8., 14. and 20.6. 2022
The future of our planet is uncertain. European Green Deal is being concluded in order for Europe to become climate-neutral within one generation. Global warming affects people all over the world. Volunteers collect plastics in the waters of the world's oceans, but waste companies pour tons more in there. The climate crisis as well as the struggle to maintain the environment is being observed by the filmmakers, who want to warn, activate and stimulate change. A change for the better and hope for the future we all need.
Lowland kids (USA)
Director: Sandra Winther | Producers: Lauren Avinoam, William Crouse |
Year: 2019 | Length: 22 min. | Documentary Film |
As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on an island that's been their family home for generations.
Director: Jorn Leeuwerink | Producer: Studio Pupil |
Year: 2022 | Length: 8 min. | Animation |
A group of animals hook up a power grid to the socket-shaped snout of one big, sleeping pig. The animals use the pig’s energy for simple things at first, but soon they render themselves dependent on a city where every single thing - the useful and the useless - is automated...
Director: Jakub Šipoš |
Year: 2021 | Length: 40 min. | Documentary Film |
The story of group of young people travelling by boat from the Canary Islands to the southern part of Senegal to bring simple water filters to the Casamance area. The visual mosaic captures life of citizens of seven local villages and shows the process of implementing the Water for Senegal project of People of Hope (civic association). The Remedy show their successes and failures, the pitfalls and problems that accompany their journey. It shows the culture and life of local people and also points out the impact of climate change on the life of communities in the region. It discusses the effectiveness and sustainability of this project and raises a question about the community's dependence on aid development. The aim of the film is to raise awareness of the world's water problems, highlight the visible effects of climate change and inspire people to take an active part in what is happening around us.
Czechia Deforested (Czech Republic)
Director: Mikoláš Arsenjev | Producer: FAMU |
Year: 2020 | Length: 14 min. | Documentary Film |
The current climate crisis is feeding into the massive spread of the bark beetle, and it is already clear that it cannot be stopped. Entire forests are being cut down all across the Czech Republic, leaving huge clearings in their wake, and after mammoth mining machines come in to do their dirty work, all that remains is desolate, suffocated land. “What we're demonstrating here is that it’s all just ‘a numbers game’ of who can mine the most cubic metres and what company can make the biggest fortune.” What problems will a new treeless landscape bring us? Barren landscapes are places we tend to look away from. This visually refined, black and white reportage film tries to convey the physical experience of mining and the clearings we create on a daily basis. It also poses an alarming question: “Do we really care about the forest?”
Total length of the screening 84 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.