Director: Mahmut Taş
A little girl lives in a village with her mother where water sources are dwindling by day. Drought effects her imagination, even her doodles and drawings. Not only people but the nature struggles with the unrelenting aridness. This little girl though, never loses hope. She tries to do as best she can, sacrificing from herself for her beloved nature.
Let Me Drown First
Director: Yogi Tujuliarto
Jakarta is going to sink because the land subsides every year 6 to 11 centimeters. One of the reasons is the excessive use of ground water in this city. Lot’s of people vulnerable with this situation because they live in the coastal. Khalil is one of them. Everyday his house is submerged by water from the tide of sea. Khalil has to bear the mistake he didn’t make. He never uses the ground water.
Director: Anne Thoma
This film is about an unusual friendship, loyalty, about destruction and an ancient tree. We want to tell you this story because we lose our trees every day. Every minute we destroy 21 hectares of our forests world wide. And that despite the fact that forests are important habitats, help to preserve our biodiversity and stabilise our climate. More and more, we humans are disconnecting ourselves from nature. And in the end, we are only harming ourselves.
It is time to act.
Director: Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise
Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.
Director: Sam Turner
Country: United Kingdom
A nervous upper-class banker reluctantly gets dragged into a hostile transaction with an extremely unorthodox drug dealer.
Director: Lukas Baier
The farmer Franz from the Bavarian Forest wants to change his business from maize to orange cultivation in 2030 due to climate change. But his plan threatens to fail because of unexpected reasons in the administration.
Director: Evrim İnci
Walid and his family, who had been having a difficult life in Somalia and had to migrate to Turkey, are sent to Burdur. Walid, facing the drought in Burdur which he ran away from Somalia, is struggling his life, as well.
Director: Jonathan Dumosch, Rotem Ezra
In a world where contamination took over and there are almost no living creatures, there is one human being who still remember and misses to nature he knew.
Every day he dives into his getaway, the sea, to his small corner which he nurtures and takes care of the animals that were injured from damages caused by mankind.
At the depth of the sea he finds a piece of memory from the past that grants his heart small comfort and hope.
Director: Sil van der Woerd, Jorik Dozy
Country: United Kingdom
Wasteminster is a uniquely original depiction of what would happen if the plastic waste the UK exports each day was instead dumped on Downing Street. Voiced by two of Britain’s best impressionists, Jon Culshaw and Matt Forde, the animation is intended to raise a smile at the impressions of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, and raise awareness of the plastic pollution crisis the UK is creating overseas as well as putting pressure in the government.
All statements in this film are direct quotes from Boris Johnson and his government.
From Trash to Treasure
Director: Iara Lee
Country: United States
From erosion to overgrazing to enduring poverty, the people of Lesotho—a highland country surrounded by South Africa—face a variety of difficult challenges. Yet grassroots communities in the country also exhibit tremendous resourcefulness and creativity. In particular, a wealth of artists have mastered a talent for resurrection, developing the skill to creatively turn negatives into positives: Designers who turn discarded trash into beautiful jewelry, clothes, rugs. Filmmakers who turn tragedy into artistic expressions of resilience and compassion. Musicians who write songs to save the environment. In this short, Cultures of Resistance Films profiles a variety of these inventive creators, introducing viewers to a fascinating cast of local residents who are using art as a means of communicating a communal desire for positive change.
Director: Guille Isa
In the coastal village of La Ensenada, Colombia, where digging for shellfish is a way of life, everyone must learn to swim eventually — even little Dulce. But as the effects of climate change, marked by swelling tides and shrinking coastlines, begin to threaten the village’s livelihood, the carefree swimming lessons led by Dulce’s mother take on a sense of urgency.
The Color of Your Lips
Director: Annick Blanc
In an atmosphere grown suddenly impossible to breathe, a diver and a woman appear to be the only survivors. As their reserves of air run out, will they make love or war?
Who Wants to Live Forever
Director: Matteo Valenti
A global film collaboration from universities and colleges from around the world showing the state of our planet. Based on the Queen song “Who wants to live forever” and released for the Save Me Trust by guitarist Brian May , this video created by students from all five continents shows the devastation our precious planet faces. Music courtesy by Queen Music ltd
Director: Ernest Zacharevic, Nicholas Chin
The film is part of the Splash and Burn activist art campaign within a new forest restoration site on the borders of the Leuser Ecosystem, and reveals a Rewind symbol carved into a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia.
The narrative runs in reverse, rewinding the clock on deforestation to undo the damage caused by the unsustainable production of one of the world’s most versatile commodities. Beyond the industrialisation of the land, we end at the beginning, a thriving ecosystem alive with wildlife.
The concept mirrors the real world action of the NGOs Sumatran Orangutan Society and their partners in reclaiming land on the borders of the Leuser rainforests to rewild them with indigenous trees, expanding the boundaries of one of the most biodiverse places on earth.
Life on the Horn
Director: Mo Harawe
For decades, toxic waste has been illegally deposited on the coast of Somalia. The tsunami earthquake in 2004 damaged the poisoned containers, which led to the spread of diseases. Many local people had to leave their villages, but some stayed and lived with the aftermath.
Thank you to all participants of the unfied filmmakers climate change film festival!
None of this would have been possible without your strive for art, film and making a change where it matters most.