The people of Berlin had been asking, “where has it gone?”, “why is it not there anymore?”, “what are we going to do without it?” No, they were not asking about the sun or patches of blue sky…

They were asking about the Green Movie Night

Well, it’s back! And the public was there to welcome it. More than 150 people came round to watch this month’s selection of climate action movies. From the mountains of Tajikistan to the most silent forests of the US, we travelled together far and wide for an evening.

These short-form films demonstrated the deep attachment of humans to their planet. We understand better than we think that our roots bind us to the soil. The planet can be cruel, deadly, beautiful, nourishing, all at the same time. It is the only one we have, and it provides everything we got. This is the message we need to spread to all corners of our social worlds. We count on you to be one of the good guys and gals.

On another note, all of the popcorn was eaten as the discussions dragged into the late hours of the night. Thanks to all that could make it, and for everyone else, keep an eye out for our next events on our social media. You can also already register directly for our E-Waste talk and collection on April 16th! This is a free event again and all benefits will go to binee’s funding campaign to collect, organise and finally start recycling our e-waste.

Here are the references of the movies that were shown, by order of appearance. Thanks to all the directors and teams behind them that allowed us to showcase their wonderful work to a beautiful audience.

56 (Marco Huertas, Spain)

A poignant documentary about three children from Soavinarivo (a small, isolated village in the Madagascar inland) and their struggle to get 56 kg of rice: the price they’re obliged to pay for going to school.

 

Ticho (Adriana Ronquillo, Mexico)

Ticho is a story of a young man who descends to the depths of the Earth. As we accompany Ticho on his journey, we will find the madness that grows underneath the piling wreckage of progress. The film was animated during 3 years by a team of Mexican artists led by Adriana Ronquillo, and 20 musicians who composed the original music score of this artistic animation.

 

Being Here (Matthew Mikkelson & Palmer Morse, Spruce Tone Films, California)

For most of his life, Gordon Hempton has been in pursuit of nature’s myriad and multi-faceted soundscapes as an Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist. During that time, he has become a master of a skill that is inarguably a dying art: listening.

 

The Botanist (Maude Plante-Husaruk & Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis, Canada)

A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raïmberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.