Screening climate action

At the beginning of October, we held two very special sell-out screenings of new documentary, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.

Celebrated British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has a broadcasting career spanning over six decades. He has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and brought the wonders of the living world to audiences worldwide through natural-history series including Life on Earth, Planet Earth, and Our Planet.

During his lifetime, Sir David has had the privilege to see first-hand the wonders of our natural world, sharing with viewers glimpses of our planet’s precious ecosystems and incredible interrelationships between species. He has also played witness to the monumental scale of environmental change cause by human actions. A Life On Our Planet reflects on the devastating changes that have occurred, with Sir David declaring the film to be his witness statement for the natural world and a call to action for the future of the planet.

A Life On Our Planet threads a narrative across Sir David’s lifetime and his tales from the far-reaching corners of the globe. This chronological telling is routinely interrupted by increasingly alarming figures that tracks both the unceasing rise of carbon emissions particles in our atmosphere and the earth’s ever-depleting natural habitats.

At HOME we act to support the environmental sustainability of our planet. The choices we make impact on our home and its inhabitants. Through art we can tell stories that need to be told and create spaces for conversation and meaningful action. We want a just, green, sustainable future for all, and this requires taking measures to safeguard the resources our planet provides and to prevent irreparable damage to our climate.

In addition to Sir David, October sees us welcome Greta Thunberg to our screens in Nathan Grossman’s new documentary I Am Greta. An intimate portrait of the figurehead of youth climate strike, the film tells the story of Swedish teenager Greta and the monumental growth of her one-person activism into a global movement for change. There may be 77 years between our two film leads, but this serves to demonstrate that individuals of all generations are committed to protecting the planet.

At HOME, we know that every action, decision or choice we make has an impact. Over the next five years we’ve committed to reducing our direct carbon emissions by 50% in line with Manchester’s Climate Change Framework. This month we’ve launched our new short animation to tell you all about the work we need to do and how we’re going to face this challenge. We also invite you, our audiences and HOME community, to join us in this commitment.

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