Russel Beard, who graduated from the Art, Space and Nature programme in 2018 and is now the programme's Artist in Residence, has picked up an award as part of the team behind "Winds of Change".

The film was presented by Russell and was screened on Al Jazeera TelevisionIt won the Silver Medal in the World category at the 56th New York Film Festival, which ran September - October 2018.


The island of Samsö uses wind, solar, geothermal and plant-based energy. The islanders have a negative 12 tonnes per person per year carbon footprint as a result and they have set up an Energy Academy to help pass on their learning.

The section of the film presented by Russell is about the island of Samsö in Denmark, which has become a world leader in the use of renewable energy. The island uses wind, solar, geothermal and plant-based energy, and the islanders have a negative 12 tonnes per person per year carbon footprint as a result. They have now set up an Energy Academy to help pass on their learning to other communities.

The film also explores how the practice of cremation with funeral pyres in India could be adapted to become more environmentally friendly.


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