Movie Screening @ Armenian Street’s Got Talent, Penang

Venue: Lebuh Armenian, The Purple Wall
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Detail: Eco Movie Screening + Conversation on Climate
Co-Organising: #PowerShiftMsia & MESYM

Everyone is invited to come hang out, watch a documentary, meet like-minded friends and take part in the discussion. Admission is free!

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The upcoming #PowerShiftMsia 2014 will be held 16-19th October in Penang. If you are keen to be empowered and contribute to stop climate change, join the movement!

23rd Aug (Sat) – The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid, a drama-documentary-animation hybrid which stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, watching archive footage from the mid-to-late 2000s and asking “Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?” [jwplayer mediaid=”17598″]

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23rd Aug (Sat) – Bicycle Anecdotes from Amsterdam

Here we present our final – and most informative – Streetfilm from Amsterdam. It provides a nice cross-section of commentary on life in the City of Bikes. If you’d like to skip directly to topics, we’ve grouped the comments under five general headings. 0:17 Rejecting the Automobile 2:15 A bike system that works for everyone 4:05 There’s a science to what looks like “bicycle chaos” 5:55 Coming to The Netherlands from the United States 7:33 Dutch Bicycle Culture dutch

30th Aug (Sat) – Pom Poko

As urban Japan encroaches on the native lands of the mystical raccoon-creatures known as the tanuki, they decide to do something about it. They can either adapt or fight back. This is the story of a race dealing with a changing world, and at the same time a fable about the real cost of the environment’s destruction. [jwplayer mediaid=”17599″]

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30th Aug (Sat) – Groningen: The World’s Cycling City

It’s no secret that just about anywhere you go in the Netherlands is an incredible place to bicycle. And in Groningen, a northern city with a population of 190,000 and a bike mode share of 50 percent, the cycling is as comfortable as in any city on Earth. The sheer number of people riding at any one time will astound you, as will the absence of automobiles in the city center, where cars seem extinct. It is remarkable just how quiet the city is. People go about their business running errands by bike, going to work by bike, and even holding hands by bike. The story of how they got there is a mix of great transportation policy, location and chance. You’ll learn quite a bit of history in the film, but essentially Groningen decided in the 1970s to enact policies to make it easier to walk and bike, and discourage the use of cars in the city center. By pedestrianizing some streets, building cycle tracks everywhere, and creating a unique transportation circulation pattern that prohibits vehicles from cutting through the city, Groningen actually made the bicycle — in most cases — the fastest and most preferred choice of transportation. gronigen

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