DOCULATINO ANTWERPEN


Datum: 
Woe, 18/03/2015 (Hele dag) - Vrij, 20/03/2015 (Hele dag)

A promising 7th edition of the Doculatino filmfestival takes place in Leuven, Mechelen and Antwerpen. With profound documentaries about issues of natural resource exploitation we won’t take you only to Latin America, but also the question about big mine giants in Europe will be raised. Out of different perspectives, with the focus on socio-ecological consequences and introduced by testimonies and background information different conflicts will be highlighted. Enough food for thought!

Entrance: Free Contribution/ old cell phone

 Oil and Water (Ecuador)

Oil & Water is the true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.

http://www.oilandwaterdocumentary.com/

Heart of Sky, heart of Gold (Guatemala)

The ancient Maya believed this present world would end and a new cycle arise after 5125 years. How does the story end? Does the water change color? Do the oceans collapse Does the sky fall as the last tree is cut? HEART OF SKY, HEART OF EARTH allows the Maya of today to answer, following six young Maya in Guatemala and Chiapas through their daily and ceremonial life, revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. As corporations go to the ends of the earth to extract all value, all resources, they put forth a wholly indigenous perspective in their own words, without narration. Each story touches upon a facet of the current global crisis.

Beautifully filmed over years, the intimate accounts of the protagonists interweave with images associated with the fragile beauty of nature and the creation myth of the Popol Vuh. Ruins of a former Mayan civilization stand in the background as harbingers of our own possible fate. The Maya, like many indigenous people, believe they are the guardians of the Earth. Their cosmovision, in which all life is sacred and interconnected, presents a deeply compelling alternative to the prevailing worldview.

http://www.heart-of-sky.com/

Amazon Gold (Peru)

Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie  Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into the Amazon rainforest. Ron Haviv and Donovan Webster, two war journalists led by a Peruvian biologist uncover the savage unraveling of pristine rainforest. They bear witness to the apocalyptic destruction in the pursuit of illegally mined gold with consequences on a global scale. An animated Agouti springs to life to tell the story of his ecosystem. Left in the wake of surreal images of once extraordinary beauty turned into hellish wasteland, Amazon Gold reaffirms the right of the rainforest to exist as a repository of priceless biodiversity.

http://amazongoldfilm.com/