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SA Eco Film Festival

March 22, 2018 @ 08:00 - March 30, 2018 @ 17:00

Welcome to the home of the SA Eco Film Festival! We are absolutely delighted with the line up we’ve prepared for you.

We have the longest line up of feature films we’ve ever presented before, at venues in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. We have also included some new Cape Town screening events to enrich the festival experience, and weave as many connections, between as many people, as we can.

A Plastic Ocean (2016)

  • Dates CT: 29 March 18:30
  • Dates JHB: 23 March 18:00

Pollution in the world’s oceans and potential solutions are the focus of this documentary.

Bugs (2016)

  • CT: 24 March 18:30, 27 March 18:30
  • JHB: 26 March 18:00

In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel throughout the world tasting insects.

Chasing Coral (2017)

  • CT: 25 March 18:30, 28 March 18:30
  • JHB: 25 March 16:00

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Evolution of Organic (2016)

  • CT: 25 March 14:00, 27 March 18:30

Evolution of Organic brings us the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers, and farmers’ sons and daughters rejected modern chemical farming and set out to invent organic alternatives.

Food Coop (2016)

  • CT: 24 March 16:00, 25 March 16:00
  • JHB: 24 March 18:00

In the middle of an economic crisis, in the shadow of Wall Street, an institution that represents a less well-known American tradition is booming. The Park Slope Food Coop: a cooperative supermarket where all 16,000 members work 3 hours per months to earn the right to buy the best food in New York at incredibly low prices.

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change (2016)

  • CT: 23 March 18:30, 24 March 12:00

Documentarian Josh Fox (“Gasland”) travels the globe to meet with global climate change “warriors” who are committed to reversing the tide of global warming. Funny and tragic, inspiring and enlightening, the film examines the intricately woven forces that threaten the stability of the planet and the lives of its inhabitants.

Jane (2017)

Free Screening

  • CT: 22 March 18:15
  • JHB: 22 March 18:00

Short film: EMBO by Xola Mteto (Talent Campus)

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Opening Event of SA Eco Film Festival 2018 – invitation only. Only a few tickets are available to the public, so be sure to book quickly.

Planet Ocean (2012)

  • CT: 25 March 12:00

Dive into our planet’s greatest mysteries with a team of international underwater cinematographers as they explore the breathtaking bond between humanity and the ocean.

RiverBlue (2017)

  • CT: 24 March 16:00
  • JHB: 24 March 16:00

RiverBlue chronicles an unprecedented around-the-world river adventure, led by renowned paddler and conservationist, Mark Angelo, who ends up uncovering and documenting the dark side of the global fashion industry.

Secrets at Sunrise (2017)

  • CT: 24 March 14:00, 29 March 18:30

The dramatic fight to save a species on the brink of extinction by a team of passionate individuals determined to help the beautiful western ground parrot survive against the odds.

Clinging to life in a remote pocket of Australian wilderness the parrot faces many challenges – wildfire, climate change, habitat loss and feral cat predation all threaten to wipe out the last 150 individuals of the species. Yet there is hope! Two teams of scientists and a group of dedicated volunteers are battling to save a species.

Thank You for the Rain (2017)

  • CT: 24 March 18:30, 25 March 16:00

Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together we see him transform from a father, to community leader to an activist on the global stage.

Thank You For The Rain addresses a range of issues linked to climate change, including climate justice, urbanization, gender equality, education, access to water, climate refugees, and adaptation to our changing world.

The Future of Energy (2015)

  • CT: 23 March 18:30, 28 March 18:30
  • JHB: 28 March 18:00

The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the Unites States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift. It’s a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationship with the planet and with each other.

Time To Choose (2016)

  • CT: 24 March 12:00, 26 March 18:30
  • JHB: 29 March 18:00

Oscar-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address global climate change in a new film showing the breadth of the climate challenge, the power of solutions already available, and the remarkable people working to save our planet – from American farmers and African villagers to Indonesian anti-corruption officials and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

The Man who Wanted to Change the World (2016)

  • CT: 24 March 14:00, 25 March 12:00
  • JHB: 27 March 18:00

African-born artist Peter Westerveld claims he has developed a solution to combat desertification and ultimately climate change. His designs for restoring the water cycles in Africa are unlike any organisation has embarked on before, let alone a single man. But in Peter’s mind there is no doubt that he can heal the land. He is quarrelsome and his ideas are controversial. Despite being ridiculed he relentlessly pursues his dream for a green and drought-resistant world.



March 22, 2018 @ 08:00
March 30, 2018 @ 17:00
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