{FILM TRIBUTE} Earthmates: 9, 10 & 17/5/2018


This month we will share stories about the past, the present and the future of Planet Earth, using a common language that we can all understand: moving images! “Earthmates” details our attempt at coexisting with nature and all its creatures, told through the eyes of five filmmakers whose mission in life is to raise consciousness about burning environmental issues and prolong the life of the pale blue dote we like to call home. 

Download the daily schedule in Greek – Hi res photos here Poster here

Free Entrance, Greek Subtitles, Handicapped-accessible

9/5 > 21:00 

 A River Below (2017, Greek premiere)  

Director: Mark Grieco / Country: USA, Colombia / Language: English, French, Portuguese / Duration: 86’

“A River Below” captures the Amazon in all its complexity as it examines the actions of environmental activists using the media in an age where truth is a relative term. The film follows a reality TV star and a renowned marine biologist as they each attempt to save the Amazon pink river dolphin from being hunted to extinction.

  Watch the trailer HERE 

10/5 > 20:00 

 Thank You for the Rain  (2017) 

Director: Julia Dahr / Country: Norway, UK /Language: English / Duration: 87’

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 transform from a father, to community leader to an activist on the global stage.

 Watch the trailer HERE 

           > 22:00

 The Islands and the Whales (2016) 

Director: Mike Day / Country: Denmark, UK / Language: Faroese, English, Danish / Duration: 81’

In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. The land yields little, so they have always relied on harvesting their seas. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition.

 Watch the trailer HERE 

17/5 > 20:00 

 Tomorrow (2015, Greek premiere) 

Directors: Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent / Country: France / Language: English, French, Finish / Duration: 118’

Sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times. We need a new direction, objective… A new dream! The documentary 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. “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.

 Watch the trailer HERE 

           > 22:00

 Trophy (2017, Greek premiere) 

Directors: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz / Country: UK, Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, USA/ Language: English /Duration: 108′

“Trophy” takes viewers across lush African forests and vast plains and into the world’s largest hunters’ convention in Las Vegas to meet breeders and hunters who passionately believe in animal conservation. A common mantra of these businesses – “if it pays, it stays” – sums up the controversial notion that if you assign monetary value to an animal, it is worth protecting.

 Watch the trailer HERE                                             

“Earthmates” is implemented by:

The tribute “Earthmates” is implemented through the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” and is co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek state. Its co-funded projects deal mostly with the improvement of education and employment in Greece. Its main targets relate to the development and promotion of human resources skills, activities against unemployment, strengthen social cohesion and social inclusion of vulnerable social groups, improvement of the quality of education & lifelong learning, awareness on environmental education, linking education with the labor market.

The film tribute has free admission and it’s accessible to disabled people.

The tribute “Earthmates” is implemented as part both of the EU-wide communications campaign called “Europe in My Region”, run as a way to encourage citizens to discover and learn more about EU-funded projects near them.

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