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Finite: The Climate of Change

Film Screening and Q&A with director Rich Felgate

Dir: Rich Felgate, 2022, 1 hr 39, Cert: 12A

Mon 15 July // 19:00

Tickets: £6

Inside the core of the climate movement, concerned citizens in Germany put their bodies on the line to save the ancient Hambach forest from one of Europe’s biggest coal mines. Every year since the 1970s, a section of the forest has been cut by Europe’s biggest CO2 emitter, energy giant RWE. Now just 10% remains.

Robin, Indigo and Clumsy are part of a secretive community of dedicated activists who have spent years living in self-built treehouses to halt the chainsaws. They are heading for a final showdown with RWE and the police to decide whether the forest is wiped off the map forever, or if the all powerful fossil fuel industry can be stopped before we fall off the cliff of climate breakdown.

The activists form an unlikely alliance with a frustrated but tight-knit community in rural northeast England who have spent 30 years fighting plans for a new coal mine next to their homes. Julia, June and their neighbours have exhausted all legal avenues to protect the beautiful valley where their children grew up. With mining about to begin, the community feel they have no choice but to occupy the valley to halt work commencing.

FINITE is a cinematic, timely insider’s view of the world of direct action and climate activism; a raw, shocking, intimate and emotional insight into the David and Goliath battle between ordinary people and fossil fuel corporations. A localised chapter of the story that will define humanity. FINITE lays bare what the green leaders of the world are really doing to our natural environment but also how collective action can turn the tide against all odds.



“Rich Felgate has spent years documenting climate activists. “FINITE: The Climate of Change” depicts their heroism and selflessness. But most of all it shows their striking sanity in an insane world” – Adam McKay, Academy Award Winner and Director of Don’t Look Up

“Urgent and heroic, roaring with the rage and hope needed in our age of crisis” – Mark Rylance, Academy Award-winning actor

"A masterpiece: powerful, inspiring, uplifting. Please watch it." - Geoge Monbiot, writer

"Brilliant and inspirational. Unlike many films on the subject of global warming which leave you depressed and hopeless, this will galvanise and energise you, and bring you hope" - Juliet Stevenson, actor and campaigner