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Politically Environmental (VOD)


Directed By: Elizabeth Ramjit ⎥ Trinidad & Tobago ⎥ 2019 ⎥ 18m 22s

A firsthand account from Elizabeth Ramjit, a first-generation American Trinidadan filmmaker, of the devastation from overbank floods and flash-floods in the twin-island Caribbean nation. Ramjit interviews activists on a quest for revival. These chronicled activists reassure viewers that by refraining from littering and enacting recycling, citizens will no longer be deemed as instigators of seemingly natural disasters or environmental anarchy.

Three Ocean Advocates

Directed By: Andrea Leland & Cyntha Abbott ⎥ USA ⎥ 2021 ⎥ 30m

Three Oceans Advocates focuses on: Tess Felix, an artist living in California; Dick Ogg, a fisherman from Bodega Bay, CA; and Barbara Crites, an underwater photographer from St John in the US Virgin Islands. Each of these individuals are taking actions that inspire hope for our ailing oceans. Our oceans are suffering from plastic pollution, climate change, acidification, and warming oceans. The ocean is lifegiving and provides over 50% of the oxygen we breathe. When our oceans suffer, we suffer.

These three advocates reveal how their experiences led them to making commitments to protect the ocean and share their work with their communities. Three Ocean Advocates shows that you don’t have to be a scientist to make a difference, each individual citizen scientist can contribute to a healthy environment.

Curaçao Underwater KunukU

Directed By: Hester Jonkhout, Arne Richter ⎥ Curacao ⎥ 2020 ⎥ 30m

100km coastal swim from east most point to western most point of the Island of Curaçao. Showing the beauty and versatility of the underwater world that our coast has to offer.

Drills of Liberation

Directed By: Juan C. Dávila ⎥ Puerto Rico ⎥ 2021 ⎥ 2hr 2m 30s

Filmmaker-activist, Juan Carlos Dávila explores how to represent neoliberal austerity through cinema. He returns to his native country of Puerto Rico to film the vulnerable conditions of the islands, which are consequence of a massive ten-year economic crisis. From 2016 to 2019, the country experienced a series of major events: the imposition of a Fiscal Control Board by the US Congress, the front-line effects of climate change, and a wave of protests against a the governor Ricardo Rosselló, which led to his ousting. Following the Promises Are Over movement, and the development of Mutual Aid projects, Dávila looks at stories of resistance, survival, and liberation in this Caribbean country.



September 18
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Courtney Panchan
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