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Dan Carrier’s movies news: Tomorrow: Transport and Travel; The Nothing Factory

26 January, 2018 — By Dan Carrier

The Nothing Factory

HOW we get from A to B is a pressing issue for every Londoner – and as air pollution reaches dangerous levels, campaigners say we must to act now.

This week, members of the Kentish Town Transition group are screening a film called Tomorrow: Transport and Travel by film-makers Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion. French-made, it explores how people are working together to tackle challenges around the environment and the economy around the world.

The film won best Documentary at the Cesars – the French version of the Oscars – and asks: “What will the streets and neighbourhoods of tomorrow look like? What matters most in our cities? Vibrant local high streets? Our children’s right to clean air? Friendly and resilient local neighbourhoods? Individual or shared transport? More walking and bikes? And will the future really be more local?”

After the screening, there will be a debate about what people can do to help make the vision a reality. The screening is on Monday, January 29, from 8-10pm at The Grafton, 22 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 3LG.

• Portuguese film The Nothing Factory, by Pedro Pinho, is a mixed-up smorgasboard of cinematic styles that has won fans across Europe and awards at festivals for its inventive way of looking at the crisis of capitalism through the prism of workers. One night, factory staff realise their employer is pilfering machinery and materials – prompting them to stand guard over their means of production… cue Loach-like discussions as to how this will pan out.

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