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Duration: 29 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

A Short Film About Ice

A film-poem documenting the journey of a cinematographer through the fragile landscapes of the Arctic. The camera bears witness to the shapes and colours of glaciers, tundra, mountains and sea ice while the filmmaker explores the role of the human and the artist in such landscapes in the time of the Anthropocene. Touching on themes of aesthetics, cultural responsibility, inter-connectivity and eco-anxiety the film aims to provoke discussion about the need to re-conceptualise how we make and disseminate images, in order to see ourselves as an integral part of the world rather than seeing ourselves as in front of or separate to nature.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 46 min
Environmental Films

Giant Slaves

In Southeast Asia the elephant tourism is booming. Elephant shows, elephant ridings, ethical elephant parks… everyone has their choice. But do we choose the right thing? The topic is very fastidious, and the million dollar business owners would do anything, in order to keep their secret. But what is this dark secret? What is behind the latest trend “no riding”? What are the ethical elephant parks, and are they really in favor with their beloved animals? How could the travelers pick their elephant activities, that is beneficial for both parties? We wanted to discover everything first hand. So we traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand to visit different elephant activities to find the answers.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 40 min
Wildfire Prevention Films

Djibril's Forest

Djibril is a young Sahelian Sheperd who travels far to find the forest his grandfather told him so much about. He pays a high price. He is betrayed and abused only to realize that this forest no longer exists. But then his father comes to his aid. As a filmmaker, the director looks for stories that can change the world. For 8 years he was working on a trilogy about the importance of nature for mankind. First, he made a feature-length animated film about a girl who has to save nature from its extinction. Then he filmed a documentary about the indigenous people of Brazil who are fighting not only for their own survival but for the lives of everyone on this earth. With the fiction-short film 'La Fôret de Djibril', he ends this trilogy with a very relevant contemporary film.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 7 min
Environmental Films

H2O

There is a big Forest. Birds are flying here and there. Animals are wandering about. There is a river flowing across the forest. It’s drizzling. The forest is adorned with a rainbow. Chirping of the birds and the sound of rain is heard in the background. Suddenly, at the end of the forest, the light of gun firing, and black fumes can be seen. The war continues to grow and fades out eventually. Again, it rains. At the end of the rain, sun rises. It is a very calm and beautiful forest. A man comes to this beautiful forest. He hunts an animal. There are few humans who cut the forest down with axes. Gradually people come, cut down the forest and make it a city. A church, a temple, a Hindu temple and a Mosque is built at the same time. The city is being created after destroying the forest. Suddenly, a thundering noise is heard. A pouring rain falls. Gradually the city drowns. People shout and run here and there. The religious monuments are being destroyed and the city gets destroyed too. Humans come down floating. A small girl also comes down floating. After her, the previously seen animals such as rabbit, elephant, and deer come floating too. The movie ends with the little girl getting trapped in a droplet of water. In the major theme of this movie, the struggle humans must go through due to the destruction of the nature and the deforestation is portrayed. Also this short film showcases how the society which is created by the capitalism always creates chaos.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 34 min
Educational Films

Tigers on The Boredr

This story moved the Poles and caught the attention of the media. It also put the uniformed services all over the country on standby. When an unusual transport with ten tigers stopped at the Polish-Belarusian border, the whole country watched as the condition of the animals was getting worse. When the rescue operation continued, everyone in Poland wondered where the animals came from and where they were really supposed to go. The author of the document set off on the trail of the tigers and found traces of them in several European countries. She traveled through Italy, Spain, and Russia. She reached the famous Italian circus family, discovered a suspicious zoo in the mountains of Dagestan, and found out that a mysterious sponsor from Moscow was involved. The inconspicuous case revealed patterns of wildlife trade in Europe with tracks leading to China.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 56 min
Wildfire Prevention Films

