John Jarrold Trust - sponsors of the Green Film Festival @UEA 2018

The Films The Films

This year's Green Film Festival @UEA films explore global issues while highlighting reasons to remain optimistic.

Think global, act local: where are the opportunities for positive personal action?

This event is over for the year. Watch this space for the 2019 programme!

The programme The programme

Thursday 3 May


Time: 19.30 – 21.30

This documentary film follows the efforts of Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer. Five years ago Kisilu started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the effects 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.


Friday 4 May


Time: 19.30 – 21.15

This fascinating documentary film is based on the project "Fragments of Extinction". The film follows the eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi in his quest to record 24-hour continuous 3D soundscapes in primary forests with the highest biodiversity on the planet; the forests of the Amazon in Ecuador. The film offers a unique listening and visual experience of the vanishing heritage of millions of years of evolution.


Saturday 5 May


Time: 13.00 – 15.10

Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. Filmmakers Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion travel worldwide to investigate concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges.


Saturday 5 May


Time: 16.00 – 17.30

From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties; A Fierce Green Fire) comes this new documentary about the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. It shows how a motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives.

By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realised a vision of sustainable agriculture. It’s the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years.


Saturday 5 May


Time: 18.45 – 21.30

Accompanied by a fascinating introductory talk from Dr Brett Mills, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film, Television, and Media at the University of East Anglia, Okja is a captivating action-adventure film with a hard-hitting message. In the film we meet Mija (played by Ahn Seo-hyun), a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a huge genetically modified beast called Okja. Directed by Bong Joon-ho, this film features an ensemble starring cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, and Jake Gyllenhaal.