Free Film Nights
LIFT Library Film Evening
Last week the LIFT Library hosted the first of the August film evenings at the Portal. The focus was on matters of economics, especially the use of alternative currencies, a hot topic in Lyttelton just now. And the conversation that followed several of the items was very lively. The group included some new members who contributed much information and comment. This week the LIFT Library shall continue on these themes, and social as well as economic resilience, though details are not yet decided.
What: LIFT Library Film Evening
When: Every Wednesday 6.30pm Shared Pot Luck Dinner | 7.15pm Film Begins
Tickets: Free Event. All Welcome.
Where: The Portal, 54a Oxford Street, Lyttelton
Up the driveway behind the Lyttelton Swimming Pool, head up the stairs on the left of the building
Arranged by the LIFT Library, & Project Lyttelton
Relevant books, magazines and DVDs available. Koha welcomed
Wednesday 22 August: "The Take" is a documentary by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein about how workers in Argentina were taking over the factories abandoned by their owners and the government after the dramatic economic collapse in 2001. As you can imagine with Naomi Klein, no punches are pulled. And it shows people having the strength of their convictions to take action that is not always welcomed by the powers above them. It's a case of swinging those powers' attitudes around. Some local folk have already seen this film and want to see it again. Me too!