Incendios

After the legalization of the burning of the forest in Bolivia, voluntary firemen stand against the worst fires Bolivia ever experienced. Chaqueo is the Bolivian practice of burning down the forest in order to gain cultivable land, in 2019 this practice was made legal recognizing fire as a legal tool for the cultivation of the land. Soon after, the fire in the country got out of control. The movie introduces the problem of the Chaqueo and shows the effort of voluntary firemen groups, that are trying to save the most vulnerable places such as human settlements and natural reservations. The movie starts during the night fire with the narration of one of the firemen describing his experience of the fire and continues with the firemen's effort to stop the fire. It shows which techniques they use to combat the fire and very simple training that complete beginners undergo before they enter the mission. The story culminates in the last big fire and the relief comes with the rain that finally extinguishes the catastrophe. The main emphasis of the film is not to explain the problem in detail, but rather to make the viewer contemplate the reasons this situation is happening and the direction that humanity is taking.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 58 min
Wildfire Prevention Films

WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests, and the Future

The film reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high severity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. In this one-hour award-winning documentary, filmmaker Kevin White takes us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013 to the catastrophic wildfires of 2017 and 2018. Along the way, we learn how prescribed fires can reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, we see a California tribe renew their tradition of cultural fire, and we meet stakeholder groups working with scientists and resource managers to build consensus on how to restore and manage the lands we love and depend on.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 39 min
Wildfire Prevention Films

Not If, But When: Wildfire Solutions

Wildfires are becoming a global phenomenon and California is one of the places hit the hardest because of its dry climate. Experts in the Sierra Nevada are taking on innovative solutions at an unprecedented scale and if they are successful, it could influence work around the world. Californians are forming large-scale partnerships that have adopted cutting-edge solutions implementing the latest data models along with Native American ecological knowledge. The film is based on interviews with leading experts from state, federal, and grassroots organizations, water agencies, community partnerships, and more.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 44 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

Elementa

Ice, fire, earth, air and æther collide in this artistic, environmental and global feature which demands the viewer manifest their individual narrative, visually guided by compelling cinematography from our wildest lands. Experience the vast wilderness of the white continent and ancient rainforests to the revered power of the world’s oceans and erupting volcanoes.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 50 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

MT. SUSWA - LIFE IN A VOLCANO

Volcanoes are temperamental, dangerous, and deadly. Not the ideal place for wildlife. But Mt. Suswa in Kenya is a volcano-like no other: it hosts a multitude of life both above and below its surface. Underground tunnels were formed thousands of years ago by rivers of lava whose outer layers cooled and solidified while the core continued to flow. Once the fluid lava evacuated itself completely, massive subterranean tubes were left behind. One of these caverns is the “Baboon Parliament” as the local Masai named it. Remarkably, Suswa is the only known place in the world where olive baboons roost in caves. It is an almost unique behavior among primates that gives us a glimpse over the reasons that drove hominids to find shelter in caves in pre-historic times. Surprisingly so far no film has ever been made exclusively about this natural history wonder. Mt. Suswa’s rugged flanks conceal an untouched treasure trove of biodiversity hidden inside its craters and in the deep and mysterious scars left behind by its turbulent past. But the mountain's true colors are locked up within an aura of mystique: Mt. Suswa is a fortress protected by its own inaccessibility. Its bastions are steep, barren, and sharp, discouraging any unwanted visitors.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 45 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

Fjellrev, the scandinavian quest

Fjellrev, the Scandinavian Quest is a film retracing the adventure of a filmmaker in search of the rare Scandinavian arctic fox. This adventure will take you to the lands of the North, to the meeting of typical species and people involved in the protection of this seriously threatened species to talk about climate change, preservation of environment and human adventure
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 12 min
Environmental Films

The Beekeeper

A beekeeper on the island of Anglesey faces losing her ancestral home to the development of a Nuclear Power plant.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 17 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

Wings & Wetlands - A Story Of Migration

"Wings & Wetlands - A Story Of Migration", is produced by the Karnataka Forest Department, as part of its outreach activity, for the State's Action plan, on the protection and conservation of the birds that use the Central Asian Flyway. It is a short documentary that highlights waterbirds, especially the ones that migrate to Karnataka, India during winter, and the wetlands that they migrate to.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 15 min
Educational Films

