Directors: Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, 2017, 44 mins, Cert: 18 TBA
Thu 17 January 2019 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 / £4
This award-winning documentary from US-based independent filmmakers Marlboro Productions investigates the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy. BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and explores how policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant greenwashing of the burgeoning biomass power industry are enabling serious environmental damage. The film focuses on the cutting of forests in the southeastern US, which are then shipped to Europe to be burned primarily in the Drax power station in North Yorkshire, the largest biomass power station in the world.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with campaign group Biofuel Watch.