Love the Future: Chains of Love

Bristol800 Weekender

Sun 14 February 2016

Love the Future: Chains of Love

Bristol800 Weekender

Sun 14 February 2016,

Love the Future aims to deliver environmental and social change in the city.

It has commissioned four films that explore the discrepancy between how we demonstrate love with gifts and our awareness of how they are made. The films look at the cost of consumerism on this day of celebration and reveal the real story behind the flowers, jewellery, lingerie and chocolate we buy.

In partnership with the Fairtrade Foundation and Parques Virtuales, the films will be showcased at Love the Future’s gala event on Valentine’s Day 2016 – an evening that will celebrate fair trade and show how inextricably linked we are to the wider world and the people who work there.

There will be a range of fair trade wine and chocolate for you to try as well as a unique chance to meet and hear from the local film-makers who have worked on this project before watching their work in the amazing surroundings of the At-Bristol Planetarium. You will also hear from the people behind the next phase of Love the Future’s project, Ask EVIE, an on-line learning environment that uses 3D-virtual reality technology to immerse people in information.

The Creative Producer for Chains of Love is Hywel George, Griot Creative. With film-makers Ali Nye, Tom Mansfield, Phoebe Fleming, Varujan Smallwood.

This event is part of the Bristol800 programme.

Bristol800 is supported by:

Arts Council England, Bristol & Bath Cultural Destinations, Bristol City Council, The Society of Merchant Venturers, University of Bristol, University of the West of England

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Photo credit: Melanie Kelly

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