It’s time for the fourth annual South African Eco Film Festival and Wild is giving away eight sets of double tickets. This year’s theme, #ChangeIsHere, highlights how change is affecting our planet and our way of life.
With every ticket sold for this year’s South African Eco Film Festival, R5 will be used to plant a tree. The films on show look at the issue of climate change, but also at what we can do to change our world for the better. Find out about ‘gangster gardening’, turning waste into value and much more. Audiences will also have the opportunity to ask guest speakers a few burning questions.
Some of Wild’s favourites
Before the Flood, 96 minutes, USA, 2016
Titanic star and Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio takes action and travels to five continents to talk to experts and world leaders about the hot topic of climate change. It’s a hard hitting, honest look at politics and climate change with one vital question: will we change our future? Before the Flood is simply a must-see for old and young.
Kayabike, 45 minutes, South Africa, 2016
Go inside South African informal settlement Kayamandi, just outside Stellenbosch, where a group of youngsters are training for a BMX competition. See how bicycles, big dreams and determination give them new hope in a world of hardship. It’s a touching and truly South African tale that gives new meaning to the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
The Valuable Waste, 47 minutes, Nigeria, 2016
Did you know that Africa produces some 62 million tonnes of waste per year? Described as a pan-African documentary, the film explores various causes contributing to the continent’s “most underrated environmental crisis in recent times”. Be fascinated by the people of Nigeria and their ingenious tactics of dealing with the country’s waste and transforming it into a viable industry. Is waste really waste?
There will be Water, 58 minutes, Denmark, 2016
British engineer Bill Watts wants to turn salt water into an energy source. But how? Using desert environments to produce energy, food and clean water. Far-fetched? Mr Watts is no pushover and will do everything in his power to turn his concept – “a simple but big idea,” as he puts it – into reality. With water sources increasingly under pressure worldwide, There will be Water will make for some interesting and much-needed debate.
Wild is giving away three sets of All Shows double tickets, giving the winners access to all screenings at the Labia Theatre from 25 to 30 March 2017.
A further five sets of double tickets are up for grabs for any single screening on either Saturday 25 March or Sunday 26 March.
Want to win? Email the answer to our simple question below to [email protected] (subject line: Eco films) before Friday 24 March at 15:00. Take note that winning tickets exclude the once-off free screening of Before the Flood. Wild will randomly select the winners. Winners will be notified telephonically. Remember to include your full names and contact details.
Question: How many films will be screened at this year’s South African Eco Film Festival?