'Living Proof' is a new touring film that explores our historic relationship to the causes of the climate crisis. It invites viewers to revisit the promises of the past and consider how they relate to our future on this planet.
This feature-length documentary frames Scotland's history through the lens of the current debate and brings Scotland's evocative screen heritage to cinema audiences across the country. Featuring corporate voices, news reporters, protestors, and the general public, the footage spans the geography of Scotland and looks at the most treasured, most contested and most exploited parts of the country.
Directed by the National Library's Dr Emily Munro, 'Living Proof' portrays a nation shaped by demands for energy and economic growth and asks audiences: what needs to change? Is climate change rooted in our history? Can we break free from a boom and bust mentality? What can we do differently to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for generations to come?
'Living Proof' is a partnership project between the National Library of Scotland and Film Hub Scotland.
Watch the trailer
'Living Proof' is showing at the following venues. To book tickets, contact the venues directly.
Screenings are available with captions and / or audio-description — check with your local venue for details.
Tuesday 12 October:
- Stirling — Macrobert.
Wednesday 20 October and Thursday 21 October:
- Edinburgh — Filmhouse.
Friday 22 October:
- Aberdeen — The Belmont.
Friday 29 October:
- Inverness — Eden Court.
Saturday 30 October
- Coatbridge — Summerlee Museum
- Comrie — Comrie Cinema Club.
Wednesday 3 November:
- Aberdeen — The Belmont
- Glasgow — Glasgow Film Theatre.
Thursday 4 November:
- Aberdeen — The Belmont
- Bo’ness — The Hippodrome
- Brodick, Arran — The Screen Machine
- Glasgow — Glasgow Film Theatre
- Haddington — John Gray Centre
- Kirkwall, Orkney — The Phoenix
- St Andrews — The Byre.
Saturday 6 November:
- Coatbridge - Summerlee Museum
- Glasgow — SaltSpace Cooperative
- Haddington — John Gray Centre.
Monday 8 November:
- Girvan — Girvan Library.
Tuesday 9 November
- Tiree — Island Centre, Crossapol (Screen Argyll)
Thursday 11 November:
- North Berwick —Scottish Seabird Centre
- Steòrnabhagh / Stornoway — An Lanntair.
Sunday 14 November:
- Dunoon — Dunoon Film Festival
- Dundee — Dundee Contemporary Arts
- North Berwick — Scottish Seabird Centre.
Monday 15 November:
- Port Ìlein, Ìle / Port Ellen, Islay — Screen Machine.
Tuesday 16 November:
- Dumfries — Robert Burns Centre.
Wednesday 17 November
- Leven — Kino Leven.
Friday 19 November
- Bogha Mòr, Ìle / Bowmore, Islay — Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle / The Columba Centre (Screen Argyll).
Tuesday 23 November:
- Cleann Loch Gilb / Lochgilphead — Screen Machine
- Peebles — Eastgate Theatre.
Saturday 27 November
- Hawick — Heart of Hawick (Alchemy Film & Arts).