A SERIES of films exploring the environment and climate change will be shown at Picturehouse in Chester as it supports the city’s Green Weekend (June 15 to 16) and the national Big Green Week (June 9 to 16).

Showing on Thursday, June 13, is Wilding written and directed by Emmy Award winning director David Allen, is a documentary style film about a couple and their journey into the biggest rewilding project in Europe.

On Sunday, June 16, Elephant Mother looks at the true story of Lek Chailerk, a Thai woman who takes on the animal tourism industry to save elephants from their cruel conditions. Lek Chailerk will be visiting Chester for the screening and introducing the film.

These have been chosen as the first two films to be shown during Green Weekend, the series promises an enlightening and thought-provoking cinematic experience. A full programme is to be announced closer to the Big Green Week.

“By hosting this series of green films, we aim to spark conversations and ignite action within our community,” says Picturehouse manager Susanne Hodder.

“Film has a unique power to educate and inspire and we believe that by offering these impactful narratives, we can empower our audience to make positive changes for our planet.”

Jane Harrad-Roberts is the Project Director for Green Expo 2024, she said: “Amidst growing concerns about climate change and sustainability, Picturehouse is really taking a step forward by curating a selection of films that not only entertain but also inspire audiences to engage with pressing environmental issues. I really hope that Chester residents and visitors support this initiative by coming along.”

For more information about the series, visit: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/chester-picturehouse.