Denmark, Netherlands, France, Germany
Dir. Andreas Johnsen
Since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. For the past three years a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab has been travelling the world to learn what some of the two billion people who already eat insects have to say. In BUGS, film director Andreas Johnsen follows them as they forage, farm, cook and taste insects with communities in Europe, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond.
Dir. Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Orzel
In this tense Sundance award winner, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between powerful, opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. On the one side is President Alan Garcia, who, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against Garcia’s destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to throngs of his supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence.
Dir. Josh Fox
In How To Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change, Oscar Nominated director, Josh Fox (Gasland) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change - the greatest threat our world has ever known. Travelling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asked, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
USA, Germany, Spain, Jordan,
Dir. Jared P. Scott
The Age of Consequences explores the risk of climate change and resource scarcity through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab spring, the rise of radicalised groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis, and lays bare how climate change stresses interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.
Peru, Bolivia, Netherlands,
Dir. Ernesto Cabellos
At the height of the Peruvian gold rush, Nelida, an Andean woman able to communicate with the water spirits, uses her powers to prevent a mining corporation from destroying the body of water she consider her mother. A Gold deposit valued at billions of dollars lies just beneath Nelida’s lakes and leads farmers and Latin America’s biggest gold producer into conflict.
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