Environment film festival to take place in the Portsmouth

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A NEW movie festival has been launched in Portsmouth.

Green Film Festival – run by Portsmouth Film Society (PFS) and Portsmouth Climate Action Network – hopes to bring a range of different environmental speakers and movies.

The festival opens on May 17 with a documentary called Just Do It, by director Emily James.

It focuses on young climate activists who challenge the law when protesting.

Emily will be a guest at the festival and will join a discussion panel after the screening of her film, to debate the question of whether protest can change the world. Audience members can also take part.

Other guests on the panel include Owen Devine from Portsmouth Climate Action Network and Mark Stevenson of Primary Energy Research.

Aysegul Epengin, from PFS, said: ‘We hope that the festival will become an annual event bringing important films with environmental themes to the city, to get audiences involved with the issues and engaged with the debates.’

Just Do It starts at 6pm in Omega Centre, Omega Street, Somers Town.

Entry is free. For more see portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk