Event Information

This special screening will be followed by a panel Q&A including a Lucas Aerospace worker and special guests from the climate and Just Transition movements.

Please note: the screening schedule will run as follows:

Part 1: 2pm - 4pm
Interval: 4pm - 4.30pm 
Part 2: 4.30pm - 6pm
Panel Q&A: 6pm - 7pm

Part film essay, part documentary THE PLAN tells the untold story of how a group of British weapons engineers switched to designing hybrid engines and wind turbines and were nominated for the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. At a time when climate injustice is fanning the flames of inequality THE PLAN looks at how this group of eco-pioneering aerospace engineers took control for the sake of the planet. Their heroism has been forgotten but as constant wars and climate crisis proliferate there’s vital lessons to be learnt from their story.

 “This film captures a unique moment in our history - highly skilled workers showing how to turn swords into ploughshares. If we want to transform society, this is a good place to start” Ken Loach

"With climate injustice fanning the flames of inequality all around the world, the most urgent question we face is how we transform our destructive economic model towards one that is good for people and the planet. This film needs to be watched and shared – for it will inspire, educate and transform what we think is possible" Asad Rehman, War on Want 

Please see our current Visitor Guidelines. MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund. Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here.