USA, Dir. Candida Brady
We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it, but what happens to all the trash we produce?
Selected for a special screening at Cannes and having scooped awards at Tokyo International Film Festival, FIFE International Environmental Film Festival to name a few, Trashed follows Jeremy Irons as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. On the journey to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem he also looks to the solutions out there - from the innovative to the radical - and how our lives can be changed to address the problem.
Switzerland/Germany/Austria, Dir. Markus Imhoof
Academy Award®–nominated director Markus Imhoof uses state-of-the-art filmmaking to illuminate the world’s bee crisis in this compelling in-depth look at honeybees in California, Switzerland, china and Australia.
“Dazzling nature photography… more ambitious than any previous work on the topic.”
Germany, Dir. Erik Schmitt
“More than a few have embarked on an around-the-world adventure; and some have even completed it, but no one has ever done so powered exclusively by the sun.”
Meet Louis Palmer and his homemade “Solartaxi”. Chronicling an epic 18-month adventure that spans the globe, this green road movie is full of surprises!
Kashmire/USA, Dir. Musa Syeed
Dal lake is a sprawling community in Kashmir where erupting political violence often distracts from the renowned natural beauty of the area when Gulzar and Afzal’s plans to skip town are derailed by a week long military curfew, they discover that trapped on the lake with them is a young woman named Asifa researching its ecosystem. As they navigate the floating landscape together an unlikely relationship blossoms between Gulzar and Asifa…
Shot during the military curfew of 2010, Valley of Saints weaves together documentary and fiction, ancient myths and contemporary issues and the beauty and danger of Kashmir to tell a story finding ones path home in a changing world.
‘A lyrical, tender romance.’ The Hollywood Reporter
UK/Sweden, Dir. Maja Borg
Filmmaker Maja Borg challenges us to understand why we resist change as individuals and as a society by taking us on a poetic trip through the financial collapse, exploring a radically different economic and social model as proposed by 95-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco. Carefully weaving a texture of archive footage, black and white Super 8 film, and colour HD Future my Love is a unique and poignant love story that challenges our collective and personal utopias and explores the topical notion of ‘sustainable cities’ in times of radical change.
Dir. Fredrik Gertten
In 2009 Dole Food Company waged a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish filmmakers from screening their documentary on the evening of its world premiere at Los Angeles film festival. Three years later the director comes back with another eye-opening documentary examining the right to freedom of speech and telling the story of what happens when documentary filmmakers go up against a large corporations like Dole.
Germany, Dir. Hennes Lang
The mountains are calling! Every year thousands of tourists flock to the white winter paradise of the mountains. Due to climate change and the lack of snow, it has been necessary to develop powerful technology in order to produce the ideal landscape. Peak observes this process of transformation over the course of a year and asks vital questions about the relationship between nature and technology and our longstanding need for a paradise on earth.
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