Be inspired by young filmmaker and environmental activist Slater Jewell-Kemker, as she follows the stories of youth activists from around the world in her debut documentary, Youth Unstoppable.
A love letter to a mother polar bear and her cubs filmed over four years, this nature documentary connects us to life in the Arctic – then, now and as envisaged into the future – as climate change ravages this beautiful archipelago and the lives and ecosystems which depend on it.
Billed as the ‘Humans of New York’ approach to environmental documentary making, we gain a unique inside view into the opinions of everyday Americans trying to understand climate change – or not. From optimists to deniers to futurists, this film offers a lucid look at the backdrop to the ecological crisis taking place around us.
With 80% of France’s forests now kept for factories rather than as natural habitats, this film charts the rise of the foresters fighting back – demanding an end to the destructive forces exploiting their labour – and the forests they once loved working in.
Following the success of 2017’s Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival, EFFA gets philosophical again with Ralo Mayer’s Extra-Terrestrial Ecologies.
In 2006, a catastrophic mud tsunami erupted in East Java as a result of drilling for natural gas. Some 13 years later it still continues to flow – and is expected to do so until 2030. But what about the 60,000 people displaced by this devastating event? Meet Dian – then just six years old when the tsunami began, and now a teenager – who has spent most of her life campaigning for justice and compensation for her family and her community. A sadly familiar but incredibly inspiring story of everyday communities battling corporate power in the thick of extreme environmental exploitation.
As a Mexican family grieves the loss of their patriarch, they are also determined to farm the family land one last time. But what happens when Indigenous agricultural practices are lost, in a country which has forsaken its origins? This film will be followed by a very special panel discussion with local Indigenous Elders and leaders discussing connection to country and the importance of sharing agricultural practices across the generations.