We are a non-political film group, open to all.

We would like to show you new perspectives on life.

Free admission. All welcome.




When: Sunday 11th June 2017, doors open 5.15pm, film starts 5.30pm.

Where: Ham Library Annexe (Community Space), Ham Street, Ham, Richmond upon Thames (west London), TW10 7HR.


How to get here:  bus 371 from Richmond or Kingston to Ashburnham Rd, or bus 65 to Ham Common and walk along Ham Street towards Ham Library (approx. 5-10mins).


Cost: entry is free, but donations of £3 are welcome.


Refreshments: tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.


About the film: A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year this group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community. The film documents the communities learning process as well as exploring the global issues we’re facing through interviews with some of today’s most interesting speakers on the subjects, including permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, filmmaker and activist Helena Norberg-Hodge, climate change activist David Spratt and many more. Watch the trailer here.

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Our film screenings aim to inform and inspire - a different way of looking at our lives and the world around us. How can we better share the planet's resources so that we can all feel nourished and live in harmony?
After the films we invite lively discussions and an exchange of personal views or experiences.


Wide ranging topics include: environmental issues (human health, wildlife, carbon footprint, resources), governance, corporations, individual choices/actions, architecture and urban planning. Please see below for examples of films previously screened.


Upcoming films (in 2017): 


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Our Background: GreenScreen was started in January 2014 by two Ham residents who approached HUG to help support their idea. We were delighted to do so. Ewa and Michal have since returned to Poland with their two girls, but left us the richer and a good legacy. Their work was continued by Danielle Coleman, Jean Loveland and Jill Lamb. At the end of 2015 and throughout 2016 local resident Sufiyo Andersson kindly organised everything single-handedly, which was quite a task! She continues to support the new organisers Simon Bailey and Laetitia Forst, who both live in the borough and share a passion for environmental issues. We are grateful to Sue Gibbons and others for helping with publicity. Please do get in touch if you would like to be invovled yourself. Simon, Laetitia, Sufiyo and Sue are all volunteers and we welcome help!


Previously on GreenScreen:

Sense & Sustainability
shown March 2017

shown November 2016

The Human Scale
shown October 2016

Zero Waste to Landfill
shown September 2016

This Changes Everything
shown June 2016

Biodiversity (medley of short films)
shown May 2016

Fair Trade
shown April 2016

Plastic Planet
shown March 2016

Internet's Own Boy
shown February 2016

Mindfulness (short films)
shown January 2016

Future of Hope
shown December 2015

shown October 2015

Unchain My Heart
shown Septebmer 2015

The Economics of Happiness
shown June 2015

Seeds of Permaculture
shown May 2015

Aluna, a Journey to Save the World
shown April 2015

The Corporation
shown March 2015

Paradise or Oblivion
shown February 2015

shown late January 2015

Hungry for Change
shown early January 2015, hosted by Food for Thought (health food shop, Kingston)

The Yes Men
shown December 2014

Project Wild Thing
shown October 2014

Education (medley of short films)
shown September 2014

No Impact Man
shown June 2014

More than Honey
shown May 2014

shown April 2014

The Light Bulb Conspiracy
shown March 2014

Hungry for Change
shown February 2014

Plastic Shores
shown January 2014 (launch screening)




      We don't take time to enjoy where we are

The earth with 'Paradise or Oblivion' wording



film poster for Yes Men with 2 men standing on the globe







poster for Project Wild Thing - tree in palm of hand



poster for The Light Bulb Conspiracy film





                                                   No Impact Man




close-up image of bee on flower


poster for Home the film, with picture of planet Earth



First screening "Plastic Shores"