Films

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Abalimi

(SA | 2014 | 22 min | Dir: Marysia Makowska)

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Sunday 29 March | 7pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Saturday 28 March | 12pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 10am     *** Buy tickets now ***

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The inspiring story of Xhosa women in the townships of Cape Town who are micro-farming to fight extreme poverty, gain health and create food security. Abalimi – a word meaning “The Planters” – follows four gardeners and learns how gardening has affected their lives. Growing their own food helps them begin to lift their families out of extreme poverty and is sparking a micro-farming revolution in their communities. Additionally, through working together for a common goal, this movement is bringing the communities closer together, bonding the residents and strengthening their social network. The vegetables not consumed by the local communities are sold to people outside of the townships, creating income for the gardeners and further helping to improve their lives. It is a story about how re-learning the basic roots of agriculture is leading these women onto a path towards individual food security. And this could help these poverty-stricken women find a way to win back their basic human rights.

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 A Will for the Woods

(USA | 2014 | 94 min | Dir: Amy Browne, Tony Hale, Jeremy Kaplan, Brian Wilson)

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 8.15pm    *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Monday 30 March | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Sunday 29 March | 4pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 10am     *** Buy tickets now ***

8+AWFW+green+burial+grave+webWhat if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma. The spirited Clark and his partner Jane, boldly facing his mortality, embrace the planning of a spiritually  meaningful funeral and join with a compassionate local cemeterian to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. With poignancy and unexpected humour, A Will for the Woods portrays the last days of a multifaceted advocate and one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement. As the film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a legacy in harmony with timeless cycles, environmentalism takes on a profound intimacy. A sad, yet beautiful and deeply moving film.

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Black Ice

(The Netherlands | 2014 | 53 min | Dir: Maarten van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Monday 30 March| 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Pretoria | Monday 30 March | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Friday 27 March | 9pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

Arctic Sunrise near Prirazlomnaya Oil RigWhen the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set sail to protest the first ever oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, none of the people on board could have known what was coming. Seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the ‘Arctic 30’ were thrust into headlines all over the world, facing up to 15 years in prison and finding themselves at the centre of a bitter international dispute. Their imprisonment, which saw worldwide media cast the Arctic 30 in the same mould as political prisoners like Pussy Riot and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, lasted months. However, their resolve to try and stop oil drilling in the Arctic was never broken. Don’t miss this action-packed, real life eco thriller.

 

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Cowspiracy

(USA | 2014 | 85 min | Dir: Kip AndersenKeegan Kuhn)

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Thursday 2 April | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Sunday 29 March | 12pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

1780916_10152286629297717_9191761311871554977_nCowspiracy follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

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(En)Snared

(SA | 2015 | 15 min | Dir: James Walsh)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Thursday 26 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 *** 

15859868484_1cc2415e66_oLife in rural communities is in a state of flux: children are receiving more education than their parents, traditional and political leadership wrestle for control, government service delivery is poor, unemployment is rife and modernity is putting pressure on age-old cultures. Similarly, conservationists are facing their own challenges. There are less than 5 000 Wild Dogs left in existence, funding sources for conservation efforts are scarce, conflicts of interest need to be managed, new models of beneficiation are being investigated and technology is being employed. This new South African film explores one such rural community where the lives of poachers and Wild Dogs intersect with tragic consequences.

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Extinction Soup

(USA | 2014 | 62 min | Dir: Philip Waller)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Tuesday 31 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Wednesday 1 April | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Tuesday 31 March | 7pm    *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

fin-mnnIn Extinction Soup, filmmaker Philip Waller sets out on a quest for adventure, telling the story of his larger-than-life friend and extreme sports legend, Jimmy Hall. The film quickly takes a surprise turn when Waller finds himself consumed with exposing to the world an environmental catastrophe in the making – the extinction of the oceans’ shark population through the mass slaughter of these magnificent animals for their fins. Waller documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl as she fights to educate lawmakers and help pass ground-breaking legislation that will curb the consumption of shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in many Eastern cultures and the impetus behind 70 million sharks being killed per year.

