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SA Eco Film Festival 2018 – Johannesburg | Johannesburg
22 March @ 18:00 - 20:30 SAST
The South African Eco Film Festival returns to The Bioscope in 2018.
The film festival’s mission is simply to raise awareness, through the amazing medium of documentary film, of the many pressing environmental issues the planet is facing, and the solutions people are taking to solve them. We hope you will be informed, inspired, challenged, uplifted and entertained by this year’s Festival offerings.
The South African Eco Film Festival is a project of While You Were Sleeping, a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing documentary films that both entertain and inform with important environmental, social and political messages to South African audiences.
For more info go to: http://saecofilmfestival.com/
22 March 6PM: Free Opening night
Jane (2017) Directed by: Brett Morgen
The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.
23 March 6PM
A Plastic Ocean (2016) Directed by: Craig Leeson
A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean.
24 March 4PM
RiverBlue (2017) Directed by: David McIlvride, Roger Williams
RiverBlue chronicles an unprecedented around-the-world river adventure, led by renowned paddler and conservationist, Mark Angelo, who ends up uncovering and documenting the dark side of the global fashion industry.
24 March 6PM
Food Coop (2016) Directed by: Thomas Boothe, Maellanne Bonnicel
In the middle of an economic crisis, in the shadow of Wall Street, an institution that represents a less well-known American tradition is booming. The Park Slope Food Coop: a cooperative supermarket where all 16,000 members work 3 hours per months to earn the right to buy the best food in New York at incredibly low prices.
25 March 4PM
Chasing Coral (2017) Directed by: Jeff Orlowski
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
25 March 6PM
Let There Be Light (2017) Directed by: Mila Aung-Thwin, Van Royko
Let There Be Light follows the story of dedicated scientists working to build a small sun on Earth, which would unleash perpetual, cheap, clean energy for mankind.
26 March 6PM
Bugs (2016) Directed by: Andreas Johnsen
In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel throughout the world tasting insects.
27 March 6PM
The Man who wanted to Change the World (2016) Directed by: Mariette Faber
African-born artist Peter Westerveld claims he has developed a solution to combat desertification and ultimately climate change.
28 March 6PM
The Future of Energy (2015) Directed by: Brett Mazurek
The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the Unites States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift.
29 March 6PM
Time to Choose (2015) Directed by: Charles Ferguson
Documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.