Eco-friendly film festival

Emily James at the launch of the Green Film Festival at the Omega Centre, Somerstown

Emily James at the launch of the Green Film Festival at the Omega Centre, Somerstown

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MOVIE lovers were given food for thought at the launch of Portsmouth’s first ever eco-friendly film festival.

The opening night of The Portsmouth Film Society’s Green Film Festival saw people discovering more about the effect of climate change on the planet. The festival, which saw a number of films on environmental issues being screened at the Omega Centre, in Omega Street, Somers Town, was officially opened by the new Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Frank Jonas.

Cllr Jonas thanked the society for bringing the festival to the city and presented a bunch of flowers to Emily James, the director of Just Do It: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws. Sue James, a member of Portsmouth Climate Action Network, attended the festival’s launch, said: ‘I’m already passionate about green issues and the upkeep of the planet so the evening enforced what I already believe in.’

The festival will culiminate with all the films being aired for free at Victoria Park as part of the Portsmouth Summer Fair today.

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