9 Oct. 2012
Friday, Nov 02, 6pm
This November, the Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival hits the road and will screen award-winning documentaries in regional centres around the country and on Friday, 02, November their roadshow will be in Sligo for screenings in The Model CInema. Alongside the screening of two key films exploring environmental and human rights themes, Windfall and You’ve been Trumped; members of community groups and public representatives will be invited to take part in post-screening discussions on the issues raised by the films. Discussions will involve the audience in the issues behind the films and make the Guth Gafa Roadshow 2012 an interactive experience for all those who attend. The documentaries to be screened are:
Nov. 02, 6pm
Director: Laura Israel (USA, 2010, 83’)
Wind power… It’s green… It’s good… It reduces our dependency on foreign oil. But does it? Or, is it merely a highly profitable financial scam for the many wind energy developers looking to erect industrial wind turbines in a town near you? Windfall, looks at both sides of wind energy develoment when the residents of a rural upstate New York town consider going green. Attracted at first to the financial incentives that would seemingly boost their dying economy, the townspeople grow increasingly alarmed as they discover the impact that the 400-foot Airtricity windmills, slated for Meredith, would bring to their community.
Nov. 02, 8pm
You’ve Been Trumped
Director: Anthony Baxter (UK, 2011, 95’)
In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland’s last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.
Both screenings will be followed by Q&As
Free admission to both documentaries