Traditions to Transition.
September 14th - September 28th, 2009.
Geevor Tin Mine is delighted to display for two weeks only the film and exhibition produced by the local community-based project 'Traditions to Transition'.
Over the last 6 months, two films have been locally made as a response to global environmental concerns including climate change and Peak Oil. After the success of this year’s ‘Fair for the Future’, Sancreed based Plan-iT Earth Environmental Education Project and local media production community interest company, Awen Productions, have collaborated to produce 2 films that will resonate with the local rural Cornish community.
"Traditions to Transition" has involved local residents from Age Concern in St. Just and young people from Cape Cornwall School. The short documentary examines how the traditions from the past can inform for a positive, sustainable future for Penwith.
“Young and older people really enjoyed learning from one another and making connections which in turn strengthens the community in which we all live.” said David Smart-Knight from Plan-iT Earth. “Our project has allowed us, not only to learn new skills but also have the time to reflect on where we have come from, where we are today, and where we can go in the future.”
"Traditions to Transition" was funded by English Heritage and will now be touring around Penwith in the Autumn.
Barbara Santi of Awen Productions says, “It’s really important to me as a film- maker to use film to reach people, bring debate to the forefront and inform and empower communities. We’re interested to hear people’s responses and thoughts on what we are presenting.”
Their second collaboration, “Transition Curriculum”, was funded by Rio/Creative Partnerships and launched at The Eden Project. The film illustrates how the curriculum can play a leading role in creating positive environmental change within the whole community.
The films and photographic display will be shown at Penzance Library, St. Just Library and Geevor Tin Mine over September.
A special screening of BBC2's "A Farm for the Future" where wildlife film-maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future will accompany the films at
Pendeen Village Hall on Monday 28th September at 7.30pm and St. Buryan Village Hall on Tuesday 29th September at 7.30pm. Entry: Donation.
For further information contact: Barbara Santi 0781 210 1388