GECO SHORTS SESSION 2

 

 

Documentary | 1h 4m 
GECO21 Official Selection | 1x World Premiere 4x Australian Premiere

Screening from 23-31 July

This is a collection of short environmental documentaries.

STOLEN APES - BUANOI

 

Director: Colin Sytsma | 11m 12s  | Australian Premiere | Documentary | 2020 

Country: Thailand | Language: English

The only gorilla in Thailand was trafficked and has been enclosed in a concrete cage on top of a shopping mall for the last 33 years. Recently the singer Cher has come on board our team working to free Buanoi and shut down Pata Zoo. She tweeted our film twice on her platform of over three million twitter followers in December of 2020.

THE BEAST OF OUR TIME

 

Director: Maaike Middleton | 28m | Australia Premiere | Documentary |  2021 

Country: USA | Language: English

The Beast of Our Time is a fifty-years-in-the-making, unflinching inquiry into the relationship between climate change and grizzly bears, narrated by one of America’s most passionate storytellers, Jeff Bridges. Top scientists, advocates, authors, filmmakers, and poets band together to investigate, and find the fates of both grizzly bears and humans to be more interlinked than we ever suspected. Climate change has mingled our destinies.

MOURNING COUNTRY

 

Director: Andrew Kaineder | 7m | Documentary |  2020 

Country: Australia | Language: English

After the loss of his home and Aboriginal culture centre, Budawang elder Noel Butler mourns not for the structures that once stood, but for the flora and fuana we share this land with.

IT’S OUR FUTURE

 

Director: Lukas Huffman | 8m 54s | Australian Premiere | Documentary |  2020 

Country: USA |  Language: English 

New York middle schoolers Yassy, Zhao, and Beatrice are among the students who take part in a unique and vital school program teaching environmental and climate literacy called RiSC: the Resilient Schools Consortium. While climate education is supported by a majority of parents, teachers, and students in the U.S., most teachers aren’t talking about it. But, in Brooklyn, climate change is on the curriculum and IT'S OUR FUTURE tells the story of RiSC, these kids, and their forward-thinking New York educators.

SPRING OF HOPE 

 

Director: Manick Ganesan | 6m 17s | Australian Premiere | Documentary | 2020

Country: India |  Language: Tamil

Sevvoor village is located in Ramanathapuram district, the most driest part of Southern India. Ramanathapuram, known to be one of the wealthiest districts during the king's rule is now facing a severe drinking water crisis. Kallis, one of the inhabitant of the village explains the plight of the people in Sevvoor village and how they source their everyday drinking and household water.

THE FLIGHT

 

Director: Gabrielle Tougeron |  2m 5s | Animation | World Premiere |  2021 

Country: Canada |  Language: No Dialogue

In a fantasy world, where nature is barely holding on, a little girl enjoys the flight on a swing carried by a magnificent creature. With her head in the clouds, she doesn't realise what is going on behind this beautiful scene.

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