 

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Food Forward

(SA | 2014 | 8 min | Ripple Effect Media)

Cape Town | Thursday 2 April | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Tuesday 31 March | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Thursday 2 April | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***
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A short film about an innovative initiative that tackles the widespread problem of food wastage in the Western Cape.

 

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 Forest Man

(Canada/India | 2013 | 23 min | Dir: William Douglas McMaster)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Monday 30 March| 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Pretoria | Monday 30 March | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

1bb7adca48bbcd7e528f0ef8c3cacc4f_largeIn the far reaching northeast of India lies the island of Majuli, situated in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. Over the last 100 years, Majuli island has experienced severe soil erosion due to flooding caused by global warming and has lost over 70% of its landmass. Since the 1970s Majuli islander JadavPayeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single-handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland into a lush oasis. Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work, Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.

 

 

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Just Eat It

(Canada | 2014 | 74 min | Dir: Grant Baldwin)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Thursday 2 April | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Tuesday 31 March | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Thursday 2 April | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

Just Eat It_photo1Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. What they find is truly shocking.

 

 

 

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Love Thy Nature

(USA | 2014 | 77 min | Dir: Sylvie Rokap)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Thursday 26 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Sunday 29 March | 5pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Thursday 26 March | 6pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Friday 27 March | 7pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

Woman Ecstatic_River_Love_Thy_Nature LARGENarrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. With mesmerizing artistry and fascinating details, the film explores how nature nourishes us. Neeson is the voice of Homo Sapiens – our collective humankind – who, in the past few thousand years, has come to believe that we are separate from nature. This mind-set has caused us to disrupt billions of years of evolution, causing a mass extinction of species and threatening the survival of the human race. Love Thy Nature shows that a new era of connectedness with the natural world is key to ensuring our species’ future. Through Sapiens’ journey, the film reveals how a relationship with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches us at the very core of what it means to be human. Traversing the globe, Love Thy Nature shares the dazzling spectacles of our planet while revealing how a deeper connection with nature transforms us as people and communities. And that transformation inspires us not only to restore our ecosystems, but also our human family and ourselves. Spectacular, insightful and inspirational!

 

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Msobomvu

(SA | 2013 | 12 min | Dir: Sara C. F. De Gouveia, Kofi Zwana)

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Pretoria | Saturday 28 March | 4pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Friday 27 March | 9pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

MSOBOMVU1Msobomvu – the red of the rising dawn – is a small but vibrant village of 270 households, situated just outside of East London. This close-knit community has actively worked together to secure services such as mobile clinic visits and school transportation for residents, but has been without reliable access to energy or water supplies. Since the beginning of 2012, the Project 90 by 2030 team has worked with the community in identifying ways to enhance their energy and water security. This short film documents their transformational journey.

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Nature is Speaking

(USA | 2014 | 2 min each | Lee Clow and Conservation International)

If nature could talk, what would it say to us humans? In this stunning series of short films, some of Hollywood’s most celebrated stars take on the voice of nature, speaking directly to a humanity that seems to have lost touch with the world that sustains it. The question is: are we listening?

Julia Roberts is Mother Nature

voices_mothernature_hover_largeCape Town | Thursday 26 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Sunday 29 March | 5pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

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Eastern Cape | Friday 27 March | 7pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

 

Edward Norton is Soil

voices_thesoil_hover_largeCape Town | Saturday 28 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Saturday 28 March | 6.45pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

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Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now ***

 

Penélope Cruz is Water

voices_water_hover_largeCape Town | Sunday 29 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Thursday 2 April | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Sunday 29 March | 2pm

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 6pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

 

Robert Redford is The Redwood

voices_theredwood_hover_largeCape Town | Sunday 29 March | 8.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Sunday 29 March | 3pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Sunday 29 March | 4pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

 

Harrison Ford is The Ocean

voices_theocean_hover_largeCape Town | Monday 30 March| 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Wednesday 1 April | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Monday 30 March | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Friday 27 March | 9pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

 

Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef

voices_coral_hover_largeCape Town | Tuesday 31 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Saturday 28 March | 5pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Tuesday 31 March | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

