A crude awakening. The oil crash
by Basil Gepke, Ray McCormack 85', Switzerland, 2006
What is the connection between the US military intervention in Iraq, Teheran’s growing atomic ambitions, Moscow’s nationalization of natural gas reserves and Hugo Chavez’s populist politics in Venezuela? Intensively exploited for over a century, the fields will eventually dry up; with no international solution on the horizon, the risk of global economic crisis is imminent. Grounded on expert opinion, A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash offers an intelligent examination of one of today’s most urgent problems, delineating the potential risks of a renewed oil crisis and the possible means to avert it.
by Linus Torell, Michael Stenberg,
84', Sweden/Norway/Denmark, 2006
Is it possible to give an ironic spin to climate change and its impact on the environment and the need to find a solution soon? With The Planet, Torell, Stenberg and Söderberg provide a clear, fresh answer based on original material realizing the most extensive documentary project ever produced in Scandinavia. The film crews worked for more than 2 years and visited over 25 countries around the world. The Planet is about much more than climate change. It’s about the Earth as a whole - it’s about the overall global changes we are experiencing right now.
Garbage! The revolution starts at home
by Andrew Nisker 76', Canada, 2007
Autumn 2005. The McDonald family of Toronto have a new live-in house guest--their garbage, which they keep in their garage for 3 months. 83 bags full of garbage, 145 kg of organic material, and a humming smell. The deus ex machina behind this unusual choice is film director Andrew Nisker who shows through the experience of a normal family the reality of domestic garbage production and disposal. The main characters of this intelligent documentary, which also has its comic moments, visit the places where the garbage they unassumingly took out for years winds up, realizing the dramatic impact their household chore has.
by Sanjeev Chatterjee, Ali Habashi 68',
Filmed in 15 countries over a period of 5 years production, the film reveals the magical element in the connection between man and water, a source of life and spiritual purification practiced by various religions, sometimes the vehicle of contagion and death, too often in the hands of the privileged few. From India to Hungary, from the U.S. to Kenya, the film tells many different stories with water as the main figure, but also raises a disturbing question: what are we doing now so that future generations will have enough water? With numerous expert testimonies (Dalai Lama, Vandana Shiva, Robert F. Kennedy) and soundtrack music performed by the Russian National Orchestra.
*all the movies are in original sound with Italian subtitles