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Kuala Lumpur, August 19th 2017– This year’s 10th installation of the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) will offer Malaysians a wide selection of activities and programs to encourage the public to embrace sustainable living.
Apart from the film screenings of 86 selected environmental films, the public will get the chance to enjoy a wide spectrum of educational, informative and hands-on activities promoting sustainable living. This year’s KLEFF will feature three forums on sustainable living, five creative and technical workshops, four children’s workshops and a special Green Market featuring close to 40 green businesses and NGOs from Malaysia and abroad.
One of the forums that will be held over the 7-day festival is “Food for Future: What Will We be Eating?”, featuring six prominent speakers and advocates for sustainable food production and consumption. Among them are vegan advocate Davina Goh, social enterprise promoting vertical farming; Stuart Thomas, from Babylon Vertical Farms; and famous TED Talk speaker, farmer, builder and seed bank advocate, Jon Jandai from Thailand.
The founder and honorary advisor of KLEFF, Yasmin Rasyid, mentioned that, “This year’s KLEFF is an extended version of our annual celebration of films, the living environment and people. We are excited that this year’s line-up of programs is a congregation of some very influential and important people advocating for sustainable living. Many of the activities are specifically crafted to encourage the attendees to not just learn about the efforts and activities of others, but to stimulate the attendees to take action and implement their own sustainable efforts at home.”
This year’s KLEFF will also feature a special nature-themed creative and visual art exhibition called Wajah Bumi which will be held from Monday to Sunday (23-29th October) at the White Box in Publika. Featuring six local and international visual artists and curated by Yasmin Rasyid, the exhibition aims to showcase the many facets of people and the environment from landscapes to indigenous cultures and music, social and human rights issues and sustainable development.
Among the visual artists that will be featured in Wajah Bumi are Alena Murang, a multitalented artist, traditional musician and dancer, as well as strategist and social entrepreneur who strives to impact the environment and society with her art; and Amri Ginang, a creative director, entrepreneur, and well-known photographer with more than 35 years of experience. He believes that everyone deserves to be photographed well and has the unique ability to connect with and truly capture the personality of his subjects to create timeless images.
This exhibition will take place at the White Box in Publika over the 7-day festival where the featured artworks will be for sale. Entrance to the Wajah Bumi exhibition is free.
Registration for the workshops and talks will be open to the public on September 1st 2017. Tune in to KLEFF’s official website at www.kleff.my for updates!
The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is Malaysia’s first and longest-running environmental film festival conceptualized and organized by not-for-profit environmental organization, EcoKnights. KLEFF is a platform to facilitate building a nation of ecologically conscious businesses, communities, and individuals through on-ground activities and film screenings. The focus of KLEFF is on critical environmental issues and stories such as pollution, transboundary haze, indigenous people’s rights, wildlife protection, nuclear energy, climate change, sustainable food production, waste management, local environmental heroes and more.