Friday, 21.09.12 // 9 pm
On this evening, the film PLANET OCEAN, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, will be introduced and presented by Caroline Humbert from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Foundation: GoodPlanet.
Planet Ocean is a plea for humanity to respect the world we live in. Thanks to its astonishing aerial photography by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and its award winning underwater cameramen, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet.
Co-Written with Michael Pitiot, in collaboration with a unique pool of researchers, oceanographers and biologists from several countries, the film narrates the links between man and ocean, the future of humankind on Earth, the issue of the governance of the high seas and challenges we will have to face tomorrow.
Michael Pitiot is a traveler writer, navigator and documentary films director. In 2010, he produced a documentary series with four episodes for France Télévisions about Tara Oceans, a two years and a half scientist expedition to study marine plankton all over the world oceans.
Directors: Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot
Producers: Hope Production and Tara Foundation
GoodPlanet Foundation - OCEAN
Saturday, 22.09.12 // 9 pm
Cities On Speed - Shanghai Space
Shanghai is an explosion of transformation. Every other day a new building is completed, and every year the city's population grows by half a million people. Authorities are desperately seeking out more space, while the city's inhabitants must adapt to constantly changing surroundings. In an office on the 20th floor, government advisor Professor Shu prepares the next generation of young urban planners for Shanghai's future. In order to find the space needed for Shanghai's millions of inhabitants, planners are now looking underground. // Director: Nanna Frank Møller
Cities On Speed - Cairo Garbage
Once upon a time there was a city that was neat and tidy, and which was home to only 12 million people. Today, however, Cairo has a population estimated at 20 million. Garbage is piling up in the streets and the piles are growing. Everyone in Cairo has his or her views on garbage but nobody knows what to do about it. Italian garbage disposal operators are brought in to tackle the city's waste problems and to teach the city dwellers rational garbage habits. »Cairo Garbage« is a portrait of the city community seen through its garbage. // Director: Mikala Krogh
Sunday, 23.09.12 // 9 pm
On this evening, the project 7 billion Others, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, will be introduced and presented by Caroline Humbert from the GoodPlanet Foundation.
7 billion Others
For more than 15 years, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has been constructing a portrait of the Earth through his aerial photographs. These years of travel have endowed him with a global vision of the world and of its borders. However, he quickly felt something was missing from his universal testimony: Man’s voice.
Therefore, it became important to let the men and women of our planet express themselves, to collect their life-experience and philosophy, their vision of the world, and to share them. This is what gave birth to the 6 billion Others project in 2003, with this simple idea: to raise a portrait of humanity through common questions.
BNP Paribas has supported the project since its inception, motivated by a spirit of openness, curiosity and cultural exchange. To this day, the project’s teams have filmed more than 6,000 interviews in 84 countries. As many individuals that confided their dreams, their hopes, their life-path, their love stories, their fears, their angers…
At the end of 2011, a new line was crossed: we are now 7 billion human beings on Earth. Today, Man faces a great challenge: to succeed in living together without further increasing inequalities in development. In a modest fashion, 6 billion Others, now 7 billion Others, tries to work towards achieving this goal by sharing these experiences and helping us realize that the Other is often a piece of us as well.
7 billion Others - your summer book!
For this summer, the GoodPlanet Foundation suggests an unusual travel into the heart of Humanity. Meet thousands of men and women all around the World, discover their face and listen to their story through 7 billion Others, book which echoes the eponymous video project. Love stories, dreams, hopes, fears, angers, they confide with authenticity on universal and touching topics. This series of portraits invites us to understand diversity and learn from the experience of the Other.
Monday, 24.09.12 // 9 pm
Earthships | New Solutions
An inspiring and personal story about a group of people building sustainable housing in the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, it also serves as an introductory guide to building alternative sustainable housing, as well as describing with the use of animation, how these buildings offer solutions to today's most important issues like: energy, water, food, shelter, sewage and recycling.
Directed by Diego Vazquez Lozano
10.30 pm - 0.00 pm
Future by Design is a documentary film by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker William Gazecki, sharing the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, a modern day Da Vinci. Peer to Einstein and Buckminster Fuller, Jacque is a self-taught futurist who describes himself most often as a multi-disciplinarian or “generalist” -- a student of many inter-related fields. He is a prolific inventor, having spent his entire life (he is now 96 years old) conceiving of and devising inventions on various scales which entail the use of innovative technology.
