The Hackney screening of Power Trip, an inspiring and thought-provoking film about fracking and the resistance to the industry and government will be held at St Paul’s West Hackney, 182 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7UY 7pm on 18th May at 7pm.
The Undercurrents production, supported by the Lush Film Fund, focuses on mass protests in Lancashire and also covers Balcombe, exploring how social media is being used by both Fracking companies and activists as a tool. It questions not just the industry but the effect on democracy when local voices are over-ridden by national policy-makers. We hear from energy experts, journalists, and key politicians among the voices of local residents and councillors.
After the film there will be a Q&A session with some of the people involved in the protests as well as local campaigners from groups offering positive, alternative energy solutions. The groups on the panel discussion include Divest Hackney, Hackney Energy, Reclaim the Power, Weald Action Group and Leith Hill Protection Camp.
The event is free but donations (suggested £3+) will, of course, be welcome.
Film starts at 7:30pm
A bar will be open from 7.00 to 11pm and light snacks are available in partnership with Hackney Green Drinks.