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The Green Lie - online film screening and discussion

A documentary film screening online, followed by a post-screening discussion on Zoom as part of the Climate Fringe Festival.

Join us for ‘The Green Lie’, directed by Werner Boote (2018) Length: 93 minutes.

Watch the film at leisure from the comfort of your own home on the evening of Sunday 11th or Monday 12th June, via private online video channel (access details will be sent by email to registered participants). Then join the post-screening discussion at 8pm on Monday 12th June (online via Zoom).

The conversation will be led by Isobel, one of our Young Humanist Scotland Ambassadors.

'Environmentally-friendly electric cars, sustainably-produced food products, fair production processes… Can our purchasing power help save the world?'

In this tongue-in-cheek two-hander, Austrian director Werner Boote and German author Kathrin Hartmann meticulously unpick some of the most prevalent ‘greenwashing’ myths at play today. They take viewers on a round-the-globe tour of corporate hypocrisy, to the sites of catastrophic environmental disasters and shocking land rights violations – all of which are harming humans, animals and the planet despite the glowing promises of effective self-regulation.

Far from disempowering, however, this exposé of our limited choice as ethical consumers reminds us that our power as individuals does not lie in our wallets, but in our actions and behaviours as voters, citizens and members of our communities.

Watch the trailer here.

Language: English, German with English subtitles.



June 12th, 2023 6:00 PM through 9:00 PM