From Kurils With Love

Film Title : From Kurils With Love

Duration : 00:20:00 Filmmaker : Andrei Sebastian Theme : Marine Conservation, Science
Synopsis : Vladimir, a scrappy but aging Russian marine mammal biologist, unexpectedly hitch hikes aboard a boat filled with adventure photographers out of a desperate need to return to his science monitoring stations. His boat, 2 weeks prior, was lost to the explosion of the Raikoke volcano. He is on a mission to help fulfill his quest to understand and protect the Kuril Islands before his age fails him, and so together the team sets out in one of the most remote and accessible volcanic island chains in the world to help Vladimir

Meet Ramon

Film Title : Meet Ramon

Duration : 00:03:26 Filmmaker : Pilar Aldirico Theme : Wildlife, Marine Conservation
Synopsis : Ramon, a fur seal pup, was rescued from an oil spill when he was just a few days old. He lives now in a marine wildlife rescue center, with many animals that also carry plastic issues. Ramon’s story is about hope and survival. Which ocean do we leave to him?

Future Ancestor

Film Title : Future Ancestor

Duration : 00:10:30 Filmmaker : Josue Rivas Theme : Woman Empowerment, Indigenous Community
Synopsis : Indigenous scholar and poet Lyla June challenges the status quo when she decides to run for House of Representatives in New Mexico’s District 47. Future Ancestor follows her through a 7-day “fast for the future” on the steps of the Capitol building. Fueled by prayer and bone broth, Lyla is an unlikely candidate who reveals a new vision for leadership, urging us to “think seven generations ahead”.

Forest is our home

Film Title : Forest is our home

Duration : 00:22:11 Filmmaker : Dony Herwanto Theme : Forest, Deforestration, Community
Synopsis : Since the age of 4 years, Emmanuela Shinta grew by breathing smoke due to forest fires in central Kalimantan. It was a painful childhood that made him form Ranu Welum, a community filled with young children who wanted to restore forest functions as they are.

The Last Forest

Film Title : The Last Forest

Duration : 00:23:30 Filmmaker : Sapto Agus Irawan Theme : Forest, Community
Synopsis : Living in harmony with nature is not impossible. In the inland of Jambi province, residents of the Durian Rambun village are able to do that. The forest of Rio Kemunyang which surrounds the village is preserved while at the same time being used wisely. Custom and wisdom become their breath. Greed is a taboo character that will be faced with strict customary rules.

Puri

Film Title : Puri

Duration : 00:14:45 Filmmaker : Daniel Casado Theme : Water
Synopsis : The main character, Young-eun, lives with her mother, a haenyo diver, in fishing village on Jeju Island. She learns eco-friendly photography from her friend Seung-hwan, who is a beachcomber. One day, her mother gets caught in a discarded net submerged in the sea and drowns. Young-eun moves away from Jeju and returns two years later for her mother’s death anniversary. She decides to begin taking pictures of sea debris on beaches, and Seung-hwan leaves the island to find a giant floating trash island in the Pacific Ocean on a boat made of recycled materials.

About KLEFF

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is Malaysia’s first and longest-serving platform promoting sustainable living through showcases of environmentally-themed films and programs. Since 2008, KLEFF’s mission is to accelerate mainstreaming of sustainable living and stewardship of the environment through the power of audio visual materials and activities.

During the festival, KLEFF hosts the screening of more than 50 films reaching to an audience of more than 5,000. With the collaboration of partners and sponsors, KLEFF is gradually becoming the nation’s celebrated grassroots cultural and environmental event.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, KLEFF has evolved from a physical festival into a digital festival through its online screening platform KLEFFlix.

The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival is a not-for-profit program organized by local environmental NGO, EcoKnights.

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