ActOne Cinema : Saturday 18th November 2023 – screenings of Can I Live? and Fairytales of Growth – A Climate Emergency Event

Created with world-renowned theatre company Complicité and conceived, and written and performed by Fehinti Balogun, CAN I LIVE? (62min) is the story of how, as a part of the Global Majority, his path has been forever changed by what he’s learnt about our planet.

Combining spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and scientific facts, Fehinti charts a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the emergency, sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement.

An energising and uplifting film, CAN I LIVE? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone – and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future. A trailer for the film is available on YouTube here.

CAN I LIVE? will be preceded by the documentary FAIRYTALES OF GROWTH (47min), a film that explores how the effects and risks of climate change are compelling young people around the world to call upon radical system change, offering a vision of hope for the future and a better life for all within planetary boundaries.

A panel discussion will follow with:

  • Caroline Vincent from Extinction Rebellion Scientists
  • Tyronne Scott from War on Want
  • Rupert Read – academic, councillor for the Green Party of England and Wales and co-director of the Climate Majority Project

Local community groups including Ealing Friends of the Earth, XR (Ealing) and Ealing Transition will also be present at the event.

The event has been made possible with the generous support of theatre Complicité. Tickets are on a sliding scale (tiers of £3, £6, £9 and £14). Booking here.

ActOne Cinema

ActOne Cinema is a community-led cinema and café, nestled in Acton’s historic Passmore Edwards Library, showing great films and serving tasty treats, coffee and wine. You can find out more about the cinema and what’s on here.

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