Reel Connections – The Human Scale
29 Oct 2014 | Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Presented by BEMAC, Reel Connections Film Festival showcases a collection of topical films from selected participating G20 nations with nine evenings of world cinema in the three weeks leading up to the Leader’s Summit.
50% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account. THE HUMAN SCALE meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning.
Festivals/Awards: Zurich Film Festival (Nominated Best Documentary)
Director: Andreas M. Dalsgaard
Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen
Proudly supported by the Queensland Government as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
|Dates:||Wednesday 29 October|
|Time:||7:00pm to 8:30pm|
|Address:||Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point|