Sunday 15 June 2014

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival starts on Wednesday! I've got a press pass as I've had for the last couple of years and hope to review several of the films. The most interesting films from an environmental perspective include:

Virunga - Virunga National Park in Congo is one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. But oil has been discovered beneath the park.... (Documentary)

Dangerous Game - This follow-up to the award-winning You've Been Trumped (which I reviewed here) continues the saga of American billionaire property developer Donald Trump's incursion into Scotland. (Documentary)

Green Inferno - what happens when politically correct students from the USA meet the Amazon tribe they're trying to save? (Crafty Green Boyfriend tells me this will be more horror than environmental insight, and I'll probably see something else instead, though it might be interesting to see if horror can deliver an environmental message, but I just don't have the stomach for horror).

Snowpiercer - In the near future, attempts to find a technological fix for global warming have backfired disastrously. Life is extinct, except for the people and the ecosystem aboard a train that endlessly circles the ice-shrouded globe....

Island of Lemurs - Madagascar -  the true story of nature's greatest explorers: lemurs. (Documentary)

Wolfy - the Incredible Secret - a wolf has an adventure with hs best friend (a rabbit)..... (Animation)

Lots of other interesting films too, I'll review them here or, in a couple of instances, over on my Shapeshifting Green blog.


eileeninmd said...

Sounds like fun, enjoy! Have a happy week!

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

My goodness, you lead quite an interesting life!

Bill said...

I look forward to your comments and insights.