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Eco Screen at Castle Semple
August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until August 7, 2022
The Eco Screen offers outdoor screenings of a curated programme of current short environmental films from within the forest. Courtshaw Hill and the rhododendron maze offers a unique environment for this mini outdoor screen. The small screenings are beneath a canopy of rhododendrons allowing us to take time to reflect on the remarkable Parkhill woods and current global environmental issues.
The curated short film programme offers an eclectic mix of short films from Scottish and International film makers including award winning animation. The Short films are between 5 and 14 min long and are presented running on a loop.
List of films:
Mrs Pia by Pachedu and Kevin Cameron, 4min 16sec, 2022, Scotland
Mrs Pia is an excerpt from a longer film, Paisley Pioneers, about migration in and out of Renfrewshire. In this clip, Lochwinnoch’s own Mrs Pia, who can still be found behind the counter of La Dolce Vite, tells of how she came to Scotland from Italy in the 1960’s, when still a teenager. Mrs Pia speaks of the struggles of many Italians who came here for a better life, who went onto to become central to our communities.
Laymun by Catherine Prouse and Hannah Quinn, 2018, 5min, UK
Many of the migrants to Renfrewshire come from sites of conflict including Ukraine and Syria, Laymun is an Award Winning stop motion, paper cut animation based in a war torn Middle Eastern city, where a woman fights violence and desolation with gardening.
The Art of Weaving by Jeremy Seifert,Global Oneness, 11 min, USA
Historically the Apalachian mountains in America are where many people leaving Scotland found themselves. The Art of Weaving is an inspiring documentary about the life and work of Jessica Green, an innovative weaver and homesteader who lives in the Sandy Mush Community of Western North Carolina. This region of Appalachia is known for its deeply rooted traditions of weaving and artisanship.
Black Pete by Pachedu and Kevin Cameron, 6min, 2022 Scotland
Textiles have been central to the history of Paisley. Peter Burnett was an African American in 18th Century Paisley who was one of the town’s most successful weavers. Black Pete is another clip from Paisley Pioneers, telling the eponymous story of this successful entrepreneur and what his story reveals about the multi-ethnic history of Scotland.
Stealing Our Future by ReMode Scotland.
ReMode, is a venture in Paisley that started in Lochwinnoch. ReMode builds on the areas’ success in textiles by rethinking how they can be produced and consumed sustainably. ReMode’s education programme also features filmmaking opportunities. Stealing Our Future, is an award winning short animation by P7 pupils at Herriot PS that features a speech made to the UN by Greta Thurnberg.
Dates & times
Saturday 6th August 2022, 2pm – 5pm & Sunday 7th August 2022, 2pm – 5pm
The Maze at Parkhill Woods, Castle Semple Country Park.
Courtshaw Hill Viewpoint is located in quite an exposed location with a short but steep climb to the top along a dedicated footpath.
Please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day, including suitable footwear for moderate hill climbing and waterproofs in case of rain. For longer events there will be seating available but please be aware that it will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The nearest toilet facilities are located at Castle Semple Visitor centre, so please bear this in mind when attending events.