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Start: 29 October 2021
From: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Aquarela (12A) #1


Aquarela (12A)

Aquarela (2019) Documentary
Director: Viktor Kosakovsky

Aquarela is an absorbing and disturbing spectacle, a sensory film about the climate crisis, and it begins with what might be the soundtrack to the end of the world – a persistent tinkling, crackling, trickling. This is the noise of the ice melting in Greenland and Siberia. Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

Kossakovsky presents scenes of scientific crews working on the tenuous frozen surface of Russia’s Lake Baikal, arctic ice mountains breaking apart, and Hurricane Irma ravaging Miami, forgoing narration or talking heads that might explain these phenomena. The movie is essentially an art-house spectacle, with handsome big-screen imagery and a piercing score that makes a considerable visceral impact. Chicago Reader

Aquarela is unlike anything you’ve seen before within the section of nature-focused films. Not only is it shot at 96 frames-per-second, a high enough frame rate to catch all the exquisite details, and contains a frequent pulse-pounding score composed by Eicca Toppinen,  the focal point is nature itself, specifically water. Though aspects of human interaction with water formations throughout the globe are included, they’re primarily included for scale and nothing more. Drawing from the translation of its name, “watercolor,” Aquarela features no real narrative as it moves languidly from beginning to end. In this way, Aquarela is an absolutely mesmerizing piece of cinema. Douglas Davidson



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The evening will be introduced and hosted by Peter Moore.  Peter has a career of campaigning quietly in the background on environmental issues and formerly worked for organisations such as the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Butterfly Conservation and held the position as Service Director for the Environment at Dorset County Council.  He is now Head of Climate Strategy at Reading Borough Council.  Peter is also a dedicated birdwatcher and writes a popular blog of his birding trips.  Since the beginning of the year, he has been working on his green birding list, a list of birds seen by non motorised transport from his home address.  So far on this list, he has racked up 204 bird species and cycled over 2500 miles.  Currently he is second in the UK for the most birds seen on the green birding list.

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