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‘Hot Air’ Documentary Director Alister Barry to offer insights at screening

Alister Barry, director and producer of the award-winning ‘Hot Air’ documentary will be present at a screening on 10 November to discuss how lessons learned from twenty years of climate change politics can be used to create change here in New Zealand.

Alister Barry says finding the time and energy to express ourselves politically isn’t easy.

“When we do we want our efforts to be effective, to pull the most effective lever as efficiently as we can. We need to know who are the key decision makers, what they are sensitive to and what actions are a waste of time. Hot Air tells the story of what has been tried over the last twenty years and how effective it was. Most importantly it tells how parliament and political parties have reacted to pressure of one sort and another.

“Dealing with climate change must eventually happen at a national political level. Hot Air lays the ground work for what we need to do politically. We know the problem, now we need to act. After seeing the film, people say to me, ‘I had forgotten so much of this stuff, or didn’t know it at all. Now I have a much better idea about where we  should be going.”

WHEN: Tuesday November 10, 7pm-9pm

WHERE: C1

‘Hot Air’ documentary a must see in lead up to UN Climate Change conference

From November 30 to December 11, France is hosting the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

This crucial conference needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

Climate change politics has been part of New Zealand’s political landscape for twenty years , and the documentary ‘Hot Air’ provides a history of these politics, plus outlines how this conference might spark change here in New Zealand. A discussion with director Alister Barry will follow.

Alister photo for web

Brought to you by the Department of Political Science and International Relations.

WHEN: November 10, 7pm-9pm

WHERE: C1