Ecocinema 2011- The 8th International Environmental Film Festival
November 6th- 15th, Jerusalem Cinemateq
Ecocinema presents films dealing with the most important environmental issues we are facing today – organic nutrition, sustainable agriculture, extinction of species, biodiversity, renewable energy sources, the dangers of nuclear radioactive waste, etc. Lectures by environmental experts, meetings with film directors and short film competitions will be held at the festival.
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ECOCINEMA 2011 FILMS
A Road Not Taken \ Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller
In 1979, Jimmy Carter, in a visionary move, installed solar panels on the roof of the White House. This symbolic installation was taken down in 1986 during the Reagan presidency. In 1991, Unity College, an environmentally-minded centre of learning in Maine acquired the panels and later installed them on their cafeteria roof. The movie follows the route the solar panels took.
(Switzerland 2008, 66 min, Eng, sub: Heb).
Solartaxi – Around the World With The Sun \ Erik Schmitt
What began as a childhood dream is now an epic 18-month adventure that spans the globe. Solar energy is functional, efficient, and most importantly, reliable. A car with zero emission is not a dream. This film is proof.
(Switzerland 2010, 86 min, Eng, sub: Heb, Arab)
The 4th Revolution \ Carl A. Fechner
Sun, wind, hydro and geothermal energy are natural sources accessible to everyone all over the world without making any difference. THE 4TH REVOLUTION – EnergyAutonomy, describes the possibility to switch to 100% renewables within the next 30 years.
(Germany 2010, 83 MIN, German-English-French, sub: Heb).
That Should Not Be: Our Children Will Accuse Us \ Jean-Paul Jaud
In Europe every year 100,000 children die of diseases caused by the environment. a little French community at the foot of the Cévennes Mountains, the mayor has decided to take a stance by making the school canteen organic
(France2008, 112 min, French, sub: Heb).
Into Eternity \ Michael Madsen
Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants is placed in interim storages. In Finland the world’s first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock – a huge system of underground tunnels – that must last 100,000 years as this is how long the waste remains hazardous.
(Finland, 2009, 75 min, Eng, sub: Heb).
Dolphine Boy \ Dani Mankin, Yonatan Nir
Morad, 17 years old, is brutally beaten by other youngsters. He is hospitalized suffering post traumatic disassociation. After weeks of treatment, his psychiatrist suggests a non-verbal communication treatment, with the dolphins in Eilat.
(Israel, 2011, 70 min, Heb-Arab, sub: Eng, Heb).
Blocked Ads \ Yuval Shor
In 2011 we are drowning in information. Advertising is everywhere we turn: print, radio, television, internet, streets and roads. Avi Levy, a longtime environmental activist, goes to war against the symbol of this culture – Advertising Billboards.