Africa No Filter launches film fund for storytellers challenging perceptions of Africa

Africa No Filter has launched a film fund that will provide grants to storytellers using film to change how the rest of the world sees and engages with Africa. The Last Mile Film Fund is looking to fund those productions that stay away from common stereotypes of Africa in movies including crime, corruption, underdeveloped cities and portraying Africans as undereducated and underexposed. Films must also … Continue reading Africa No Filter launches film fund for storytellers challenging perceptions of Africa

Young Moroccan filmmaker, Doha Moustaquim changing the face of the film industry for females

Film director Doha Moustaquim, at 23-years-old, is leading a new wave of female filmmakers from Morocco who are changing the gender dynamics of the film industry. The Casablanca-based director made her first film, Bye-bye la France, in 2020. The comedy film tells the story of Moulay Al Mahdi, a rich and narcissistic young man, who has lessons to learn as he finds himself on the … Continue reading Young Moroccan filmmaker, Doha Moustaquim changing the face of the film industry for females

The Critics Company: Teens in Nigeria making sci-fi movies on their phones “changing the narrative”

Teenagers in northern Nigeria are aiming to “change the narrative” by making sci-fi films with their smartphones. The Kaduna-based teens, known as The Critics Company, learned how to create science fictions special effects and film on YouTube. The Kaduna-based film-makers made their first film, ‘Redemption’, in 2016, after saving up for a month to buy the green fabric needed to create their own greenscreens.. The … Continue reading The Critics Company: Teens in Nigeria making sci-fi movies on their phones “changing the narrative”

UK Green Film Festival showcases five feature documentaries from around the world

UK Green Film Festival has returned to cinemas this month with a programme of five feature documentaries from around the world. The five feature documentaries include Wood, which goes deep undercover into the billion-dollar timber mafia is Wood; Now meets a new wave of climate rebels fighting for the future; Nuclear Forever investigates mankind’s dream of atomic energy; a quest for truth amid poisonous landscapes … Continue reading UK Green Film Festival showcases five feature documentaries from around the world

We the Power: New short from Patagonia Films looks at the community-owned future of energy

We the Power, a new film by Patagonia Films, explores the citizen-led community-renewable energy movement in Europe and the visionaries lighting the way. We the Power follows friends, families and visionaries as they break down legislative barriers and take power back from big energy companies to put in the hands of locals. The film, which will be released on 15 April, aims to show that the … Continue reading We the Power: New short from Patagonia Films looks at the community-owned future of energy

Kiss the Ground: Documentary explores how soil regeneration is a valuable and viable solution to the climate crisis

A new documentary – Kiss the Ground – aims to show how soil regeneration is an effective and viable solution to the planet’s climate crisis, and to inspire action to reverse climate change. The documentary, narrated by Woody Harrelson, reveals that by regenerating the world’s soils we can rapidly stabilise the Earth’s climate, restore local ecosystems and create abundant food supplies.  Kiss the Ground, which … Continue reading Kiss the Ground: Documentary explores how soil regeneration is a valuable and viable solution to the climate crisis

The Condor & The Eagle: Movie documents climate crisis through the eyes of Indigenous land defenders

The climate crisis is viewed through the eyes of Indigenous land defenders in the new documentary The Condor and the Eagle. The Condor and the Eagle profiles four Indigenous leaders on a journey from the Boreal forest to the heart of the Amazon while leading a resistance against environmental devastation and fossil fuel dependency and finding a way towards a sustainable future. From the tar … Continue reading The Condor & The Eagle: Movie documents climate crisis through the eyes of Indigenous land defenders

EarthxDance opens environmental film festival with live-streamed DJ set from Turning Tables star Classic Roots

Classic Roots, a Toronto-based music producer and performer, will be kicking off the environmental film festival EarthxFilm today with EarthxDance, a live-streamed DJ set highlighting the intersection of urban and indigenous cultures. The virtual performance, which starts at 6pm EST, will begin with a screening of the documentary short, Turning Tables, about Classic Roots’ music and influence. The Thunder Bay native is an award-winning producer and … Continue reading EarthxDance opens environmental film festival with live-streamed DJ set from Turning Tables star Classic Roots

Landfill Harmonic: A story of how landfill trash gives rise to a youth orchestra in Paraguay playing musical instruments made from scrap materials

Making useful items out of trash is not a new thing as people in countries all over the world have been applying their resourcefulness in this way for centuries. In Paraguay, a youth orchestra was formed following the creation of musical instruments made from trash. The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura was founded by music teacher and environmental engineer by Favio Chavez in Asunción in 2006. … Continue reading Landfill Harmonic: A story of how landfill trash gives rise to a youth orchestra in Paraguay playing musical instruments made from scrap materials