Cinema Planeta International Film and Environment Festival celebrates this year its 10th edition from April 24 to 29, 2018. Responsible consumption is in the spotlight.
Each cycle is an opportunity to reflect. In the past ten years, Cinema Planeta AC has built a cultural and educational movement based on film, art, and science that provides the public the tools to be better informed and make conscious and reasoned decisions.
The focus on the environment, education, and work in the field of communications led Cinema Planeta being awarded Nezahualcoyotl Prize for Nature Conservation by the Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) in 2010, and Prize of Ecology and Environment on the part of the Miguel Alemán A.C. Foundation, in 2017.
Last year, Cinema Planeta produced its first documentary Nahui Ollin, Sol de Movimiento premiered at the Guadalajara Film Festival and presented at various festivals in Mexico and Europe. In 2018, Cinema Planeta will present the new production named El mar Incendiado by director Carlos Armella.
Our patterns of consumption and production generate waste on the one hand and a shortage of essential products on the other. That is why this year Cinema Planeta emphasizes Responsible Consumption - how we decide what goods and services to consume, taking into account price, quality, social, and labor characteristics of its production and, of course, the environmental consequences and impacts.
Connect4Climate Program Manager Giulia Braga was invited to be part of the Mexican Official Selection Jury.
The Cinema Planet opening event was at the Chapultepec Ecological Park in Cuernavaca on Tuesday, April 24, at 8 pm.
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On April 25 at 8:30 pm at the Old Railway Station of Cuernavaca, Cinema Planeta, in collaboration with the Film Library of the UNAM, will project a series of silent films set to music by Celso Duarte and the Corridistas Surianos.
On Thursday, April 26 at 11:30 pm, the Festival focuses on the Noche of Terror (Night of Terror) with the screening of the documentary Rats, from the United States, directed by Morgan Spurlock.
On April 27 at 8 pm, at the Teopanzolco Cultural Center, Cinema Planeta will have a special event with the presentation of the film Dusk Chorus from Italy and Belgium, directed by Nika Saravanja and Alessandro D'Emilia. This film will take you to the sounds of the Amazon.
The touching film Jane, directed by Brett Morgen with unpublished images of the life of Jane Goodall, will be screened at the awards ceremony on April 28 at 8 pm.
Within the selection of Mundos (Worlds), the international films section, Cinema Planet will present the retrospective of the acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger to include his documentary trilogy about the world of work - Workingman’s Death, Megacities, and Whores’ Glory - as well as his latest film Untitled finished after his death in Africa after contracting malaria. The Ecos section invites the International Environmental Film Festival (FINCA) of Argentina. Tierra, section dedicated to Mexican films, will screen five feature films and 12 shorts. Palomitas, a children's film section, will present beautiful stories from Turkey, Iran, the United States and China. Cuenca, the section created to promote the production of environmental films from the Balsas River area, will feature four short films and three feature films.
The 10th edition of the Cinema Planet Festival takes place thanks to the support and participation of the Fideicomiso de Turismo de Morelos, Government of the State of Morelos, Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources, Cineteca Naciona, Mexican Institute of Cinematography, Ministry of Culture of the State of Morelos, Universidad Autónoma of the State of Morelos, Municipal Government of Cuernavaca, Municipal Government of Cuautla, Green Film Network, the culture institutes of the embassies of France, Austria and Portugal in Mexico, Cinemex, and institutions, educational centers, companies and media.
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