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Free Film Festival on a Sustainable World!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 @ 13:30 - Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 @ 17:00

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Once again the Society of International Affairs (UF), in cooperation with Cinema Politica organizes a free film festival. A whole weekend of great documentaries, this time with the theme a sustainable worldFor the very last film of the weekend, we will have a live interview via Skype with the director himself, Michael Truscello.

 

These are the films of the festival:

 

Saturday, March 22

13:30 – RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA

Rafea is a Bedouin woman who lives with her daughters in one of Jordan’s poorest desert villages on the Iraqi border. She is given a chance to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate grandmothers from around the world are trained in 6 months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters. Even when she returns as the first female solar engineer in the country, her real challenge will have just begun. Will she find support for her new venture? Will she be able to inspire the other women in the village to join her and change their lives? And most importantly, will she be able to re-wire the traditional minds of the Bedouin community that stand in her way?
Watch the trailer here!

 

15:00 – E-WASTELAND

In developing countries, the demand for second-hand electronic equipment is quickly growing, due to an increasing connection to the “global world”, and the inability to afford brand new products. Every year, around 200,000 tonnes of second-hand and condemned electrical goods arrive in Ghana, West Africa, mainly received from the “developed” world. Many of these electronics are nearing the end of their life, and will soon be discarded as e-waste. A significant volume of electronics actually arrives as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods. E-wasteland is set entirely at the Agbogbloshie slum in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Situated on the banks of the highly polluted Korle Lagoon, Agbogbloshie is home to over 30,000 settlers, mainly from the poorer Northern regions of Ghana. It is also home to the largest e-waste dump site in Africa. Generally uneducated and with few employable skills, many of the settlers at Agbogbloshie are forced to make a small living salvaging and recycling e-waste.
Watch the trailer here!

 

16:00 – EDIBLE CITY

Edible City is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world. Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system. Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems. Inspirational, down-to-earth and a little bit quirky, Edible City captures the spirit of a movement that’s making real change and doing something truly revolutionary: growing the model for a healthy, sustainable local food system that’s socially just, environmentally sound, and economically resilient.
Watch the trailer here!

 

Sunday, March 23

13:30 – THE CHOCOLATE FARMER

The Chocolate Farmer is the story of Eladio Pop, a cacao farmer in a remote district of southern Belize. A direct descendent of the ancient Maya, Eladio comes face to face with the moral dilemmas around the “fair trade” label within the multi-billion dollar chocolate industry. A tender and moving family tale, director Rohan Fernando’s lush cinematic journey intimately captures a year in the life of the Pop family as they struggle to preserve their values in a world that is suddenly and dramatically changing. The camera becomes a witness to social and family tensions that play out in a culture that was once the most advanced civilization in the world. A lament for cultures lost, this timely and vital film challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress. Filmed over a year against an incredibly lush environment and luscious industry, this intimate family story ultimately examines just how fair “fair trade” is, challenges our deeply held assumptions of progress, and queries the idea that the seeds of collapse may lay dormant in every civilization.
Watch the trailer here!

 

15:30 – CAPITALISM IS THE CRISIS: RADICAL POLITICS IN THE AGE OF AUSTERITY

The 2008 “financial crisis” in the United States was a systemic fraud in which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars. No one was jailed for this crime, the largest theft of public money in history. Instead, the rich forced working people across the globe to pay for their “crisis” through punitive “austerity” programs that gutted public services and repealed workers’ rights. Austerity was named “Word of the Year” for 2010. This documentary explains the nature of capitalist crisis, visits the protests against austerity measures, and recommends revolutionary paths for the future. Special attention is devoted to the crisis in Greece, the 2010 G20 Summit protest in Toronto, Canada, and the remarkable surge of solidarity in Madison, Wisconsin.
Watch the trailer here!

 

17:10 Live interview via Skype with director of Capitalism is the Crisis: Michael Truscello

 

All films will be screened in lecture hall Dragonen (Sprängkullsgatan 19).

Come and mingle, buy some fika and watch great documentaries! Visit the Facebook event of the Film Festival here!

 

 

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Start:
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 @ 13:30
End:
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 @ 17:00
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Hörsal Dragonen
Sprängkullsgatan 19
Göteborg,
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