Thought-provoking films featuring humanity's spiritual search, from ancient wisdom traditions to the latest interfaith dialogues and scientific investigations. Since 1996.
Museum previews 13,14 & 16 March 2017
(with Book Sale - proceeds to TEARS animal anti cruelty charity)
Labia Theatre 23 - 30
Please visit website for main fest details www.saecofilmfestival.com
Thanks to huge popularity of
are screening the first film made by
Yann Arthus-Bertrand screened once only as opening of our 20 years celebration
last January 2016.
HOME: a stunning visual portrayal of our fragile beautiful earth.
A film by award-winning aerial
photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Narrated by Glen Close. France, 2009. 118 minutes.
Score by Armand Amar with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra & the Shanghai Percussion Ensemble.
Daily at 4pm
till Thursday 2 March 2017
Enjoy a drink and snack on the new Garden Terrace
Book with Labia on 021 424 5927 or Webtickets / PicknPay
A stunning visual portrayal of our beautiful fragile Earth
Seven billion human beings (and zillions of other life forms) call this planet “Home”.
This visually dramatic film reflects our
planet’s fragile state in stunning high definition from a bird’s eye
view. Arthus-Bertrand brings us unique footage from 54 countries to
share with us the beauty and wonder of our planet. But over the past 60
years – a single lifetime – the Earth has been more radically changed
than by all previous generations of humanity. Yet it is not too late to
reverse the trend, to become aware of the full extent of our
responsibility for the earth’s resources and riches for our mutual
visionary founder of the GoodPlanet Foundation.
SA Eco Film Festival 2017
at the Simon's Town Museum
Monday 13, Tuesday 14 & Thursday 16 March
BOOK SALE with proceeds 100% to TEARS animal rescue charity
The 4th Annual SA Eco Film Festival
returns to the Labia Theatre in Cape Town (23-30 March), with sneak
previews at the Simon’s Town museum.
For more info on the main fest please visit www.saecofilmfestival.com
This year’s Festival theme is CHANGE IS
HERE in light of a tumultuous 2016 – which took the record for the
hottest global temperatures ever measured, served up several political
surprises across continents and saw burgeoning technological advances
from driverless cars to falling costs of renewable power – whatever
your opinion or beliefs, CHANGE IS HERE.
THE FLOOD (96 mins, USA, 2016)
Monday 13 March at 11am. No charge. Donation to TEARS – suggested R50.
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9xFFyUOpXo
An Oscar®-winning team filmmaker Fisher
Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, environmental activist and UN
Messenger of Peace present a riveting account of dramatic changes
occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the
actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent
catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. DiCaprio travels to five
continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders,
activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this
complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing
environmental challenge of our time. Presented by National Geographic
with other agencies.
(100 mins, UK 2017)
Tuesday 14 March at 11am. Ticket R30.
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JArCZWAISHw
Bruce Parry, BAFTA award winning
documentarian, has lived with Indigenous peoples all over the world. He
has a unique insight into the human condition. His time spent on the
environmental front line provides a broad perspective of our place on
Famous for his unpatronising style of investigation into difficult subjects (in BBC documentary series, TRIBE, AMAZON and ARCTIC) Bruce explores what has happened to humankind since we stopped roaming and began to settle. From the jungles of Borneo to India and from the Amazon to the Isle of Skye what has happened to our societies, to our relationships with each other, and how we relate to the natural world?
REAL (79 mins, South Africa 2016)
Thursday 16 March at 11am. Ticket R30.
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fleaa4dNqgQ&feature=em-share_video_user
Join South African director and
narrator, Jay Mac, as he poses the question "What is Real?" A personal
journey of changetold through the real-life story of two visionaries,
Sharon Gannon and David Life. They have inspired, and continue to
inspire, a world of change through a method called, Jivamukti Yoga.
Told through the people that made that history around the world,
spanning more than three decades including Sting, Russell Simmons,
Krishna Das, Donna Karan, WAH, MC Yogi and many more...
DOUBLE BILL Thursday 16 March at 1pm.
THERE WILL BE WATER (58 mins, Denmark 2016)
View trailer: http://www.therewillbewater.com/There_will_Be_Water/Trailer.html
With the world rapidly running out of
water, British engineer Bill Watts has a big idea: turning salt water
into an energy source, and using large desert areas to produce energy,
food and clean water. Funded by the Norwegian government, businesses
and international organisations Mr Watts sets out to “green the
desert”. But turning his light bulb moment into a viable commercial
prospect proves a difficult nut to crack.
(30 mins, Canada 2016)
Tells the story of Mbarouk Mussa Omar from a small East African Island called Pemba. Ten years ago he visited a tiny neighbouring islet, Kokota. He was shocked by what he saw. Kokota was teetering towards collapse, climate change and local deforestation were the culprits. He desperately wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man from Pemba possibly do? Introducing viewers to a resilient people on the front lines of climate change. How these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island is inspirational. The film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts for change.