 

Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest

voices_therainforest_hover_largeCape Town | Wednesday 1 April | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Friday 27 March | 6pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Wednesday 1 April | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 6pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

 

Lupita Nyong’o is Flower

voices_flower_hover_large_w-creditCape Town | Thursday 2 April | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Monday 30 March | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Thursday 2 April | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

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Nature’s Pharmacy

(SA | 2013 | 13 min | Dir: Kgomotso Molebatsi)

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

215409383_640The Pondoland Wild Coast, known for its immense beauty and wealth of biodiversity, is under serious threat. Highway extension plans and a mining proposal have caused local community leaders and organisations to come together to try and protect this vulnerable yet abundant land. Sinegugu is one such leader. In this film we travel to Sinegugu’s birthplace and discover the vast amount of endemic plant species unique to the area. Talking to members and leaders of the community, we hear about a deep respect for the land, which far exceeds any benefit that might be derived from material exploitation. Sinegugu walks out into the forest with his young nephew to look at some of the plants with traditional medicinal value, and he speaks about the stewardship programme that he drives, highlighting the importance of protecting indigenous knowledge. His message is a call to action; a call for people to value their environmental heritage and the “magic” of plants, a call to the elders to start teaching, and a call to the younger generation to start listening.

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Once Upon a Time

(SA | 2015 | 10 min | Dir: Hermien de Vos)

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

securedownloadAt Stony Point, the penguin beings came to see the people. In return, the people put up a fence … –  as seen through the eyes of an affected human!

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Project Wild Thing

(UK | 2013 | 83 min | Dir: David Bond)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Sunday 29 March | 3pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Saturday 28 March | 4pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 6pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

10135241734_03a2450681_zDavid Bond is a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don’t want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV and plastic toys. The marketing departments of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the ‘Marketing Director for Nature’. With the help of branding gurus and outdoor experts, he launches a nationwide marketing campaign to get children outside. Project Wild Thing is the hilarious, real-life story of one man’s determination to get children (and their parents!) out and into the ultimate, free wonder-product: Nature. Ambitious and funny, his exploits offer a revealing look at a complex issue that faces all modern families.

 

 

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Real Value

(USA | 2013 | 81 min | Dir: Jesse Borkowski)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Thursday 26 March | 7.30pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Saturday 28 March | 2pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

Tomato-PlantReal Value is an award-winning documentary that delivers a refreshing meditation on how business can be used to create value beyond profit; connecting motivational stories from social entrepreneurs working in agriculture, apparel, insurance, and biofuel with the captivating science behind our perception of value from world- renowned professor of psychology and behavioral economics, Dan Ariely. The film serves as inspiration for any business owner, entrepreneur or customer who is looking to better understand what happens when a business puts people, planet and profit on an equal footing.

 

 

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Return of the River

(USA | 2014 | 71 min | Dir: John Gussman, Jessica Plumb)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Saturday 28 March | 5pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Sunday 29 March | 2pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 6pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

_MG_5257aReturn of the River tells the story of a remarkable campaign to set a river free, culminating in the largest dam removal in history. It follows a group of strong-minded committed people as they attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town and eventually an entire nation to bring a dam down. The community comes to a consensus, setting the Elwha River in the US state of Washington free and showing the way to a more sustainable future. Amid grim environmental news, Return of the River is a film infused with beauty and hope.

 

 

 

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Stepping Stones

(SA | 2014 | 20 min | Dir: Laurence Dworkin)

Cape Town | Tuesday 31 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Pretoria | Tuesday 31 March | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

479535828_200x150A city without Nature is at risk of losing its soul. For Cape Town the stakes are high. Bongani Mnisi is a nature conservation manager with the City. Working with several high schools, he is establishing a set of “stepping stone” gardens across the Cape Flats to help birds traverse the urban environment. By planting nectar rich species, they hope to provide nutrition for the long-billed sunbirds and sugarbirds as they move between Table Mountain National Park and conservation areas of the urban lowlands, pollinating up to 300 fynbos species as they go.