The film explores Fresco’s world of the future, where scientific method, not politics, rules world operations, and all human activities and efforts are directed towards achieving dynamic equilibrium between man and nature.
Future by Design is a visually and intellectually engaging exploration of one man’s vision of a future where war is outdated, there is no shortage of any necessary resource, and our focus as a species is sustainability. But far from presenting a vision of Utopia, this documentary demonstrates a “possible future” -- with real and viable alternatives to our current paradigm of militarism and commercialism.
Jacque Fresco is an outspoken and immediately likable character who’s radical and sometimes irreverent ideas are sure to draw both praise and controversy.
Tuesday, 25.09.12 // 9 pm
Cities On Speed - Mumbai Disconnected
Like a city on steroids, Mumbai is rapidly becoming one of the world's biggest megacities. But it's all happening on a narrow peninsula with an infrastructure on the verge of complete collapse. Every day, 10-12 people die from falling off the overcrowded public trains. On the roads, cars come to a stand-still in serial traffic jams. To make matters worse, the Nano, India's new popular and affordable mini car, has just been launched. Through three interwoven human stories, we meet the people at the frontline of Mumbai's infrastructural battle. One thing is certain: urban planning is not easy in the world's largest democracy! // Director: Camilla Nielsson, Frederik Jacobi
Cities On Speed - Bogotá Change
A vaccine against crime. Weapons melted down for baby cutlery. »Bogotá Change« is the story of two charismatic mayors, Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa who, with unorthodox methods, in less than 10 years turned one of the world's most dangerous, violent and corrupt capitals into a peaceful model city populated by caring citizens. With Mockus and Peñalosa and key members of their staff as first hand witnesses, the film uncovers the ideas, philosophies and strategies that underlie the changes in Bogotá and which are now being exported to cities worldwide. // Director: Andreas Møl Dalsgaard
Wednesday, 26.09.12 // 9 pm
Directed by photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand and narrated by Glenn Close, HOME takes you on a visually stunning, spectacular voyage around the world.
It is a unique film that approaches the current debate about climate change from a whole new angle, giving viewers the opportunity to see for themselves how our earth is changing. Going well beyond the scientific reports, charts and graphs, this film is an inspiration that speaks to our hearts and touches our souls. Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, all seen from the air, the film captures the Earth’s most amazing landscapes, showcasing its incomparable beauty and acknowledging its vulnerability.
HOME is a compelling emotional reminder of what is at stake: the Earth, in all its beauty, and the people who live on it. HOME is the first major film about climate change that has been made using only aerial photography. The film marks artist and activist, Yann Arthus-Betrand’s feature film directorial debut.
HOME is a non-for-profit film project, produced by the French film director and producer Luc Besson (Europacorp), Denis Carot (Elzevir Films) and supported by the PPR group.
The man behind the film is the French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Founder and President of the GoodPlanet Foundation and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program (www.yannarthusbertrand.org). HOME is his crowning achievement, capping a lifetime of environmental efforts. Three years in the making, the film draws on his experience as an aerial photographer and captures the glory of the Earth as it has never before been seen.
Thursday, 27.09.12 // 9 pm
On this evening, Paradise or Oblivion is introduced and presented by The Venus Projekt. We screen this generally free online documentary in a bigger scale for a broader crowd. The movie will be followed by a presentation of the resource based economy RBE and a dicussion round with The Venus Projekt.
Watch the trailer:
This documentary details the root causes of the systemic value disorders and detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system. This video presentation advocates a new socio-economic system, which is updated to present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work of Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco, which he calls a Resource-Based Economy.
The film details the need to outgrow the dated and inefficient methods of politics, law, business, or any other "establishment" notions of human affairs, and use the methods of science, combined with high technology, to provide for the needs of all the world's people. It is not based on the opinions of the political and financial elite or on illusionary so-called democracies, but on maintaining a dynamic equilibrium with the planet that could ultimately provide abundance for all people.
Paradise or Oblivion, by The Venus Project, introduces the viewer to a more appropriate value system that would be required to enable this caring and holistic approach to benefit human civilization. This alternative surpasses the need for a monetary-based, controlled, and scarcity-oriented environment, which we find ourselves in today.
The movie is created by The Venus Project, original music by Carly Paradis (www.carlyparadis.com) from her album "They Have Been Watching".