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2017 Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Opens with Films on Rivers

2017 Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival Opens with Films on Rivers


October 19 2017, Kuala Lumpur – The 10th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) to open with films about water conservation, mining and environmental activism. The Opening Night of KLEFF will commence on the 23rd October with film screenings to be held at the Black Box,  Publika,  Solaris  Dutamas  from 8pm to 11pm.


The Opening Night will feature six ground-breaking environmental films by local and international filmmakers. A special highlight of the film screening is the curation session that will be led by Dr. Ong Kian Ming who is a member of Parliament of Serdang. Dr. Ong Kian Ming, who cares deeply about the conservation of the environment often speaks about environment- related issues as well as being involved with communities.



The film screenings will be divided into two sessions with the first session to be curated by Dr. Ong Kian Ming. The first session include thought-provoking films that focus on water, river and lake conservation. The films are ‘Still Leaking’, ‘Until The Last Drop: Makwekwe’s Journey into the Future of Lake Turkana’, ‘Soft Water Hard Stone’ and ‘Farewell Goddess’. The second half of the film screenings will feature two amazing films about the mining industry and environmental activism titled   ‘King   in   the   Mountain’   and ‘Arrested (Again)’ respectively.


“This year our films are specially curated by local environmental enthusiasts and sustainability advocates, and the main reason behind this is to bring a local context to understanding the issues highlighted in the films. We hope the public would use this opportunity to talk and discuss their environmental concerns with the right people”, says Yasmin Rasyid, KLEFF Honorary Founder and Honorary Advisor.


The film screening passes can be purchased by the public for as low as RM5 (per session). The public is encouraged to purchase the passes online as the seats are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition, KLEFF visitors who have purchased the screening passes through our website ( will receive the benefit of a priority lane. These include less time of queuing and better seats in the Black Box.


The public  can  obtain  the film screening schedule at Meanwhile,  screening  passes  to  watch  the  films  can  be  obtained  and purchased at


The International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is Malaysia’s first, biggest, 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.


About EcoKnights®

EcoKnights® is a non-profit environmental organization that champions sustainable living and supports a community of film makers, and environmentalist who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. EcoKnights’ Board of Committee Members, staff and constituents is comprised of an inclusive community of individuals across ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race and sexual orientation. EcoKnights serves the community through development-led interventions from education and awareness  programs  to  research;  and  public  participation  programs  to consultation. EK’s partners range from government agencies and communities to corporate agencies and NGOs. For more information about EcoKnights, log on to


For further information, kindly contact: Fadly Bakhtiar, Festival Director,, +6017 227 9270.

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