Panorama

The films gathered here present solutions and hope for a greener and sustainable future. The Economics of Happiness advocates that a happier world – even though global – consumes and produces locally; Mother makes us face the taboo subject of birth control and we hear the opinion of world V.I.P.s in 2012. But it also presents films that do not let us forget some of our present conflicts in need of immediate solutions, as in Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist and The Valley of the Forgotten. And Werner Herzog presents his idea of how humans are dealing with the preservation of the only planet they have so far to live.

The Economics of Happiness

USA 2011 | Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, John Page | 67 min | DOC

Economia da FelicidadeThe Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power; they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

Best Film México Int FF 2012 – Best Film Cinema Verde FF 2011 – Best Diretor EKOFilm 2011 - Green FF Seoul 2011

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tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images Filmambiente Design 2/Layout/Pfeil_2.png  www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org

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The Wild Blue Yonder

Italy 2005 | Werner Herzog | 80 min | Docudrama    

The Wild Blue YonderAn alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visitations to Earth and Earth's self-made demise, while human astronauts in space are attempting to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

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Mother: Caring for Seven Billions

USA/Ethiopia/Sweden 2011 | Christophe Fauchere | 54 min | DOC

Mother Mother breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises – population growth. It’s a critical time to talk about this subject because, as of 2011, the world population has now reached seven billion. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic – religion, economics, family planning and gender inequality. Yet it is an issue we cannot afford to ignore as one billion people still suffer from chronic hunger.

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tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images Filmambiente Design 2/Layout/Pfeil_2.png  www.motherthefilm.com


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Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist

USA 2011 | Peter Brown | 90 min | DOC

EcoterroristaThe film is a groundbreaking documentary feature film that takes viewers on an action packed voyage with the world's most wanted environmental heroes: Captain Paul Watson and the crew of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The film features insider footage and insights into 30+ years of the most exciting, despairing, and triumphant environment campaigns of the century. Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist is not your typical eco-film. Seen through the eyes of television director, filmmaker, activist and longest serving Sea Shepherd crew member, Peter Jay Brown (Entertainment Tonight, Real People and Whale Wars), Confessions grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these animal saviors and sea rebels, the ones who helped shape the Green Movement we know and love today.

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tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images Filmambiente Design 2/Layout/Pfeil_2.png  www.confessionsfilm.com

 Screening followed by Q&A with director Peter Brown

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2012, Time for Change

USA/Brazil/France/Mexico/Switzerland 2011 | João Amorim | 85 min | DOC

2012 Times of Change2012: Time for Change” presents an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Directed by Emmy Award nominee João Amorim, the film follows journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, author of the bestselling 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on ecological principles to make a world that works for all. Rather than breakdown and barbarism, 2012 heralds the birth of a regenerative planetary culture where collaboration replaces competition, where exploration of psyche and spirit becomes the new cutting edge, replacing the sterile materialism that has pushed our world to the brink.

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tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images Filmambiente Design 2/Layout/Pfeil_2.png  www.2012timeforchange.com

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Valley of the Forgotten

Brazil 2011 | Maria Raduan | 72 min | DOC

Feature documentary that shows land conflicts in a very secluded area of the state of Mato Grosso, where violence and fire stand for the interests of opponent groups: Indians evicted from their homeland; squatters trying to get a piece of land to make a living; land grabbers illegally invading properties; the Landless Workers Movement waiting for government decisions and the ranchers fighting to hold on to their property. A chronicle about the innate desire of the human being to own a piece of land, a portrait of life in the Amazon, a film that tells the story of a piece of Brazil at war against itself.

tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images Filmambiente Design 2/Layout/Pfeil_2.png  http://valedosesquecidos.com.br

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Green Architecture

Le Corps du Metier
Swityerland 2011 | G. Bolomey e A. Morel | 52 min

Inspired by environmental engaged architects, a young couple decides to build their home near Lausanne with earth and straws. The film follows the everyday of the building of the house and offers a humorous view of our rapport to homes.

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An adventure called Brazil

France 2010 | Kakie Roubaud | 52 min

An Adventure called BrazilA road-movie around the so called – by Stephen Sweig – the country of the future. Pressed by the typical problems of the new century, some Brazilian citizens individually decided to spread good experiences in solving educational problems, water supply and fight against deforestation. The film visits the biggest horizontal favela in the country – Heliopolis, in São Paulo – the northeast and the Amazon, near the Peruvian border, gathering examples of these efforts of environmental preservation and development.

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