MOVIES AT THE NELSON BUDDHIST CENTRE
We are starting a new season of movie nights at the Nelson Buddhist Centre. The night has shifted to Tuesdays. This page will be regularly updated so please keep checking in.
COST: $5 each session
Climate Change - The Facts
With Sir David Attenborough
7.15 Tuesday 4th. June
After one of the hottest years on record, Sir David Attenborough looks at the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat. This BBC documentary interviews some of the world’s leading climate scientists and explores recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires. They reveal what dangerous levels of climate change could mean for both human populations and the natural world in the future.
The Last Pig
A joint presentation with SAFE (Save Animals from Exploitation.) Their representative Jodie Williams will give a short introductory talk.
Money raised will be shared between SAFE and the Nelson Buddhist Centre.
7.15 Tuesday 11th. June
THE LAST PIG is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive, the film follows a pig farmer through his final year of slaughtering pigs. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals the growing conflict of a life spent “peddling in death.”
Through this personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. Farmer Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever.
It is our hope that THE LAST PIG will help propel a shift in our society’s relationship to non-human beings and our capacity for compassion.