Cinema Planeta 2017
Last year, 2016, we faced great challenges such as droughts, unusual storms, rising seas and oceans, and so on, that we, as humanity, have to assume together. Millions of people were displaced by events related to the climate, it is urgent to take actions that mitigate and reverse the effects of global warming.
Climate change is closely linked to energy generation and it is for this reason that Cinema Planeta, Mexico’s International Film and Environment Festival, dedicates its ninth edition to this theme in the different activities of the festival.
The official competition selection is made up by 11 documentaries from Russia, Sweden, China, Mexico, Bolivia, Belgium, Netherlands, USA, Austria-Luxembourg and Ecuador, which will compete for the best international documentary award.
The opening event will be the screening of Nahui Ollin: Movement Sun, the first film production by Cinema Planeta and for the award ceremony we will screen The Red Turtle, co-produced by Studio Ghibli. Other highlights include Mr. Pig directed by Diego Luna featuring actor Danny Glover and Before the Flood starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Worlds section will present several international titles and Echoes will have a special selection of 6 titles of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF).
Earth, the exclusively Mexican section of environmental film, will consist of 7 feature films and 14 short films with the presence of many of its directors. Environmental rooms, an educational project aimed at linking Morelos schools with environmental filmmakers and experts in the field, has confirmed 15,000 students from every educational level, from kindergarten to university.
This year we will also present four conferences that will address the issue of energy with academics, organizations with global influence, entrepreneurs of small and medium enterprises and civil society in general, likewise, in the section Work in progress we will get to know about three film projects in development, we will also have open air cinema, we will make a bicycle ride, Film in your plate section with Germany as guest country and many, many more surprises. In addition, the festival goes to the National Cineteca from May 12th to 21st…
We undoubtedly live a time when the world is transforming its way of consuming and generating energy. Mexico is a country that needs a transition towards renewable energy sources and much of that work has to do with the political will of the governments and those who mark the course of public and energy policies, but also with the joint work that as a society we can carry out in the matter; that is why the work we do with the Secretary of Energy in this edition is strategic.
It is important to understand climate change and its consequences, change our daily habits and actions, promote actions on environmental issues that will benefit everyone in the country and in the world. Our responsibility is with the community, the community we form with other people, but also with the animals, the plants and all the beings with whom we share the planet.
Because we can do something, Cinema Planeta 2017!