Special Selection ECOMOVE

This is a special selection of films made by the curator either because of its craftsmanship excellence or because their themes can help us think about the paths we have to take to protect our planet.

The Dust and the Wind

A Poeira e o Vento
Brasil 2011, Experimental Vídeo, Marcos Pimentel, 18 min.

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Countryside of Brazil. A small village in the middle of nowhere. Isolation. Mountains. Silence. The Man. The landscape. The Time.



Italy/Brasil 2009, Feature Film, Marco Bechis, 108 min.

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This fictional film gives the impression of a documentary retracting the dilemmas the natives of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazilian State), the Guarani-Kaiowás, face in their pursue of a territory to own.


Dirty Paradise

Switzerland 2009, Documentary/Fiction, Daniel Schweizer, 72 min.

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The films shows how hundreds of natives try to survive the unprecedented devastation occurring in their territory, caused by the work of ten thousand illegal miners in the heart of the Amazon forest, at the frontier between Suriname and French Guyana.


Cities on Speed: Bogotá Change

Denmark 2009, Documentary, Anna-Maria Kantarius/Henrik Veileborg/Jesper Jack, 58 min.

tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images FilmAmbiente/Images_Films/Film_Bogota_web.jpgThe history of two charismatic mayors that in less than ten years, with unorthodox methods, turn one of the most violent and corrupt cities in the world into a pacific model town. The film reveals their ideas, methods and strategy.


The Red Button

Poland 2011, Documentary, Ewa Pieta/Miroslav Grubek, 52 min.

tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images FilmAmbiente/Images_Films/Film_RedButton_web.gifTHE RED BUTTON tells the dramatic story of Stanislav Petrov, the Russian officer who, in 1983, saved the world from atomic war. On September 26, 1983, Stanislaw Petrov was in charge of monitoring American missiles that could potentially be sent to Russia to start a nuclear war. Shortly after midnight, Petrov noticed a missile on his screen and, minutes later, four more missiles appeared and a red warning sign “Missile Attack” began to flash. Fortunately for all of us, Petrov made the correct decision. A year later he was given an option to retire. Today, Petrov lives in a small town near Moscow in relative anonymity, surviving only on a tiny pension of $200 a month.


The Road

USA 2009, Feature Film, John Hillcoat, 113 min.

tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images FilmAmbiente/Images_Films/Film_TheRoad_web.jpgA father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing: just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless cannibalistic bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a rusting shopping cart of scavenged food--and each other. With Viggo Mortensen, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron and Kodi Smit-McPhee.