AWARD NOMINATIONS 2020

SDG FILMS - GOAL 13: CLIMATE ACTION COMPETITION

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The Resilient (Uår)

Dir. Julie Lunde Lillesæter

28' • Norway • 2019

The Resilient follows the drought-stricken Norwegian farmer Einar as he is searching for a way to continue the family legacy of dairy farming. After the most difficult season of his life, he travels to Malawi in East Africa to learn from farmers who have been living with the impacts of climate change for more than a decade.

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The Man Who Planted A Forest

Dir. Sajeed A

6' • India • 2017

In 1979 a young boy saw dead animals and snakes around a barren river bank. He went out to investigate the reason behind those deaths, he found out it was due to dwindling forest resources. To help the animals, he started planting saplings in the middle of a barren wasteland in Assam. Every day, he planted one new sapling. We went in search of him and to see the world he created...40 years later...

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Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock

Dir. Cody Lucich

122' • United States • 2020

Standing Rock, 2016: the largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee, thousands of activists, environmentalists, and militarized police descend on the Dakota Access Pipeline, in a standoff between Big Oil and a new generation of native warriors. Embedded in the movement, native filmmaker Cody Lucich chronicles the sweeping struggle in stunning clarity, as the forces battle through summer to bitter winter, capturing the spirit and havoc of an uprising. Standing Rock was the spark that ignited the worldwide environmental movement that we know today, with the leaders of this movement- Bernie Sanders, Greta Thunberg, and AOC all giving credit to Standing Rock as the catalyst for the movement and also the inspiration for the Green New Deal. This is an amazing moment for the release of 'Akicita' shedding light on the real roots of the climate movement. All too often the people on the ground doing the real work are overshadowed by people with megaphones. 'Akicita' is the only Indigenous made film out of the Standing Rock occupation. The film shows the inner-workings of a movement never seen before on film. Serving as a blueprint on how non-violent direct action and the tactics utilized cost the fossil fuel industry billions of dollars and, most importantly, spotlighting the Indigenous people who are at the forefront of every environmental battle, since their homelands are the most affected. Going into the 2020 Election cycle, this documentary shows Native Activists as the badass front-liners that they are, not the stereotypes you normally see in media. With over 12,000 people and 300 tribes united at its peak, Standing Rock was the largest Indigenous resistance in history...

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The Beauty

Dir. Pascal Schelbli

4' • Germany • 2019

What if plastic could be integrated into sea life? Take a deep breath and dive into a world, where feelings of guilt dissolve amongst the mysterious depths of the ocean. A world where we encounter bizarre creatures and discover eerily beautiful landscapes. Unfortunately, our air doesn’t last forever and we have to realize that nature alone can't solve this issue.

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