Gold of Cajamarca

Film Title : Gold of Cajamarca

Duration : 00:15:48 Filmmaker : Alexandre Regol Theme : Mining, Agriculture
Synopsis : A short handcrafted 16mm documentary about the fights against one of Colombia’s biggest open-sky goldmine projects. A black and white ballad through Tolima’s green mountains, in Colombian Andes, talking to Cajamarca’s valley inhabitants. On the surface, green fertile lands and peaceful agriculture. But hidden under the ground, invisible fields of gold coveted by a multinational company could reshape this whole world. Sometimes with just their voices, sometimes accepting to show their faces, Cajamarca’s workers depict different aspects of their lives and the threat of the open-sky goldmine project they face, while their images slightly tend to disappear.

GOOD JOB

Film Title : GOOD JOB

Duration : 00:07:45 Filmmaker : Piotr Biedroń Theme : Pollution, Corruption, Human Greed
Synopsis : Mr. Smog, a diabolic creature of fog and dust, takes on a human form. As every year, he orders a worker to dig 44,000 graves to bury his future victims. The heat, no more space, and a broken digger slow him down. How are they going to solve this problem? Can they make it before winter ?

Ecology lesson

Film Title : Ecology lesson

Duration : 00:19:31 Filmmaker : Yana Shmaylova Theme : Enviroment Education, Sustainability
Synopsis : This is the story of a biology teacher who teaches his students to protect nature. He starts with a separate garbage collection and then opposes the construction of a mall in the park and tries to save it. The script of the film was written based on a real story in Yekaterinburg. Citizens protest against the construction of the temple on the site of the park.

What happens to rain in the future

Film Title : What happens to rain in the future

Duration : 00:02:18 Filmmaker : Toby Mory Theme : Climate Change, Sustainable City, Town Planning
Synopsis : Heat, heavy rain, drought – the summer in Berlin always brings weather extremes. Climate change does the rest. The film presents possible solutions offered by a decentralized rainwater management that can mitigate such events. And best of all: all Berliners can participate.

Why it’s crucial to fight corruption: Transparency International – SDG 16

Film Title : Why it’s crucial to fight corruption: Transparency International – SDG 16

Duration : 0:01:38 Filmmaker : Toby Mory Theme : Sustainability, Corruption
Synopsis : In 2000, the United Nations published the so-called Millennium Goals. They should give member states a direction for the new millennium and cover a wide range of political issues: from social inequality, health and education to economic growth and climate change. Today they are called Sustainable Goals to be achieved by 2030, but their content has not changed. The 16th Goal concerns the respect of the rule of law through accountable institutions at all levels and the fight against corruption – one of the main responsibilities of Transparency International. At the beginning of July 2019, at the Sustainable Goals Summit in New York, Transparency International gave a presentation on the subject for which purpose this film was produced.

Sh*t Saves The World

Film Title : Sh*t Saves The World

Duration : 01:06:00 Filmmaker : Troy Hale Theme : Sustainability, Energy, Technology
Synopsis : The #2 problem facing humanity Sh*t Saves The World is a humorous take on our species impact on the Earth, exploring serious topics in an environmental documentary format. The project brings to light subjects that are not often discussed at least not at the dinner table.

VAKA

Film Title : VAKA

Duration : 00:22:39 Filmmaker : Jessica George Theme : Community, Energy, Climate Change
Synopsis : VAKA is a short documentary about the energy and resilience of the Tokelauan people as they weave their customary-wisdom regarding the environment with modern eco-technologies to respond to climate change. Tokelau was the first nation to aim for 100% of its electricity to be generated from solar as a result of the New Zealand funded Tokelau Renewable Energy Project in 2012. Their coral island atolls contribute a minimal amount of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet they are the first to be impacted by climate change. Tokelau’s resilience in their daily response to the climate crisis exemplifies how they are leading by example.

Ez, Eskerrik Asko! Gladys Window

Film Title : Ez, Eskerrik Asko! Gladys Window

Duration : 1:06:00 Filmmaker : Bertha Gaztelumendi Theme : Youth Empowerment, Nuclear Energy
Synopsis : In 1979, a shot from a Civil Guard killed Gladys del Estal in a peaceful protest against a nuclear power plant. This film shows who this young girl was, and it also portrays the anti-nuke movement in the Basque Country and all around the world.

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.

In the month of October, 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.

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

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