LJMU to host link-up for documentary screening

24 February 2011

LJMU to host Liverpool link up with Cape Town and Mumbai for Global Documentary Screening.

Liverpool John Moores University’s Art & Design Academy will be hosting an event which sees Liverpool as the only city in the UK to take part in a world-wide film screening.

At 17.30hrs (GMT) on Thursday, 24 February, the Swedish climate change documentary The Plan, will be broadcast simultaneously across eleven countries, including South Africa, India and Guatemala. Following the screening there will be a live debate featuring the film’s director, David Osterberg, and leading design consultant Bruce Mau.

The Liverpool-based part of the event will take place at LJMU’s Art & Design Academy on Duckinfield Street. Entry is free and audience members will have a chance to put questions to a panel of local guests at the end of the film. Members of the public who would like to attend should email: sarah.garner@liverpoolpct.nhs.uk  or call 0151 296 7352, to book a place.

The global event has been organised by the Massive Change Network (MCN), an international movement which aims to address sustainability issues through design, led by Bruce Mau. Bruce visited Liverpool in spring 2010 to work with residents in Everton Park, and his latest involvement forms part of the city’s Decade of Health and Wellbeing programme.

Martin Downie, Director of Liverpool Art School, LJMU says:

"This new facility in the City is world-class and we are committed to finding innovative uses for it which benefits regeneration and positive social change in Liverpool. Our partnership with Mersey Care and the fact that our final year Architecture students have just completed a design programme on Everton Park highlight the importance of this initiative for us."

Mike Stubbs, Chief Executive of FACT says,

"In Liverpool the cultural sector is committed to giving communities a voice in regeneration processes and has been a strong force in re-building trust locally. Art has the power to make people think differently and FACT is excited by the potential of working with the Massive Change Network through 2011 to translate some of these ideas into local and global action."

Andy Hull, Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Liverpool PCT, said:

"Climate change poses a huge challenge for society, and its potential impact on our overall health and wellbeing should not be underestimated. It’s important that we use the Decade of Health and Wellbeing to consider these issues and look at long-term opportunities for change. I’m delighted that Liverpool has been invited to take part in this event."

Simultaneous screening and debate locations:
Chicago, USA, Toronto and Sudbury, Canada, Liverpool, United Kingdom Cape Town, South Africa, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Sao Paolo, Brazil Copenhagen, Denmark, Sydney, Australia, Mumbai, India, Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information on the Massive Change Network visit: www.massivechangenetwork.com

About 2020 Decade of Health and Wellbeing: The Decade of Health and Wellbeing follows the success of Liverpool’s Year of Health and Wellbeing in 2010. Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Liverpool City Council are working with a host of other partners – more than 100 were involved in 2010 – with the aim of unifying everyone in the city behind the long term goal of a healthier city by 2020.

2020 Decade of Health and Wellbeing will continue to highlight the Five Ways to Wellbeing – five simple ways to improve personal wellbeing by making small, achievable lifestyle changes. Taken from the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing, published in October 2008, the Five Ways are Connect; Be Active, Take Notice; Keep Learning; and Give.

For more information visit: www.2020healthandwellbeing.org.uk

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