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The Artist

(SA | 2013 | 19min | Dir: Laurence Dworkin, Tonia Selley)

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Pretoria | Sunday 29 March | 2pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

454257926_200x150Ebraime Hull loves indigenous plants. At the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay he got to know them as a garden labourer. His love grew as he developed the skills to become a propagation specialist. Ebraimes’ passion for plants was amplified by his talent and ambition as an aspiring artist. He is now proud to be part of the tradition of botanical painting, which for centuries has serviced both science and the creative arts. This is the story of a young man who shares both the joy of creativity and the hard edges of daily life.

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Trashed

(UK | 2012 | 98 min | Dir: Candida Brady)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Friday 27 March | 8.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Saturday 28 March | 6.45pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

JEREMY_CRUSHED_RUB_IMG_8730_CMYK_Press_300dpiTrashed takes movie star Jeremy Irons on a journey of discovery, disbelief and hope. As he stands on a beach beside the ancient Lebanese city of Sidon, a mountain of rubbish towers above him – a pullulating eyesore of medical waste, household trash, toxic fluids and dead animals, the result of thirty years of consumption by just one small city out of how many in the world? In Trashed, Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. Each year, we now throw away fifty-eight billion disposable cups, billions of plastic bags, 200 billion litres of water bottles, billions of tons of household waste, toxic waste and e-waste. We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? With Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year. It’s a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.

 

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Unacceptable Levels

(USA | 2014 | 81 min | Dir: Ed Brown)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Friday 27 March | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Friday 27 March | 6pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

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How many toxic industrial chemicals pulse through your veins and those of your children? Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. Over 80,000 chemicals flow through our system of commerce and many are going straight into our bodies. Even our unborn children are affected. Due to this constant exposure, we have approximately 200 synthetic industrial chemicals interacting with our cells every single day. Until recently, modern science really didn’t understand what that could mean for all of us in the long run, but that is changing. Globally, disease rates are on the rise. Theories about the causes abound, yet the issues are complex and often muddied by the maneuvering of political and corporate interests. Unacceptable Levels opens the door to conversations about the chemical burden our bodies carry so that we can make informed decisions now and in the future. The film poses challenges to our companies, our government, and our society to do something about a nearly-unseen threat with the inspired knowledge that small changes can generate a massive impact.

 

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Voices of Transition

(France/Germany | 2012 | 65 min | Dir: Nils Aguilar)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Johannesburg | Sunday 29 March | 7pm     *** Visit www.thebioscope.co.za to buy tickets ***

Pretoria | Saturday 28 March | 12pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Voices-of-Transition_Leigh Court Farm-Bristol_Milpa FilmsBy focusing on immediate profit and ignoring millennia of knowledge, the world’s agro-industry is responsible for the unprecedented erosion of soils now occurring around the planet. Add climate change and dwindling natural resources to the picture and it would appear that even societies in the global north are no longer safe from famines. Voices of Transition presents an optimistic but clear-sighted vision explaining that these current and impending crises are, in fact, positive challenges!  From France to Cuba, farmers and researchers demonstrate techniques, which imitate natural ecosystems and have the potential to transform our monocultural fields back into abundant, biodiverse and sustainable edible landscapes.

 

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Wrenched

(USA | 2014 | 94 min | Dir: Ml Lincoln)

– SA Premiere –

Cape Town | Wednesday 1 April | 6.15pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Pretoria | Wednesday 1 April | 7pm     *** Bookings: www.asbos.co.za / bookings@asbos.co.za / 0825640999 (SMS) ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now ***

hite_marinaWrenched captures the indefatigable spirit of renegade American novelist and environmentalist Edward Abbey, passing on the “monkey wrench” from the pioneers of eco-activism to a new generation. Abbey’s anarchistic philosophy and riotous novels helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and ‘80s. In defence of wilderness, he and his friends pioneered ”monkeywrenching” – a radical blueprint for “wrenching the system.” With tree-spiking, forest occupation and high-profile publicity stunts such as the symbolic cracking of the Glen Canyon Dam, this group became the eventual target of FBI infiltrators, leading to the arrest of various members. Abbey’s message has lived on and their fight continues to sustain the last bastion of the American frontier – the Wild West. Following in Abbey’s footsteps, Wrenched asks the question, how far are we willing go in defence of wilderness?

