In 2018 we hosted 11 editions of TransitionCinema, with each screening followed by a Q&A with experts from diverse fields, such as politics, environmental law, economics, and technology.
Filmmaker James Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. Reaching well beyond a great story of technology and innovation, “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.
There is enough wealth for all of us. What if we decided that every human being has a right to income security? How could a basic income change our lives? Could this relieve our society from the stress and anger that comes with the rising inequality?
This documentary follows filmmaker Michal Siewierski as he explores the impact that food choice has on people’s health, the health of our planet and on the lives of other species. It looks at many misconceptions about food and diet, offering a new view on these issues. Featuring interviews with 28 world-renowned experts, this film will certainly change the way you look at the food on your plate.
“A Thirsty World”, filmed in some 20 countries, reveals the mysterious and fascinating world of fresh water through spectacular aerial images shot in regions that are difficult to reach and rarely filmed. It shows the everyday reality of all those people who are deprived of water and may even die for lack of it, the people engaged in the daily struggle to find water, purify it or bring it to those who need it.
Merijn Tinga, better known as The Plastic Soup Surfer, has a mission. He wants to stop the increasing plastic pollution of the marine environment. In an attempt to create awareness he paddles down the entire Rhine on a board made from plastic bottles.
Florian Opitz tries to track down the reasons for our lack of time and the constant acceleration of our lives. He reveals a disturbing picture of a civilisation that goes blindly for unlimited and eternal growth – no matter what the consequences. But Opitz also tries to find the good life. In the niches of the global capitalism he discovers alternatives to the rat race.
The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. These experts make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change – waves of refugees, failed states, terrorism – will continue to grow, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.
This tribute to the human imagination takes the form of an indictment of hierarchical education systems aimed at competition and quantifiable results. This documentary essay quotes education expert Sir Ken Robinson at the start: “I believe that we systematically destroy this capacity [for imagination] in our children and in ourselves.”
That the climate is changing drastically and species are dying out is an ominous reality, but nature conservation has become a flourishing business sector where huge sums of money change hands and endangered organisms are transformed into financial products. This investigative documentary delves into the wondrous world of green banking.
Bitcoin’s early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development Bitcoin grabbed the attention of the public, and the ire of the regulators. An ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism and this film shows the players who are defining how this technology will shape our lives.
Two childhood friends travel the world to meet some of the greatest thinkers of our time. This incredible voyage, full of moments of doubt and moments of joy, will lead them to question the very beliefs that have shaped Western civilization. This film captures the change in human consciousness currently happening all over the planet, and the desire to live in harmony with oneself and the world.
Every year about 250.000 tons of sorted out computers, smartphones, and other devices from a far away electrified and digitalized world end up in Sodom. Everybody here is in some way or another living off the blessings of the computer age, many die of them. Check out the trailer & details.
Merijn Tinga, better known as The Plastic Soup Surfer, has a mission. He wants to stop the increasing plastic pollution of the marine environment. In an attempt to create awareness and fight pollution of rivers and oceans using his surfboard as a weapon: he paddles down the entire Rhine on a board made from plastic bottles. His campaigns combine raising awareness with creativity, innovation and constructive calls to action.
Sweden is typically portrayed as a perfectly organized society in which everyone has equal chances for an independent existence. One upshot is that people don’t need to ask anyone else for help, bringing human contact to a minimum. The film raises the question of why a life lived in such security could be unsatisfying. Check out the trailer & details.