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Mother Nature

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 23′
Directed by: Natalia Shaufert
Country of origin: Republic of Moldova
Language: Romanian | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Moldovans pride themselves on their hospitality, and Pasha and Alexandr are no exception. The middle-aged couple prepare a traditional feast for their niece, Olga, and her husband, Ivan, who are visiting home after living in the USA for four years. When the hosts realize their guests have turned themselves vegan and will not eat anything on the table, the celebration becomes carnage.

The Caretakers

Year of production: 2021
Duration: 22’
Directed by: Tom Hanner
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

“The Caretakers” is a journey into the weird, wonderful and truly astonishing lives of the small yet mighty creatures who keep the world turning – beetles. They have been successful for millions of years, but they’re in serious trouble; what does the future hold for these incredibly important animals, and for us if they disappear?

Ever slow green

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 56′
Directed by: Christoph Pohl
Country of origin: India
Language: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

50 years ago, a unique afforestation project took root on an eroded desert plateau in Tamil Nadu, South India, when people from diverse countries came together to establish the international experimental township of Auroville.
Initially driven by the necessity to make the harsh conditions more liveable, the idealism of some early residents lead them to develop expertise in cultivating the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest, a rare forest type native to the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu.
Today, the lush Auroville forest is an outstanding example of eco-restoration that recreates and preserves a type of tropical forest that is on the verge of extinction.
Ever Slow Green tells the story of Auroville’s 50-years-young forest through some of the diverse characters who have dedicated their lives to bringing it to fruition.

Dark Green

Year of production: 2021
Duration: 33’
Directed by: Jesper Buijvoets, Aagje van Meerwijk
Country of origin: Netherlands
Language: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

The solo expedition of adventurer Paul Rosolie into the Amazon Rainforest teaches him how to reconnect with the last remaining wilderness on earth.

The Lalinachka Slatina Salt Marsh

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 17’
Directed by: Dimitrija Savic-Zdravkovic, Marko Nikolic
Country of origin: Serbia
Language: Serbian | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

The richness of the Slatina ecosystem of the protected natural asset, the Monument of Nature “Lalinačka Slatina”, was recorded for the first time with a camera in order to show the world the uniqueness of this area.
The film shows a short history of researching the flora around Nis from the perspective of our great scientist Dr. Sava Petrovic, and it has elements of a documentary / informative ecological format in which all significant aspects of the protected area are presented through image and narration.

The Court

Year of production: 2021
Duration: 31’
Directed by: Dusan Vojvodic, Milina Trisic
Country of origin: Serbia
Language: Serbian | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

When the owners of the hotel in the center of Zaječar built the heating and cooling system which operated using deep underground waters, the artesian wells, the biggest natural resource of Zaječar, started to dry up. That was a red line for the citizens and then there started the battle for the preservation of the drinking fountains. The film depicts the first criminal procedure in the history of Serbian judiciary for criminal offense of ’’environmental damage’’, which was initiated after years long fight of people from Zaječar.

Building Tomorrow – EP1

Year of production: 2021
Duration: 52′
Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault
Country of origin: France
Language: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Today, global warming and the decrease in natural resources push us to take up the challenge of building in a more ethical and sustainable manner. How to design architectures that are both revolutionary and practical? What solutions can be put into practice to make these places comfortable and respectful of the environment?
Avant-garde, visionary, the pioneers of ecological construction innovate and share their sustainable solutions with as many people as possible. What is the challenge? To imagine new habitats with irreproachable ecological standards while preserving our precious natural resources and start a greener lifestyle.

Discart

Year of production: 2021
Duration: 52′
Directed by: Leonardo Brant
Country of origin: Brazil
Language: Portuguese | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

DISCART is a documentary by Leonardo Brant on the social drama of solid waste, presented based on inspiring stories by artists, designers, artisans and activists who transform recyclable materials with innovation and sensitivity.

Greater Things

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 28′
Directed by: Katalin Fikkert
Country of origin: Netherlands
Language: Dutch | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

A tragicomedy short film about the climate crisis and our inability to always do ‘the right thing’ for the world.

It’s Bean Too Hot

Year of production: 2021
Duration: 25′
Directed by: Hedvika Michnová
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Language: English, Spanish, Swahili
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Can you imagine our world without coffee? It’s a very real possibility. It’s Bean Too Hot tells the story of the coffee heroes – small farmers in Costa Rica and Tanzania who are fighting climate change every day to save their livelihoods and your daily cup of coffee.
Climate change is affecting coffee production worldwide. Wild species of coffee as well as the cultivated Arabica coffee are showing sensitivity to changes in temperature, rainfall, pests and disease. Experts predict that the land suitable for Arabica coffee could decrease to 50% by 2050.
It’s Bean Too Hot takes you on a journey around the world, from Costa Rica and Tanzania all the way to your couch as you drink your morning coffee, unaware of the threats that it’s facing. It dives into fully carbon-neutral farms, explores climate-smart agricultural practices being used to adapt to climate change and protect biodiversity, and finds out what drives smallholder families to continue producing coffee.

Slow travel vs fast tourism

Year of production: 2021
Duration: 29’
Directed by: Andreas Ewels, Nera Smiljanic
Country of origin: Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands
Language: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

COVID-19 has changed the tourism industry. An extremely difficult situation for many people, but some also recognize the unique opportunity. Can the crisis change tourism forever? Will travelers and industry learn from past mistakes? Will the tourism of the future take more care of the environment and its residents? In every crisis there is also an opportunity.

#dieselgate

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 52′
Directed by: Johan von Mirbach
Country of origin: Germany
Language: English, German
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

It is the biggest scandal in German industrial history. Over the course of ten years, German car producers and their suppliers have betrayed consumers and state agencies alike. They created cheating devices to manipulate emissions of their cars. For the first time ever insiders of Volkswagen speak openly about the scandal and how it could happen.

Brezjak – smells like a fraud!

Year of production: 2020
Duration: 29’
Directed by: Ruza Helac
Country of origin: Serbia
Language: Serbian | Subtitles: English
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

The world-famous company Rio Tinto wants to exploit jadarite ore in western Serbia. Western Serbia is an agricultural and tourist region, where citizens are engaged in beekeeping, fruit growing, animal husbandry, farming and do not want to move out due to the arrival of this company. In addition, Rio Tinto is known for its irresponsible and risky behavior when it comes to work ethic and environmental protection. Behind this company in the world remain devastated spaces and civil wars.

The vineyards of Karlovci – We Don’t Trust Anyone

Year of production: 2021
Duration: 29’
Directed by: Ruza Helac
Country of origin: Serbia
Language: English, Serbian
The Film is not suitable for people under 12

Karlovac vineyards, on the edge of the National Park Fruška gora, are a famous weekend resort. In the hinterland of this settlement there are vineyards and famous wine houses. Wines from Fruška gora were served at royal courts throughout Europe. And now … There is an industrial zone at this location: a brickyard that uses coke petrol as fuel, an ammonium nitrate storage facility, oil terminals between which the Belgrade-Novi Sad high-speed railway will pass.

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