 

Watch the trailer and read more here!

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Eco Kids Film Initiative:

EKFI_logo1Each programme, with the exception of the feature-length film How I Became an Elephant, consists of a series of short films around a particular theme or issue. Each programme varies in length from between 60 – 90 minutes, after which a short discussion will follow with the audience.

Tickets cost R45, of which R5 is donated to Greenpop, the Cape Town based tree-planting organisation. Block bookings (minimum 10 tickets) are available at R30 per ticket (available directly at the Labia: 021 424 5927).

With thanks to Prix Jeunesse, Goethe-Institut, Goethe Institut Bangkok, Goethe Institut Buenos Aires, Brower Youth Awards, Conservation International, Maui Huliau Foundation, EcoKids Namibia, Norwegian Film Institute, Raptors Are The Solution, CNTV Novasur Chile, Canal 22 MexicoSurfing for Change, Why Poverty! and all the independent producers that entered and/or graciously agreed to us screening their films.——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Be the Change

(7 – 14 years | 55 min)

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 12am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Thursday 2 April | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

Be the change 4You know those movies where the kid is the hero, or when a whole group of friends get together and do something awesome? Would you like to be one of those kids? This selection of films is all about kids that are green heroes, and how you can become one too.

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Eco Films by Kids Green Heroes

(7 – 14 years | 53 min)

Cape Town | Saturday 28 March | 10am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Wednesday 1 April | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Eastern Cape | Saturday 28 March | 4pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

Films by kids

Eco Films by Kids:

Kids from Namibia to Maui are making films and telling stories about their environment. Come see what they have to say, and get inspired to make your own for next year’s festival.

 

 

Green heroes

Green Heroes:

From the rain forests of South America to the beach at Jeffrey’s bay, meet some heroes who make saving the day look cool.

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How I Became an Elephant

(12 – 17 years |82 min)

Not for sensitive viewers!

Cape Town | Thursday 26 March |2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Eastern Cape | Sunday 29 March | 2pm     *** Buy tickets now ***

How I became an elephant 1How I Became an Elephant follows a wide-eyed fourteen year-old from suburban California on her quest to save the world’s largest land mammals; a quest that takes her halfway across the globe and face to face with the gentle giants she aims to save.

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Life Elsewhere

(7 – 14 years | 67 min)

Cape Town | Friday 27 March | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Monday 30 March | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Life elsewhereHave you ever felt like you’re the only one that is worried about the state of our planet? You’re not alone. Meet children from around the world and see how they deal with a changing planet in the hope of a sustainable future for all of us. In partnership with Prix Jeunesse.

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Living Creatures: Great and Small

(7 – 14 years | 75 min)

Cape Town | Thursday 26 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Monday 30 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Thursday 2 April | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Living creatures great and small

Get up close and personal with anything and everything from the tiny ant to the Black Rhino, and be prepared to be amazed.

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Natural Connections

(7 – 14 years | 61 min)

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 12am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Tuesday 31 March | 2.30pm     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Natural connectionsChildren and nature go together like peas and carrots. Get a dose of Vitamin N(ature) and come climb a tree, swim with Sea Lions and look into the eyes of a Golden Eagle.

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Small Seeds Hold Great Potential

(3 – 6 years | 73 min)

Cape Town | Friday 27 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Tuesday 31 March | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Small seeds hold great potential 1A special selection of films especially for the little ones to delight and ignite their curiosity in things living and green.

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Wild World

(7 – 14 years | 62 min)

Cape Town | Sunday 29 March | 10am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Cape Town | Wednesday 1 April | 11am     *** Buy tickets now webticketsmaster_NoStrapLine_RGB  or call 021 424 5927 ***

Wild world 1Watch some of the top films from around the world about kids getting wild while taking care of the planet and having fun doing it. In partnership with Prix Jeunesse.

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