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Reach for the Sky

Synopsis
A documentary exploring the growing activism against the governmen’s plans to expand nearly all British airports despite the growing threat of climate change. Includes images of activists blocking a runway at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Treetop protests to hinder construction at Manchester and activist training to stop Swansea airports expansion. Heathrow airport expansion is halted as local activists climb a 30m crane and squat for 7 days. Explains Corporate ‘Carbon Trading’ and gives insights into how common land has been taken to build Britsh airports.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2004
Documentation
A booklet to accompany this video is available separately from Undecurrents, price £2.50. Includes information and articles about how climate change links to the aviation industry. A resource for the
film on taking action, further information on climate change, foodmiles, campaign contacts, and background to aviation growth.


Order the booket for only an extra £2.50. Send to undercurrents
address below.

£2.50 includes p&p (currently only available only from
undercurrents). Print out Order
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
aviation; climate change; political issues

Online availability

URI
http://clearerchannel.org/undercurrents/page.php?id=448&prefix=video
Price
free
Delivery
Download

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0
Price
£14.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
40 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

Undercurrents

Distributor

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
Name

Undercurrents

Email
info@undercurrents.org
Web
http://www.undercurrents.org External site opens in new window
Phone
01792 455900
Address
Old Exchange
Pier Street
Swansea
SA1 1RY
Notes
A not-for-profit producer and distributor of UK and global counter-culture content. Working with video makers and communities who have been marginalised or overlooked by TV broadcasters, Undercurrents focuses on social and environmental issues and has some unique footage of campaigns and video activism. There is also a podcast series on eco-living entitled LIVING IN THE FUTURE. Some productions are available for purchase on DVD and others are streamed free online, via the webvideo section of the website.

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