November 5 and 6, 2017 - 18.00 - Roxy Cinema, Hammana. Hammana Artist House is pleased to present a selection of environmental documentary films shedding light on the role of each one of us in responding to environmental and climate change issues.
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PROGRAMME Sunday 5 november 2017 - 18.00 - Roxy Cinema, Hammana In partnership with Heinrich Böll Stiftung - Middle East
THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN by Julia Dahr & Kisilu Musya (United Kingdom, Norway, Kenya) - 2017 Language: English and Swahili w/ English subtitles Duration: 87 minutes
Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him turn from a father into a community leader and activist on the global stage. "It is the greatest injustice of our time and age that those who did nothing to cause climate change are first and hardest hit, whilst we who have done most to cause the greenhouse effect are hit last and least. In “Thank You For The Rain” we see the frontlines in the battle against climate change. “Thank You For The Rain” should be a wakeup call for all." Jan Egeland (Co-chair of the UN High Level Panel for Global Climate Services, 2009-10).
START WITH YOURSELF by Haneen Kolab (Palestine) - 2016 Duration: 5 minutes Language: Arabic w/ English subtitles
Encouraging individual change in order to trigger a societal transition, “Start with Yourself” is a short environmental film made by Arab Youth Climate Movement AYCM - Palestine within the "Promoting Environmental Awareness through Environmental Media" project, funded by Heinrich Böll Stiftung Palestine & Jordan.
Monday 6 November 2017 - 18.00 - Roxy Cinema, Hammana In partnership with Institut Francais du Liban & Salon du livre Francophone 2017
TOMORROW by Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent (France) Followed by an encounter with the author & director Cyril Dion Duration: 118 minutes Language: French, English, Finnish with French subtitles
We sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times. We know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet. We need a new direction, objective... A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road… Tomorrow is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.