High Tide Don’t Hide

Wed 10 Nov 2021, 5.30pm
Film screening and Q&A
Lighthouse, Poole | Cinema

High Tide Don’t Hide film poster
High Tide Don’t Hide. Directed by Niva Kay, Emily McDowell and Phil Stebbing.

Film screening and Director Q&A, live screened from New Zealand

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 5.30pm
Lighthouse, Poole | Cinema
Tickets: £5 + 85p booking fee
Dirs. Niva Kay, Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps, Phil Stebbing | 2021 | U | 1h 23m
Q&A will follow the screening, approx 20 mins

New Zealand documentary following Kiwi teenage activists in 2019 as they coordinate strikes, protests, and rallies in the hopes of challenging everyone to avert the incoming climate crisis. In the small, coastal town Thames, 15-year-olds Helena and Lillian battle with climate deniers and their mayor to acknowledge that rising sea levels will sink their streets. Near the country’s capital, 18-year-old Sophie strives to bring the School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) national movement together, while running for council. In the biggest city, Auckland, SS4C local leader 17-year-old Luke is increasingly pushing towards nonviolent direct action, willing to be arrested if it’ll make headlines. In South Auckland, 16-year-old prize-winning performance poet Aigagaleifili forms a breakaway group to ensure that the devastation of climate change on Pacific nations is acknowledged, including within the student strike movement. Ignoring it is genocide.

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Tickets: £5 + 85p booking fee
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Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre For The Arts
21 Kingland Road
Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG
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Part of Cape Farewell’s wAteR-climaTe festival at Lighthouse, Poole, 3–10 Nov 2021. An inspiring and provocative climate and art festival featuring new visual art, film, spoken word, music, poetry and debate. Bringing current climate science to life with simplicity and directness. Find out more

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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