As it heats up in the Southern Hemisphere, AfriDocs presents a selection of shorts about climate action from the recent Film4Climate Global Video Competition as the COP22 will be held in Marrakech, Morocco from 7 – 18 November 2016.
The Film4Climate Global Video Competition will allow filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old from all over the world to showcase their talents. The short films will be screened on November 10th. https://www.film4climate.net/.
This month also sees award winning films including the highly controversial CITIZENFOUR and the BAFTA for Best Documentary Film of 2015, The Act of Killing.
The following are dates and films lined up for the prestigious awards:
Martha & Niki | Tora Mkandawire Mårtens | Sweden | 2015 | 92 min
In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos participated in the biggest international Street Dance Competition – Juste Debout in Paris – and won, becoming the first two women to become World Champions of Hip Hop. This film depicts their love of dance, their dedication to each other, and their trials and tribulations as their friendship is put to the test. A dance-lover’s treat, this is a story about desires, yearning, and finding the right path in life, which will appeal to a wide audience.
Award: Tempo Documentary Award, Sweden 2016
CITIZENFOUR | Laura Poitras | USA | 2014 | 114 min
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Award: *Best Documentary Feature – Academy Awards 2015
The Act of Killing | Joshua Oppenheimer | Indonesia | 2015 | 115 min
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in which ever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Award: BAFTA for Best Documentary Film, 2014
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