a private video channel online, and the discussion hosted on Zoom. Joining details will be sent via email prior to the event to registered participants.