Barbican to host Green Film Festival

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London's Barbican is hosting a Green Film Festival in May that focuses on climate change, endangered wildlife, community rights and pollution.

The festival kicks off on May 1st with Racing Extinction, an exploration of the world's most dangerous black markets for endangered species, from The Cove director Louie Psihoyos, and continues on May 3rd with The Great Invisible, Margaret Brown's documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its effect on communities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

Ryley Grunenwald's The Shore Break, on May 4th, looks at one woman's plans to develop eco-tourism in South Africa's Wild Coast and its conflict with her cousin's support for a controversial titanium mine project in the same area.

The Messenger, directed by Su Rynard, studies songbirds and their struggle to survive in human-influenced ecosystems. It will be screened on May 7th.

 

Standard tickets for film festival screenings at the Barbican are £11.50.