We are a non-political film group, open to all. We would like to show you new perspectives on life.

Free admission. All welcome.

Join us at our next screening and watch BANKING NATURE, a provocative provocative documentary which looks at the growing movement to monetise the natural world.


When: Sunday 2th December 2018, doors open 5.15pm, film starts 5.30pm. Run-time is 57 minutes, after which everyone is welcome to stay for a discussion about the topics raised in the films.

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 (to cover costs).

Refreshments: Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided.


About the film:

Winner of 7 awards, BANKING NATURE is a film about the growing movement to monetize the natural world: to turn endangered species and threatened areas into instruments of profit.

It's a worldview that posits capital and markets as the planet's salvation-turning nature into "natural capital." In this view, the best way to protect endangered species and habitats is to assign them dollar values and measure the "ecosystem services" they provide. These services can then be converted into securitized financial products.

The results can be grotesque. In Uganda, we meet men who measure trees to determine how much carbon they store-and a banker from the German firm that sells the resulting carbon credits. Meanwhile, in Brazil, steel giant Vale destroys rainforest, replaces it with tree plantations, and reaps the benefits of environmental credits.

Can we trust the same people whose mismanagement of the mortgage market led to a global economic meltdown to safeguard nature, by turning it into financial instruments for speculators?

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 scroll down for a list of films previously screened.


Upcoming films planned for future screenings: The True Cost (about the fashion industry), An Inconvenient Sequel (Al Gore).


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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 Daija Angeli, 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 involved yourself. We are all volunteers and welcome help!




Are you a film fan? Then check out the Twickenham Cinema Club and Richmond Film Society which between them screen three films each month at The Exchange opposite Twickenham railway station. The Exchange is a new community facility comprising an auditorium for 300 people, six multi-purpose studio rooms, a café and atrium area.


Other environmental groups in the area:
Richmond & Twickenham Friends of the Earth
Kingston Environment Centre, including Kingston Green Radio


Previously on GreenScreen:

A_Quest_for_Meaning_-_Poster_[small].jpgA Quest for Meaning
Shown September 2018

The Nature of Cities & Richmond Park National Nature Reserve
Shown June 2018

wetheuncivilised: A Life Story
Shown March 2018

Love Thy Nature
Shown December 2017

shown September 2017

A Simpler Way, Crisis as Opportunity
shown June 2017

Sense & Sustainability
shown March 2017

shown November 2016

The Human Scale
shown October 2016

Zero Waste to Landfill
illustrated presentation by West London Waste
September 2016

This Changes EverythingNo Impact Man
shown June 2016poster for The Light Bulb Conspiracy film

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 Happinessclose-up image of bee on flower
shown June 2015

Seeds of Permaculture
shown May 2015The earth with 'Paradise or Oblivion' wording

Aluna, a Journey to Save the World
shown April 2015

The Corporation
shown March 2015

Paradise or Oblivion
shown February 2015

Switchfilm poster for Yes Men with 2 men standing on the globe
poster for Project Wild Thing - tree in palm of handshown 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 ManFirst screening "Plastic Shores"
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)



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