Camino to COP26 Filmscreening
25mar4:00 pm6:00 pmCamino to COP26 FilmscreeningCivic House, 26 Civic St, Glasgow G4 9RH4:00 pm - 6:00 pm OrganiserGlasgow Short Film FestivalEvent TypeCultural, Arts & SocialThemeClimate Justice,Nature & Biodiversity,Networking & Community Engagement
Can one footprint imprint on our collective consciousness and create change? A walk; a pilgrimage, an odyssey…for the planet. Five hundred miles from London to Glasgow: Eight weeks, 56 days
Can one footprint imprint on our collective consciousness and create change? A walk; a pilgrimage, an odyssey…for the planet.
Five hundred miles from London to Glasgow: Eight weeks, 56 days and more than 56 host organisations, over a thousand walkers and thirty rolls of 16mm celluloid film.
More than a year ago, when delegates were heading to Glasgow on private jets to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP), a group of people embarked on a radically different and much slower pilgrimage; an emotionally charged 56 day journey on foot from London and Bristol to Glasgow. Benjamin Wrigley’s Of Walking On Thin Ice captures this entrancing act of resistance in gritty home developed celluloid.
In celebration of this moving account of embodied activism, we invite people to join us in retracing the last five miles of the original Camino to COP26. Our final destination will be Civic House, where the walkers will share a communal meal before the film is screened for the first time in Glasgow. The event will also include a screening of The Ghost Forest (John Davies, 2021), following a group of indigenous leaders and activists from the Amazon on their journey to visit a rare and last remnant of rainforest habitat in Scotland.
After the screening local artists and activists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich will be in conversation with Of Walking on Thin Ice director Benjamin Wigley about ideas of path making, community action, non-violent resistance and protests as the harvest of a change in public imagination. The conversation will be led by artist and curator Ane Lopez (A+E Collective).
Whether or not you join the walk, all ticket holders are welcome to join us for hot food from 3pm. Go to the GSFF box office at Civic House to claim your meal voucher. For more details on the walk, and how to register, please follow this link.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm