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Gimme Shelter

Climate Change, Migration and the Refugee Crisis

Climate change holds the power to reshape patterns of migration. Across the world, the impacts of climate change are already making people move, and in the future, life on a hotter planet could mean even more disruption. As the impacts of climate change begin to bite, many people will have no choice but to move. Climate change threatens to alter where we live and how we move in unprecedented ways.

Join us to explore ‪these issues through a series of films, events and art works and consider these important questions: Who will be affected and when? What are the experiences of people forced to move? Who, ultimately, is responsible and what should be done?

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Part of Tyneside Cinema's 80th Anniversary

Thu 16 March, 14:30 - 16:00
PROGRAMME LAUNCH WITH SPECIAL GUEST LORD DAVID PUTTNAM
We are honoured to welcome Lord David Puttnam to Tyneside Cinema to launch Gimme Shelter.

Preview: Thu 16 March, 17:30-19:30
Distant Neighbours
Tyneside Cinema has commissioned Lucy Wood to make a new instalment in her ongoing project series Distant Neighbours. 

Thu 16 March, 18:30 – 20:30
FILM PLUS FILMMAKER Q&A
An eye-opening investigation into how climate change doesn’t just impact our environment, but is also becoming a violent threat creating increasing instability & conflict.

Fri 17 March, 13:00 – 15:30
& Sun 19 March, 18:20 - 20:30

Looking at climate change from the perspective of an American teenager as she travels alongside her anthropologist mother, studying its impact on indigenous communities over 5 years.

Fri 17 March,  15:30 - 16:30
FREE TALK
This lecture looks behind those headlines to explore the complex links between climate change, drought and the start of the conflict. 

Fri 17 March, 17:45 - 19:50
FILM PLUS FILMMAKER Q&A
Filmed over 5 years, an incredible odyssey and intimate family portrait helping us to understand why people are literally dying for change in the Arab world. 

Fri 17 March, 20:15 - 23:00
FILM PLUS PANEL DISCUSSION 
This vital documentary shows the human face of climate change, bringing to light the heart-wrenching truth of what is quickly becoming mankind's greatest challenge.

Sat 18 March, 12:00 - 12:30
FREE TALK
This talk explores several natural disasters and the stories of the people who were displaced by them.

Sat 18 March, 12:30 - 14:30
One of the most magical and powerful films you will ever see, and an incredibly imaginative look at the impact of climate change.

Sat 18 March, 13:10 - 14:45 
FILM PLUS FILMMAKER Q&A
A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees forced to leave their country and their loved ones.

Sat 18 March,  15:00 - 17:00
FREE INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
This workshop explores how climate change will influence patterns of migration and the places and people that will be affected. 

Sat 18 March, 17:45 - 20:30
FILM PLUS INTRODUCTION
Filmed over 211 shoot days in 9 countries and 5 continents over 4 years this epic documentary focuses on the vast challenge of climate change.

Sun 19 March, 13:00 - 15:15
FILM PLUS PANEL DISCUSSION 
An award-winning film, immersing you in the world of refugees via the journey of the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside a refugee camp. 

Sun 19 March, 15:40 - 18:00

A shocking film that puts the life-and-death struggle of refugees in the spotlight as two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life.

Sun 19 March, 15:45 - 16:45
FREE WORKSHOP
This workshop explores the experiences of people who have been forced to move by the impacts of climate change. 

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