A Time Comes: the story of the Kingsnorth SixBlog posted by huw on Jun 1st, 2009
Today saw the launch of a new Nick Broomfield documentary, A Time Comes, about the Kingsnorth Six, a Greenpeace nonviolent direct action closing down one of the UK’s most polluting power stations and a landmark acquittal that helped shape the UK’s climate change and energy policy. If you’re wondering why we’re mentioning it on the Listen to Africa blog, you’ll see in the film that one of the Listen to Africa team (Huw) was also one of the Kingsnorth Six.
In court, I talked about witnessing first hand the impacts of climate change – especially on farming and livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa – and how that motivated me into taking action. It’s this same motivation that helped us to formulate the idea for this expedition, which will use sounds, words and images to document the resourcefulness of African people and grassroots projects in combatting and coping with the effects of climate change and other environmental and humanitarian problems, so that we may all listen and learn and want to do something about it.
We’d recommend watching the documentary – anything we write wouldn’t do it justice. It’s only 20 minutes long but be warned, it could spur you into action. Everything counts, no matter how big or small; it all adds up to change for the better.