Wed 26 February | 5pm | Metso Library, Lehmus Hall | In English
Climate Screening features selected films from the Climate programme of Tampere Film Festival. The films delve into what it is like to live in areas affected by climate change and how the people there survive. In addition, there is a bonus film not seen in any other screening at Tampere Film Festival.
2019 | Documentary | 4min
There is a natural solution to the climate breakdown: protecting forests. Climate activist Greta Thunberg and writer/climate activist George Monbiot explain.
United States, Colombia, Peru | 2018 | Documentary | 11min | Directors: Angello Faccini, Guille Isa
On Colombia’s Pacific Coast, a mother teaches her daughter, Dulce, how to swim. It is an essential skill in this remote region, where livelihoods are made on the sea and where rising tides, made worse by climate change, have swept entire villages away in recent years. Overcoming her fear of the water is just one element of Dulce’s budding awareness of her natural and cultural surroundings.
This film was awarded the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2019.
SCENES FROM A DRY CITY
South Africa | 2018 | Documentary | 13min | Directors: Francois Verster, Simon Wood
Cape Town has been in the grip of a catastrophic three year-long drought. Four million people have been told that in less than 90 days, on a date ominously labeled “Day Zero, their taps will be turned off. Social unrest is intensifying in poor areas, water smuggling and water theft is on the increase and race and class divides have not been as prominently exposed since the height of Apartheid. The terrifying march towards Day Zero provides a stark insight into a future world without water.
VOICES ON THE ROAD
United Kingdom | 2019 | Documentary | 24min | Directors: Eilidh Munro, Bethan John
Deep in the remote the Peruvian Amazon, a road is quietly destroying a protected rainforest and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is causing conflict, destruction and fear. But for some native communities – desperate for change – it is also bringing hope. Many indigenous people are struggling to live in this ‘paradise’ and the road brings the promise of a better life. But at what cost?
The Forest Renovation
Finland | 2016 | Experimental, Fiction | 5min | Director: Elina Renko
The country has a dilemma. People need jobs, the forest needs to be taken care of. Should these two meet? And what about the old forests?