Pascoal

The eastern coast of Mozambique is notorious for riptides and drownings. For the people who live here, the ocean is their livelihood, but also a dangerous place, and nobody is taught how to swim. Pascoal is an outreach officer for Love the Oceans, who are supporting swimming classes and marine biology lessons in Guinjata, the local village. We follow Pascoal's story of overcoming his fear of the sea, and how he is passing forward his knowledge and advice to future generations in order to breed a new wave of local marine conservationists.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 31 min
Educational Films

SLOW: Toad Patrol

SLOW: Toad Patrol is a thoughtful, inspiring and uplifting film about 'backyard' wildlife conservation, the impact it has and what it takes to be a volunteer who dedicates several months each year to save thousands of toads lives.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 94 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

Okavango

This is an insiders’ view of one of the greatest river systems on the planet. It is presented as a love letter and explores the layers of paradise, limbo, and inferno in a natural history echo of Dante’s Divine Comedy, a quest to find the real Okavango, a river of dreams, or beauty of conflict and turmoil. It has real wildlife drama with a lioness who overcomes the greatest challenge of life, and warthogs who bunk up with hyenas. Elephants gently take us on their journey and hippos clash in the water, that water that is made up of trillions of droplets joining, flowing, raging, and winding on down 500 miles or more of open pristine landscape. And what we discover is that this river is a reflection of us, she is humbled and hostile, a jewel and a rough storm, a nightmare for some, a dream for all of us, animal and human alike.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 97 min
Environmental Films

Ophir

Ophir tells the story of an extraordinary indigenous revolution for life, land and culture, leading up to the potential creation of the world’s newest nation in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. A poetic yet dramatic ode to the indelible thirst for freedom, culture and sovereignty; the film sheds light on the biggest conflict of the Pacific since WWII, revealing the visible and invisible chains of colonisation and its enduring cycles of physical and psychological warfare.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 24 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

Disappearing Spots

Cheetahs, the world’s fastest land mammals, are Africa’s most endangered big cat. In 1975 14,000 cheetahs roamed Africa. Today there are only 7,100 left. What can people do to save them from racing towards extinction?
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 29 min
Informational Film Program

World of Viruses

What is the relationship between the destruction of nature and the emergence of viruses? This film provides the terrifying answers. Since Corona spread across the world, there has been great fear of a new pandemic. To prevent this from happening, researchers need to understand the causes. These are often due to the destruction of the environment, because a lower biodiversity in the animal world harbors a great risk for the spread of new viruses. Scientists are tracking down the exact causes in Ghana, Panama and Germany. The results will surprise you.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 55 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

Land of the Leopard and The Phenomenon of Man

The Far Eastern, or Amur, leopard (Panthera pardus Orientalis) is one of the rarest subspecies of the cat family. Today the Far Eastern leopard is on the brink of extinction. With the example of the Far Eastern leopard, our film is discussing what is going on with biodiversity in the world, what are the key challenges humankind is facing today in this sphere. Are we facing the sixth extinction? And what are the key features of humankind which can help to avoid that?
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 21 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

Ticino, a source of biodiversity

Waters flowing through the river bed, hemmed in between hills at first, then spreading out in the plain in intricate meanders. An extraordinary valley, that of the Ticino river. The largest mosaic of natural habitats in the Po Plain, and an irreplaceable “source of biodiversity”.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Environmental Films

On thin ice

Russia. Roughly two thirds of the Arctic belong to the world’s largest country. Siberia alone has the size of Australia. An enormous chunk of cold land framed by icy seas. Large areas of Northern Russia used to be no-go zones for decades. For the first time, scientists from all over the world are beginning to explore this huge area and what they find is alarming. Gigantic canyons, “megaslumps”, are opening up where there used to be endless taiga forest. Enormous layers of permafrost are thawing out and revealing remains of the ancient Siberian megafauna. Hundreds of scary looking holes are blasting off from the deep exhaling methane, which has 80 times stronger greenhouse effects than carbon dioxide. Rivers loose water and large dunes in dry riverbeds make parts of Central Siberia look like the Sahara. Forest fires are rushing over the taiga every year and the once ice-locked Northeast Passage becomes navigable. The destiny of many wildlife populations is at stake. Wild reindeer change their annually migration. Desperate for food, polar bears are rambling across villages and even cities. The reproduction rate of the rare Arctic ivory gull is decreasing.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 51 min
Wildlife Conservation Films

