JANE (90 MINS, USA, 2017) WATCH TRAILER

Free Screening CT: 22 March 18h30/ jhb 22 March 18h00

Opening Event of SA Eco Film Festival 2018 - invitation only, a few limited tickets available to the public, book quickly...

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

A PLASTIC OCEAN (102 MINS, USA, 2016) WATCH TRAILER

Dates CT: 22 March 18h30/ 29 March 18h30

Dates Jhb: 23 March 18h00

Pollution in the world's oceans and potential solutions are the focus of this documentary.

EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC (77 MINS, USA 2016) WATCH TRAILER

Dates CT: 25 March 14h00/ 27 March 18h30

Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers, and farmers' sons and daughters rejected modern chemical farming and set out to invent organic alternatives.

HOW TO LET GO OF THE WORLD AND LOVE ALL THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE (127 MINS, USA 2016) watch trailer

Dates CT: 23 March 18h30/ 24 March 12h00

Documentarian Josh Fox ("Gasland") travels the globe to meet with global climate change "warriors" who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants.

BUGS - THE FILM (73 MINS, USA 2016) WATCH TRAILER

CT: 24 March 18h30/ 27 March 18h30

jhb: 26 march 18h00

In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel throughout the world tasting insects.

riverblue (95 MINS, CANADA/USA 2016 ) WATCH TRAILER

CT: 24 March 16h00/ 25 March 16h00

Jhb: 24 March 16h00

RiverBlue chronicles an unprecedented around-the-world river adventure, led by renowned paddler and conservationist, Mark Angelo, who ends up uncovering and documenting the dark side of the global fashion industry.

Food coop (97 MINS, USA 2016) WATCH TRAILER

CT: 24 March 16h00/ 25 March 16h00

jhb: 24 March 18h00

In the middle of an economic crisis, in the shadow of Wall Street, an institution that represents a less well-known American tradition is booming. The Park Slope Food Coop: a cooperative supermarket where all 16,000 members work 3 hours per months to earn the right to buy the best food in New York at incredibly low prices.

let there be light (80 MINS, canada/france 2017) WATCH TRAILER

CT: 25 March 14h00/ 26 March 18h30

jhb: 25 march 18h00

Let There Be Light follows the story of dedicated scientists working to build a small sun on Earth, which would unleash perpetual, cheap, clean energy for mankind. After decades of failed attempts, a massive push is now underway to crack the holy grail of energy.

planet ocean (94 MINS, usa/france 2012) WATCH TRAILER

ct: 25 March 12h00

Dive into our planet's greatest mysteries with a team of international underwater cinematographers as they explore the breathtaking bond between humanity and the ocean.

the future of energy (65 MINS usa 2013) watch trailer

CT: 23 March 18h30/ 28 March 18h30

jhb: 28 march 18h00

The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the Unites States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift. It's a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationship with the planet and with each other.

chasing coral (93 MINS, uSA 2017) WATCH TRAILER

CT: 25 March 18h30/ 28 March 18h30

jhb: 25 march 16h00

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

time to choose (97 MINS, USA, 2016) WATCH TRAILER

CT: 24 March 12h00/ 26 March 18h30

jhb: 29 march 18h00

Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address global climate change in a new film showing the breadth of the climate challenge, the power of solutions already available, and the remarkable people working to save our planet - from American farmers and African villagers to Indonesian anti-corruption officials and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

the man who wanted to change the world (60 MINS, netherlands/kenya 2016) watch trailer

CT: 24 March 14h00/ 25 March 12h00

jhb: 27 March 18h00

African-born artist Peter Westerveld claims he has developed a solution to combat desertification and ultimately climate change. His designs for restoring the water cycles in Africa are unlike any organisation has embarked on before, let alone a single man. But in Peter's mind there is no doubt that he can heal the land. He is quarrelsome and his ideas are controversial. Despite being ridiculed he relentlessly pursues his dream for a green and drought-resistant world.

SHORT FILM FEST ENTRY (29 MARCH AT THE BO OP, cnr Rose and Wale street, Cape Town)

poop on poverty (short film 6 min 30secs)

For a week every winter, a small Indian town on the edge of the Thar Desert hosts the world's biggest camel fair that attracts tourists and camera teams from around the world. But beyond the exotica of one of the most filmed and photographed places in the world, lies the harsh reality of some of the local people who use the same week to address one of the most fundamental needs of their lives.

SHORT FILM FEST ENTRY (29 MARCH, 18h30 AT THE BO OP, cnr Rose and Wale street, Cape Town)

love in the midst of climate change (short film 7min 33 secs south africa)

A documentary that highlights ordinary people doing extraordinary things to survive and lead decent lives in the teeth of adverse circumstances.
This short will highlight Khoelife Soap Farm which is located on a smallholding in Gordon’s Bay, a seaside village just outside Cape Town, South Africa. Khoelife oils and soap gifts to the world are, cooked on solar power and biogas, rooted in indigenous knowledge, vegan-friendly, not tested on animals and handmade in South Africa. This Is Khoelife mission to saving the ecosystem we all share.

SHORT FILM FEST ENTRY (29 MARCH,18h30 AT THE BO OP, cnr Rose and Wale street, Cape Town)

Teach a man to fish (short film 6 MINS South Africa/india 2017)

A timely retelling of the apocryphal story. Shot on location in Cape Town’s Kalk Bay.
When a recruiter for a commercial fishing company tries to exploit a small time fisherman, he gains perspective on his own life and his idea of success.
 

SHORT FILM FEST ENTRY (29 MARCH,18h30 AT THE BO OP, cnr Rose and Wale street, Cape Town)

explore wanderlust (4 MINS 20 secs, south africa 2017)

"If they're outside, they're probably playing Pokemon." 
"Millenials spend all their time looking at a screen - computers, phones." 
"They're always on their phones!"
But what happens when we aren't? We explore.

thank you for the rain (90 MINS, norway/uk 2017) WATCH TRAILER

ct: 24 March 18h30/ 25 March 16h00

Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to community leader to an activist on the global stage.

Thank You For The Rain addresses a range of issues linked to climate change, including climate justice, urbanization, gender equality, education, access to water, climate refugees, and adaptation to our changing world.

secrets at sunrise (79 MINS, AUSTRALIA 2017) WATCH TRAILER

ct: 24 March 14h00/ 29 March 18h30

The dramatic fight to save a species on the brink of extinction by a team of passionate individuals determined to help the beautiful western ground parrot survive against the odds.
Clinging to life in a remote pocket of Australian wilderness the parrot faces many challenges - wildfire, climate change, habitat loss and feral cat predation all threaten to wipe out the last 150 individuals of the species.
Yet there is hope! Two teams of scientists and a group of dedicated volunteers are battling to save a species.