Living Proof: An Archive Tour for Scotland

Launched in Autumn 2021, Living Proof – A Climate Story is a film programme from Scotland’s Moving Image Archive that explores the country’s complex relationship to the global climate crisis through film and music.

Curated archive footage tells the interlinked stories of energy, industrialisation, consumerism and the environment, framing Scotland’s history through the lens of the current debate. Living Proof invites viewers to revisit the promises of the past and consider how they relate to our future on this planet.

With a soundtrack featuring music by contemporary Scottish artists Louise Connell, Brownbear and Post Coal Prom Queen, this feature-length documentary brings Scotland’s evocative screen heritage to cinema audiences across the country.

Is climate change rooted in our history? Can we break free from a boom and bust mentality? What can we do differently to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for generations to come?

Watch the trailer here.

You can explore a map of locations seen in the film, as well as further detailed information about Living Proof’s production and tour, here.

UK tour:

Take One Action Film Festival hosted two premiere screenings of Living Proof at Edinburgh Filmhouse and Glasgow Film Theatre, launching a 35-venue tour. Living Proof then became available to stream online for free via INDY Online and Stream Screen Argyll in accessible formats, as well as via FIAF’s closed members’ platform. Combining in-person and online screenings, the film was seen by 1500+ people.

Tour venues:

Girvan Library
Sea Change Film Festival, Isle of Tiree (& Stream Screen Argyll Online)
Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle – The Columba Centre, Islay (hosted by Screen Argyll)
Wigtown Church Hall (hosted by Driftwood Cinema)
An Lanntair Arts Centre, Isle of Lewis
The Fraser Centre, Tranent
Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick
Dunoon Film Festival
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Screen Machine: Port Ellen Isle of Islay
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Dumfries
The Kino, Leven
Screen Machine: Lochgilphead
The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
Alchemy Film & Arts, Heart of Hawick
Lionacleit Community Library, Isle of Benbecula
Comrie Cinema Club at WRI Hall
Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Glasgow Film Theatre
Comrie Cinema Club
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge
The Phoenix Cinema, Orkney
Hippodrome, Bo’ness
Byre Theatre, University of St. Andrews
Screen Machine: Brodick, Isle of Arran
John Gray Centre, Haddington
Saltspace Co-operative, Glasgow
Gilmorehill, University of Glasgow
Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
Glasgow School of Art
Picturehouse Cambridge
Partickhill Bowling and Community Club, Glasgow
Scotland’s Climate Festival, Glasgow
The Barn, Banchory

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