LONDON’S ONLY official Eco Film Festival is taking place at Rich Mix, Shoreditch, on November 2 and 3.
The free two-day event will feature films, debates workshops, food and dance and much more. There will also be incredible guests, Oscar-winning conservationists, Extinction Rebellion, Survival International, The Africa Centre, Greenpeace, Plastic Bank, Refill, First Mile and many more all under one roof.
The festival will be presented primarily across three performance spaces and a three-screen cinema at one of the London’s most diverse and dynamic arts centres.
Below are details of some of the sessions taking place over the weekend:
- How to engage a new generation of African and African Diasporan creatives and general alignment of existing Western narratives with perceptions from the Global South with Africa Centre’s Joel Bravette.
- Angela Slocumbe from Glorious Carnival Arts and her programme giving opportunity for young people through Notting Hill Carnival.
- Esther Kamara on digital storytelling.
- Kain Shaka, filmmaker, introducing “Intelligent Conversations”, giving voice to people to express their concerns to society, including knife crime.
Each of these contributions will form a platform for next year’s festival focussed on the Visions and Sounds of Africa.
Other items on the programme include:
- A Survival International and Greenpeace debate on the rights of indigenous peoples.
- Family-friendly storytelling with a focus on nature.
- Presentations on local and global volunteering opportunities, included fully-funded ones and research guiding trips and whale watching boats in Tenerife.
While tickets are free, there is an option to buy a ticket with a donation. All donations are going to the Fair Earth Foundation’s Plant a Tree, Fund a Dream initiative. This initiative encourages young people in developing countries to plant and tend to trees, benefiting their environment.
By donating their time to replant their shrinking rainforests and maintain it, Fair Earth Foundation will pay for their education.
This is a groundbreaking programme which is encouraging the next generation to look after their environment, whilst enabling many poor areas to have higher levels of education. £10 = 10 trees planted = 1 child’s education (1 term) and £1000 = 1000 trees planted = 100 children’s education (1 term).
You can help make their dreams of education a reality – come and visit our dedicated stand to find out more.
To book your ticket, click here.