Answering to the world’s current climate crisis and the multitude of protests taking place across the nation, the UK Green Film Festival celebrates those environmental films which support the fight against climate change and raise awareness about the importance of protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
The annual festival takes place across an array of nation-wide independent cinemas, from the Exeter Phoenix and the Glasgow Film Theatre, to the Rio Cinema in London, Watershed in Bristol and beyond, showcasing a series of five eye-opening documentary films such as The Green Lie, directed by Austrian film director Werner Boote, which explores the uncertain advancement of “green products”, namely eclectic cars and “sustainable” food.
Other films on the fantastic line-up include director Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Earth, an insight into the work of landscapers and the challenges they face with protecting the environment, and Let There Be Light, a fascinating science documentary directed by Mila Aung-Thwin, which follows the work of scientists in France as they attempt to create an artificial sun using nuclear fusion.
If you are interested in the digital age’s harmful impact on the earth, dont miss Austrian documentary Welcome to Sodom, which journeys viewers to Accra, the capital of Ghana and one of the most toxic places in the world. Though 6000 people live and work within this virulent location, Accra, or ‘Sodom’ as it is know, is the world’s largest electronic waste dump, and is detrimental to the health of the adults and children that work there.
Lastly, director Nicolas Brown’s Serengeti Rules follows a group of young scientists as they look back on their earthly adventures in the 60s where they discovered some the most magnificentand awe-inspiring parts of the Earth such as the Serengeti, the Arctic and the Amazon.
30th October to 9th November
Visit the website for a full list of venues and screenings