January 21, 2019
This Monday marks the start of week two of Greenpeace’s second annual online film festival, which aims to raise awareness of a wide range of climate and sustainability issues by providing the 15 documentary films under consideration free to watch online and enlisting everyday netizens as judges.
All you have to do to watch the educational films and cast a vote is visit the competition website, where the full set is provided in easy click-to-play format.
Ranging in runtime from 24 minutes to 91 minutes, the independently made documentaries highlight topics including Papa New Guinea’s rich heritage of rain forest preservation, the dangers of France’s reliance on nuclear energy, and the severe human cost of manufacturing our everyday tech products.
Two awards will be given to filmmakers at the festival’s conclusion: the People’s Award, for the winningest film in terms of votes, and the Favourite Film Award, for the film that attracted the most total views. Regardless of which films prevail, though, Greenpeace stresses that all are valuable contributions to the discussion of climate today.
As the Greenpeace Film Festival website asserts, the event “stems from a need to gain a better understanding of the environmental challenges of our era and to find ways to take action.”