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Exploring Consciousness

Thought-provoking films featuring humanity's spiritual search, from ancient wisdom traditions to the latest interfaith dialogues and scientific investigations. Since 1996.

COMING SOON

The 4th annual SA ECO FILM FESTIVAL

Simon's Town Museum previews 13,14 & 16 March 2017
(with Book Sale  - proceeds to TEARS animal anti cruelty charity)

Labia Theatre 23 - 30 March 2017
Please visit website for main fest details www.saecofilmfestival.com

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Thanks to huge popularity of HUMAN we 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.
 

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Home

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

Ticket: R50
Enjoy a drink and snack on the new Garden Terrace

Book with Labia on 021 424 5927 or Webtickets / PicknPay

View the trailer

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 future benefit.
 

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Yann Arthus-Bertrand
visionary founder of the GoodPlanet Foundation.


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SA Eco Film Festival 2017

at the Simon's Town Museum
Monday 13, Tuesday 14 & Thursday 16 March

Plus

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.
 

BEFORE 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.
 

TAWAI (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 the planet.
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?
 

WHAT IS 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. Ticket R30.
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.
 

PLUS

KOKOTA (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.

 

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