Swindon Climate Action Network were proud to be involved in the people's premiere of Franny Armstrong's new film Age of Stupid. Around one hundred people filled one of the screens at the Empire cinema in Greenbridge to watch Pete Postlethwaite in a 2055 ravaged by runaway climate change, reviewing real documentary and news footage from the past and the present day, and asking "why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?".
After the film had been shown, Swindon Climate Action Network's Andy Parsons spoke briefly about SCAN and opportunities to get involved in climate change campaigning locally, and Simon Smith of Wiltshire World Changers spoke about how each of us individually can make a difference to climate change by changing the way we live, and urged people to take a look at the Green Map to identify things going on in their locality to help them to do so. Both spoke against the background of the newly-started countdown to the Copenhagen climate change talks in December 2009.
With a live video-link up from Leicester Square to all the 65 cinemas taking part in the people's premiere, the event was used to launch the Not Stupid campaign, to put some serious pressure on the decision makers at Copenhagen in December. Follow the link and add yourself to the mailing list for updates.