Sockeye Salmon. Red fish

Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to freshwaters - to give offspring, start the circle of life, and die. It is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the planet, restored every year! But soon, we may find ourselves facing the unimaginable: humans will exhaust the inexhaustible!
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 44 min
Environmental Films

The Meadow - Paradise Lost

The Meadow: A sea of colors, bright and variform almost like a coral reef or the tropical rainforest. How come this habitat only exists, if it is destroyed regularly? Why do so many creatures make their home in a meadow that is cut down by machines twice a year? Can´t we just leave the meadows alone, let them grow, stop cutting them? This film answers all these questions and the film talks about the drastic decline in diverse meadows all over the world. Modern agriculture has brought this habitat close to extinction.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 43 min
Environmental Films

Animals at the Borders

In 1989, the Iron Curtain between East and West came down. New space opened for humans and for animals. Since the refugee crisis in 2015, though, walls and fences are back, closing off the North from the South, separating already fragmented small habitats of endangered species. They violate European laws and jeopardize many pan-European conservation efforts. Like that for the Dinaric lynx. In May 2019, “Doru” and “Goru”, two males from Romania, are set free to refresh the gene pool in Croatia and Slovenia. Will they find territories and partners in the newly fenced border area? And what about the tortoises in the Bulgarian Strandzha mountains: Do they have a chance to survive in the face of old fences and new ones? Questions that researchers pursue in Croatia, Slovenia and Bulgaria. And in Mexico, too. There, conservationists are alarmed by the growing wall between Arizona and the highlands of Sonora. The breath-taking return of both, beavers and jaguars, is at risk to come to an abrupt end.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 20 min
Educational Films

The Adventures of Zack and Molly

Zack is more interested in the small world of his smartphone than the larger world around him. His online request for a roommate is answered by Molly, a tech-savvy dumbo octopus on a mission to tell the world about the importance of the deep ocean. Molly wants to use Zack’s apartment for her global communications headquarters, but Zack is skeptical. To win Zack over, Molly takes him to her deep ocean home in the Gulf of Mexico to see its unique features and diverse marine life, and to help him understand how human activities threaten its health.
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 20 min
Educational Films

The Global Food Waste Crisis and the Danish Solution

Over one third of the food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. Because food-waste has severe social, economic, and environmental consequences, it is a key sustainability challenge. Fortunately, the people of Denmark are leading the effort to combat this global issue
Starts at November 14 View Details
Duration: 35 min
Informational Film Program

The Storyless Land

The storyless land is about a far , ancient deprived village with no facilities , even hygiene , electricity , clinic , school , bathroom and ... Where most of the people are blind , mental retarded or disable and Golmah , their omniscient , who is an old 98 years woman , involved with their birth , marriage and death .... But with all sufferings, they love their land and soil and fight to stay and live in their ancestors' village .
Starts at November 14 View Details
Events

Journalistic workshop-competition

On November 16-17, within the framework of the SunChild 10th International Environmental Festival, a two-day training workshop on "The issue of wild animals kept in captivity in Armenia" will be held for journalists and media representatives, after which a journalism competition will be announced and the winner will be awarded a cash prize. Participation in the training workshop will give journalists the opportunity to become more specialized in covering the problem of wild animals kept in captivity in Armenia, to understand the essence of the problem, to master its peculiarities. The details of the training-workshop agenda will be sent to the selected participants. See more at <a href="https://www.fpwc.org/hy/media-workshop/" target="_blank">https://www.fpwc.org/hy/media-workshop/</a>
Starts at November 14 View Details
Events

Tree Planting in Tigranashen settlement

3000 wild fruit trees will be planted in Tigranashen settlement, Ararat region, Armenia. You are welcome to join our team on the 14th of November, at 12.00 to help us plant the trees :)
Starts at November 14 View Details
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