AWARD NOMINATIONS 2022

SDG FILMS - GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND COMPETITION

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Plastic Mountains

Dir. Manuel Camia

40' • Italy • 2021

Plastic Mountains describes the professional journey of a research team of the University of Milan: a journey through nights spent outdoors, field research and laboratory analysis. Starting with  the scientific evidence, the documentary will investigate the complex connection between our behaviours and this remote ecosystem that we have always considered uncontaminated.

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Stormborn

Dir. Jackie Savery

58' • United Kingdom • 2020

Ewan McGregor narrates a dramatic trilogy of programmes featuring the epic struggles of the animals of the North. To be born to the north is to be born to the storm. Journey to the northernmost edge of the Atlantic to a land of rough seas, wild gales, and formidable odds. Watch the seasons change and see how the animal inhabitants of this icy enclave not only survive but thrive in an extreme environment.

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Jade Eyed Leopard

Dir. Dereck Joubert & Beverly Joubert

44' • South Africa • 2020

Her name is ‘Toto’, Swahili for small, with the most unusual bright aquamarine eyes.  She was born under a safari camp tent in the Masai Mara. Through the film, that covers Toto’s life her first three years, we see the building blocks locking into place, learning lessons until she is ready to make the transition to adulthood. This view into the world of big cats is unveiled by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, National Geographic conservationists, filmmakers and explorers, shot in pristine 4K and with seldom before seen thermal night vision views.

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Ophir

Dir. Alexandre Berman & Olivier Pollet

97' • France • 2020

Ophir tells the story of an extraordinary indigenous revolution for life, land and culture, opening up the path for the creation of the world’s newest nation in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.  A poetic yet dramatic ode to the indelible thirst for freedom, culture and sovereignty; the film sheds light on the biggest conflict of the Pacific since WWII, revealing the visible and invisible chains of colonisation and its enduring cycles of physical and psychological warfare.