Green Screens: Cinema Planeta Jun 01 – Jun 03

Green Screens: Cinema Planeta

Green Screens is proud to present a collaboration with Cinema Planeta, International Environmental Film Festival of Mexico.

The twelve films explore the different ways we live on this planet and interact with our environment. From the disappearing traditional ways of life seen in Silvestre Pantaleón, Canícula and Within the River, Among the Trees, to people coping with the pressures of developing modern societies in Yatatso and Solar Eclipse to global problems we have created living a fully realized consumer culture in The Crisis of Civilization, Nuclear Savage, The Light Bulb Conspiracy and Keep on Rolling.

Don’t ‘miss the exciting family films Bacalar, Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer and Among Wolves!

Cinema Planeta has been dreaming for four years about a change in our relationship with the planet, the beings with whom we coexist with, its natural resources and among ourselves. The festival understands cinema as a vehicle of transformation, as a promoter of a culture oriented towards environmental conservation.

In This Series

Silvestre Pantaleón

Silvestre Pantaleón

Roberto Olivares Ruiz | Jonathan Amith | 2011 | 65 mins

Preview Screening! Directors Roberto Olivares Ruiz and Jonathan Amith in person for Q&A!

A luminescent study of a man still versed in traditional rope making and religious ceremonies in a village not far from Acapulco.

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Canícula

Canícula

José Álvarez | 2011 | 72 mins

Director José Álvarez in person for Q&A!

Canícula lyrically weaves together the daily routines in the American Indian village of Zapotal, showing us traditions that endure in despite the encroachment of the modern world.

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Bacalar

Bacalar

Patricia Arriaga-Jordán | 2011 | 96 mins

12-year-olds Santiago and Mariana discover a dangerous group of animal traffickers operating in their area and set out to save the wolves in this children’s film festival favorite.

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The Lightbulb Conspiracy

The Lightbulb Conspiracy

Cosima Dannoritzer | 2010 | 75 mins

Planned obsolescence was born in the 20s to sell more light bulbs and continues today. Can our consumer economy change and still be viable?

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Keep on Rolling: The Fantasy of the Automobile

Keep on Rolling: The Fantasy of the Automobile

Óscar Clemente | 2011 | 56 mins

A spirited look at our addiction to the automobile and the way it has changed our living environment. Screening with: Ciclovia, Bogotá, Columbia (Clarence Eckerson Jr., 2007).

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Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1

Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1

Adam Jonas Horowitz | 2011 | 87 mins

Director Adam Horowitz in person for Q&A!

A remarkable documentary study of U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, which willfully used the native inhabitants as guinea pigs for the effects of radiation.

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Within the River, Among the Trees

Within the River, Among the Trees

Jorge Bodanzky | 2010 | 73 mins

Bodanzky collaborated with 35 Amazon basin communities to create this documentary about their fragile and threatened way of life. They tell their own stories and express concerns for their future in a region threatened by social and economic forces.

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Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer

Chandani: The Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer

Arne Birkenstock | 2010 | 87 mins

Chandani wants to be an elephant trainer like her father and grandfather before her, but no woman has even had the job. This engaging documentary follows Chandani as she breaks new ground in following her dream.

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Among Wolves

Among Wolves

Gerardo Olivares | 2010 | 108 mins

Based on a true story, a boy is sold by his impoverished family to work with a goat herder in the mountains of Cordoba. When the goat herder dies, 7-year-old Marcos is left to raise himself.

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Yatatso

Yatatso

Hermes Paralluelo | 2011 | 95 mins

15-year-old Bebo and his two younger cousins are part of a family of cartoneros, people who earn their living sorting through garbage and selling it to recyclers. Paralluelo’s first documentary feature offers a candid view of lives lived in poverty and the insistent dreams that accompany them.

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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Martin Mareček | 2011 | 81 mins

Cultural differences set off many humorous encounters in this documentary about two Czech electricians return to the Zambian village to repair and upgrade the solar energy system they installed there five years earlier.

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The Crisis of Civilization

The Crisis of Civilization

Dean Puckett | 2011 | 82 mins

Addressing the major problems of climate change, financial failure and depletion of natural resources as parts of one failed system, author Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed takes apart our economic structure to show how our assumptions brought us here today.

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