TransitieCinema invites you for the screening of 3 different short documentaries, that share one special thing in common: their authors/editors are from The Hague, and they will be in the Q&A panel to answer all your questions!
A movie that shows the worldwide ecocamps movement and how climate change connects a place as far away as Bolivia back to our world here in The Hague.
“Up a Tree”:
In the German Hambach forest the environment and brown coal are at war. The outcome will determine the regions future.
Directors Hannah Cammeraat and Bodil Tummers give a unique insight in this conflict and interview both the environmental activists that have occupied the forest, and the miner that earns his living in the brown coal mines.
Conscious of being surrounded by the polluted ocean and of the absence of a functioning waste management system, the inhabitants of the small Moluccan island of Saparua had no choice but to mobilize their own forces and find local solutions to the global environmental problem that affects their daily lives.
Waste Time shows how a diverse group of people from the teacher, the domina, the shop owner to school children take action together and find creative solutions to reduce, reuse and process waste. They are supported in this by Moluccan lessons of the common law, the adat. After all, “if we don’t do it, who will?” is what the traditional guardian of nature, kewang Uncle Eli, sings to us: ‘Sio sapa lae kalo bukang katong dua’.