GECO SHORTS SESSION 3
Documentary | 1h 15m
GECO21 Official Selection | 4x Australian Premiere
Screening from 23-31 July
This is a collection of short environmental documentaries.
VOICE OF THE GLACIERS
Director: Sindre Kolbjørnsgard | 19m 48s | Documentary | Australian Premiere | 2020
Country: Norway | Language: English
In the summer of 2019, four young adventurers, embark on a dangerous scientific expedition into the Arctic, with the intent of documenting the true story of the effects of the changing climate. Through Eric’s scientific degree in glaciology, and Kris' crucial knowledge of navigating the local terrain, working as an Arctic guide, the team approach the endeavour with open minds, seeking evidence, to determine fact from hysteria, about the rate of glacial melting.
IN THE SHADOW OF THE TUGTUPITE
Director: Inuk Jørgensen | 6m 49s | Documentary | Victoria Premiere | 2020
Country: Greenland | Language: Kalaallisut
A cinematic portrait of despair and anxiety towards an unknown future for the Inuit of the world's largest island. The film questions the rationale behind past and future mining prospects in Greenland and how they are linked to the search for identity of the fledgling nation in a post-colonial world.
COFFEE FOR LIFE
Directors: Lennart Neumann, Wilhelm Schulzl | 19m 45s | Australia Premiere | Documentary | 2021
Country: Guatemala | Language: Spanish
The film provides insights into the cultivation of fair trade coffee that are more personal and intimate than most know. We had the chance to be very close to the Guatemalan smallholder farmers and their families, accompanying them as they work and live in a remote world.
BEFORE I DIE
Director: Nakul Dev | 24m 30s | Australian Premiere | Documentary | 2020
Country: India | Language: Hindi
“Before I die” is a Journey from the conception of this Movement, to its implementation, to its expansion despite ruthless challenges. It shows a permanent Solution to a crucial Problem affecting our Planet and survival and well-being of its inhabitants. This Film also reveals the disastrous consequences of the Flora and Fauna going extinct and shows many species returning to Life post this Movement. The Movement “Remove Litter, Plant Flowers” aims to replace Garbage with Flowers.
Director: Dr. Shireen Rahimi | 4m 35s | Documentary | Australian Premiere | 2021
Country: USA | Language: English
An artist collaborates with a marine ecologist and her local community to create a massive coral reef using 7 tons of recycled clay.