Doors open at 7:30pm and the screening will hopefully be introduced by a special guest! Entry is £3. Please click http://blackice.bpt.me/ to buy tickets. All money raised from the evening will go towards the repair and refit of the Arctic Sunrise.
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Please come and join Greenpeace for the charity screening of ‘Black Ice’, the story of the Arctic 30′ on Thursday 12th February. ’When preventing a crime makes you the criminal, giving up is not an option’
When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set sail to protest the first ever oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, none of the people on board could have known what was coming. Seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the ‘Arctic 30′ were thrust into headlines all over the world, facing up to 15 years in prison and finding themselves at the centre of a bitter international dispute.
With the eyes of the world upon them, Russia charged the crew, from 18 different countries, with piracy and hooliganism in the most ruthless response from a national government against an NGO in a quarter of a century.
Complete with never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes access, ‘Black Ice’ tells the story of the Arctic 30 from the moment they set sail to protest at the controversial Prirazlomnaya oil platform, to their arrest, imprisonment and what happened next.
As well as being an opportunity to meet like-minded people and watch a fascinating first-hand account of the ruthless Russian response to the Greenpeace Arctic 30, this event is also to help us raise money for our ship, the Arctic Sunrise. Having recently been released by Russian authorities, after spending ten months in freezing Arctic waters, there is much to repair to get her back to full strength. She’s going to undergo a full refit in 2015 which will ensure she is seaworthy for another 20 years.
Hope to see you on the 12th!
Lowri and JC