MMMM! Monday 18 March, Movie (Double Bill: Ancient Futures & Planet Local), Meal & Mingling

MMMM! Monday 18 March, Movie (Double Bill: Ancient Futures & Planet Local), Meal & Mingling

Hi all,

Many thanks for making the last MMMM! our most successful yet - we had about 90 people! 🀯

It was so busy we used every chair in the building and late comers had to make makeshift benches out of trestle tables! πŸ˜„

MMMM! Monday Movie, Meal & Minging is back this Monday 18 March with a Double Bill of films made by international NGO Local Futures:

Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh (1 hr) 1993


Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution (50 mins) 2022

Get your tickets and pre-book your food now 🎟️ πŸ²πŸ˜‹

We're also have delicious food from 6ish:

(mostly organic) vegan curry:

- Hot and sweet (Bridport grown!) squash
- Green beans with ginger
- Masoor Dal (Red lentils with spicy tarka - not hot)
- Basmati Rice
- Salad

Here is the 4.5kg squash grown by our very own Ali Edgley who gave it to Fergus at the last MMMM! and which he has transformed in the curry for this time πŸ˜„

Shorts from around 6:30

And then the main feature films from around 7pm:

Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh (1 hr) 1993

Ladakh, or 'Little Tibet', is a wildly beautiful desert land high in the Western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. Yet for more than 1,000 years, it has been home to a thriving culture. Traditions of frugality and cooperation, with an intimate and location-specific knowledge of the environment, enabled the Ladakhis not only to survive, but to prosper.

Then came "development". Now in Leh, the capital, one finds pollution and divisiveness, inflation and unemployment, intolerance and greed. Centuries of ecological balance and social harmony are under threat from modernisation.

Ancient Futures is much more than a film about Ladakh. The breakdown of Ladakh's culture and environment forces us to re-examine what we really mean by "progress" – not only in the 'developing' parts of the world, but in the industrialised world as well. The story of Ladakh teaches us about the root causes of environmental, social and psychological problems, and provides valuable guidelines for our own future.

Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution (50 mins) 2022

Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution, a film by the international NGO Local Futures, shows a quiet and transformative revolution emerging worldwide.

Away from the screens of the mainstream media, the crude β€˜bigger is better’ narrative that has dominated economic thinking for centuries is being challenged. As people work to protect and restore their local economies, their communities and the natural world, countless diverse initiatives are demonstrating a new path forward for humanity. It’s a path that localises rather than globalises, connects rather than separates, and shows us that human beings need not be the problem – we can be the solution.

Featuring activists from every continent alongside figures like Russell Brand, Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Naomi Klein, Jane Goodall and Gabor MatΓ©, Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution is a timely and compelling call to action.

We'll also have:

Delicious (mostly) organic vegan curries from Fergus Bradbeer aka Vegie Vortex (who also does the curries at Beach and Barnicott), plus hot and cold drinks. Please pre-order your food if at all possible.

Please note:

Our room hire costs Β£42/ week so if you're able to able to contribute more than the default ticket amount then please do so. 

We also need to ensure enough people come along to make it worthwhile for Fergus to keep coming along to cook up the delicious food - so invite a friend!

Many thanks in advance. Together We Have Everything.

Get your tickets and pre-book your food now 🎟️ πŸ²πŸ˜‹

United Diversity Bridport

Our goal: get the Bridport bioregion into the Doughnut by making "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" a reality in our locality.

If you'd like to help out or get more involved: