Reel Earth Movie (re)Screenings - Tonight, 7.30pm (Wednesday 28 September 2011) and Tomorrow, 7.30pm (Thursday 29 September 2011)

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Reel Earth Movies Re-Screenings:

Deep Green

Tonight Wednesday 28 September 2011

7.30pm @ Waikato Environment Centre

Level One, 25 Ward Street, Hamilton

Deep Green
(101 min)

BEST SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AWARD
Director: Matt Briggs
Too many documentaries about climate change leave the viewer feeling discouraged, even hopeless. Deep Green does the opposite. Filmmaker Matthew Briggs focuses on solutions and options available either now or in the immediate future. In an analysis of energy efficiency, Briggs points out how in the last 30 years California’s energy efficiency programs have kept per-capita energy consumption stable, while on average the rest of the US' consumption has risen by 50%.  Accompanied by an international team of National Geographic, CNN and BBC cinematographers, Briggs enlists commentaries from the world’s most articulate and thoughtful leaders — including Amory Lovins, Lester Brown and David Suzuki — and assesses a range of options; from clear winners like “mining for efficiency”, electric transport, and solar power, to clear losers like “clean coal”.   Deep Green shows how solutions are abundant, even if not all prove workable:  we need leadership and political will to implement them.
Tickets $10 (10% for Green Card holders). Refreshments available.

Tomorrow Thursday 29 September 2011

Tide of Change

A Mongolian Couch

Landscapes at the World's End

Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000

7.30pm @ Waikato Environment Centre

Level One, 25 Ward Street, Hamilton

Tide of Change

(12 min)

BEST ULTRA SHORT AWARD

Director: Amie Batalibasi

Filmmaker Amie Batalibasi visited her family village of LIlisiana, Solomon Islands, at a time when the village was affected by the extreme high tides due to climate change. Batalibasi documents the stories of the people, interwoven with events surrounding the loss of a loved one, as the sea rises around a community on the brink of inevitable change.

A Mongolian Couch

(12 min)

Directors: Eva Arnold and George Clipp

Begzsuren lives with his wife and four children in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and possesses an inspiring passion to improve both his family's and his community's lot. Installing a rain water shower, changing his family's diet, planting trees, Begzsuren is a busy, dedicated and extremely forward-thinking Mongolian. Begzsuren welcomes guests into his home from all over the world, offering aspects of traditional Mongolian culture and in exchange his guests offer insight into how they live and work back home. Begzsuren is exploring and inviting the world into his home, slowly but surely improving his own world.

Landscapes at the World's Ends

(30 min)

BEST NEW ZEALAND CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD

Director: Richard Sidey

A non-verbal visual journey to the polar regions of our planet portrayed through a triptych montage of photography and video recorded above the Arctic Circle and below the Antarctic Convergence.  New Zealand nature photographer and filmmaker Richard Sidey documents light and time in an effort to share his experiences and the beauty that exists over the frozen seas.

Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000

(30 min)

BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

Director: Dorie Clark

An unlikely activist, Marion Stoddart lived next to one of America’s most polluted rivers and unexpectedly transformed herself from a housewife and mother to an environmental leader and citizen hero honored by the United Nations. Film chronicles Stoddart's unwavering belief that one person can make a difference.

Tickets $10 (10% for Green Card holders). Refreshments available.


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