FCM and FICMEC organize two days of environmental projections

The Cesar Manrique Foundation (FCM) and the Canary Islands International Environmental Film Festival (FICMEC) organize two days of screenings related to the environment and nature, as well as the relationship between humans and the region in which they live and in which they develop their own development strategies. . All performances are free and will take place on Tuesday 25 October and Wednesday 26 October at Sala José Saramago, located in La Plazuela, Arrecife.

In total, four feature films and a selection of seven short films will be shown, some of which have already been shown on the islands of Tenerife, La Palma and Fuerteventura for which the festival has also been scheduled. As in previous versions, drop sessions will be organized into morning and evening sessions. The first will be reserved exclusively for high school and high school students belonging to agreed positions through the FCM Pedagogical Department. While, in the afternoon, forecasts will be open to the general public.

FICMEC, directed by Tenerife documentary filmmaker and filmmaker David Bout, is presented as a space for reflection on the acceleration of events and processes related to nature’s degradation. This approach is revealed through audiovisual language and takes place from a place like the Canary Islands, a fragile and threatened region, with valuable landscapes and natural resources, making it a suitable and unique space when considering coherent environmental actions. , wide and deep. .

FICMEC takes over as the Canary Festival of Environmental and Nature Films, which has been taking place since the early 1980s in Puerto de la Cruz and which has been pioneering in Spain in terms of its theme: the country’s first film competition focused on environmental issues. Now, FICMEC, in a more complex and problematic contemporary perspective, solidifies this reflexive field in the face of what has become one of the greatest disturbing and challenging issues of our time. Since 2014, FCM and FICMEC have jointly developed this activity in Lanzarote.

FICMEC 2022 schedule in Lanzarote

Tuesday 25 October:

Environmental Education (2 morning sessions)

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (for high school and baccalaureate students)

Dear future children by Franz Böhm, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom (52′)

Three young women activists in Hong Kong, Chile and Uganda deal with the personal consequences of their activism.

6:00 pm Screening of several short films (52 minutes total):

small rock Damian Nagel Fernando Burton / 16d / 2021 / Argentina.

Matteo (5), Nadia (9), Matti (4) and Isabella (5) are residents of a settlement located in the middle of an open-air landfill. These young heroes fit into the space they live in from a playful point of view, reflecting what it means to grow up in La Favela.

Blackberry Blackberry By Jurga Šeduikytė / 10′ / 2021 / Lithuania.

Broken piano keys help the boy navigate a mysterious emotional world.

Annoy the bear From Jack Wiseman and Gabriella Osio-Vanden / 14′ / 2021 / Canada.

Churchill, Manitoba is famous as an international destination for polar bear photography. We’ve seen the majestic photos and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see from us? Through a shift in perspective, Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course for tour photographers and wildlife officials that bears must navigate during their annual migration.

red gold bead Carme Gumilla / 12′ / 2021 / Spain.

red gold It is a short animated documentary. Part of condemning the Moroccan women picking strawberries in Huelva to build a polyphonic story that appeals to the structural dimension: immigration politics, the struggle against extraction, ethno-capitalism…which helps us reflect on the complexity and representation of conflict.

7:30 PM beyond white Yevgeny Kalachikhin / 90 ‘ / 2021 / German.

Isolated from civilization, villagers in northern Russia who live on the shores of the White Sea struggle to survive while being ruled by monstrous forces of nature.

Wednesday 26 October:

Environmental Education (2 morning sessions) 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (for primary students)

Natura 2000. 20th Anniversary of Pedro Filipe Acosta / 8′ / 2021 / Spain.

Film director Pedro Filipe Acosta created this audiovisual piece to mark the 20th anniversary of the Natura 2000 network, whose mission is to conserve biodiversity in the European Union.

in green Vincent Eckert / 5′ / 2020 / Germany.

Fred wakes up in the middle of nature in his pajamas in the morning. But the facade of his environment slowly began to crumble

Ulysses

Joan Boufer Raurel / 20′ / 2020 / Spain

The epic of the world’s largest captive orca.

6:00 pm province Alex Pritz / 83′ / 2022 / Brazil, Denmark, United States.

The territory offers an immersive, on-the-ground look at the tireless struggle of the indigenous Oro-O-Wau against deforestation by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. With stunning photography showcasing the region’s landscapes and rich textured sound design, the film takes audiences deep into the Uru-eu-wau-wau community and provides unprecedented access to farmers and settlers who are illegally burning and clearing protected indigenous lands.

8:00 pm any Simon Coulibaly Gillard / 90d / 2021 / Belgium

Aya lives with her mother on Lahu Island. Cheerful and carefree, she loves to pick coconuts and sleep on the sand. However, his paradise is doomed to disappear under water. As waves threaten her home, Aya has to make an important decision as she has no intention of leaving her island.

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