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Welcome to the CCFF 2021

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From the Wild Sea
Scottish Premiere
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From The Wild Sea is a poetic documentary film that zooms in on the complex collision between human and nature. We are taken on a disturbing and fascinating journey into the emerging Anthropocene Era, seen from both the human and animal perspective.
The Weight of Water
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A grieving mother. A flooded football field. A burdened woman. Three emotional stories set in Nepal show how communities are already being impacted by flooding and drought, all made worse by the injustice of climate change and increasingly extreme weather events.
Believing in a New World
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Meet Neidinha and Txai Suruí, mother and daughter activists from the Paiter Suruí people of Rondônia, in the Amazon forest. Txai is the founder of the Indigenous Youth movement in the state and was one of the young women who signed the popular action that sues the government for climate inaction.
Dhīvaraḥ: Way of Life
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This documentary beautifully captures the daily life of the dhīvaraḥ — Sanskrit for a fisherman — of Malpe Harbour, Karnataka, India, as they face the impacts of overfishing. Former Fishermen’s Association President Satish Kundar talks about the joy as well as the difficulties of traditional, small-scale fishermen, like himself.
From Trash To Treasure
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Designers use fashion to preserve traditional Basotho culture and challenge common perceptions of Africa. Profiling a variety of these innovators, this film encourages us to take lessons from those who rethink, reuse, and reinvent in order to promote positive change.
Durga: Forging a New Trail
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Meet 34-year-old Durga Rawal, the only mountain guide of any gender from her village in northern Nepal. An inspiring story of a woman forging her own path.
M A T A G I
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Across the Pacific, many places that we call home endure a perpetual state of climate emergency. In spite of this, we draw strength and resilience from our indigenous knowledge and traditions to fight back against the climate crisis.
Mozambique, Where the Mango Tree Used to Be
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MOZAMBIQUE, where the mango tree used to be centers around the effects of climate change on small communities in rural and remote areas of Mozambique. The film showcases the daily life of two local families over the period of 48 hours, an inside view of what it means to be affected by the unpredictability of weather extremes at the lowest end of the world ́ s economic pyramid.
Possible World
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Possible World is a painted animation inspired by interviews conducted with over 100 everyday individuals across Ethiopia. In a series of beautiful and dynamic scenes, Wube brings to life his subjects’ dreams for a regenerative world, starting with existing practices that benefit both communities and the environment. Wube presents this collective vision to audiences around the world as a model for our shared future.
The Pleasure of Killing Bugs
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In the near future, the climate crisis reaches an irreversible point. A nun and a priest meet to talk about the disappearance of insects.
The Heart of the World
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Corazón Del Mundo is an important message of the Indigenous Elder Mamo Rumaldo Lozano Gil guardian of the sacred site TEYUNA (The Lost City) in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, is a message about the root of our climate crisis and an invitation to take care of the trees, water, quartz, and gold
Hottest August
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Ordinary people in New York are asked to talk about their lives and their hopes for the future in a time marked by political division and climate change.
Rewild our Seas
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Nearly 40% of the World's kelp forests are in decline, unlike more iconic ecosystems, this decline is going largely unnoticed. This short film shows us why it’s important to view our oceans with the same wonder and mystique as our rainforests, deserts and mountains, and why we need to find new ways of telling stories about them, creating powerful cultural connections which drive support for conservation.
Ignite Session: Business for Good
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Ignite Session: Business for Good— A fast paced event designed to give audiences a rundown of the exciting innovations in business practice and ethics, leading the way in doing well by doing good.
Spotlight: Women's Rally
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Spotlight: Women’s Rally — An inspiring event spotlighting women leadership in the environmental, social justice and gender-equality movement. highlighting the importance of feminist climate solutions.
Matagi Mālohi: Strong Winds
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Tuvalu, the fourth-smallest country in the world by area, is a delicate ribbon of land in the Pacific Ocean whose inhabitants’ lives have long been intertwined with the sea. With climate change, however, that sea might swallow their homeland; climate models predict the island’s current children may be the last native Tuvaluans. This short but striking film follows the activists working to change that fate. Their rally cry? “We are not drowning, we are fighting.”
Haulover: Separated
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In November 2020, two hurricanes tore the community of Haulover in two. Now, villagers must decide between going back and rebuilding their home from the rubble despite the risks, or they must start a new life elsewhere, leaving their life by the sea.
Hawaiian Soul
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Amidst the 1970s native rights movement, George Helm, a Hawaiian activist and musician must gain the support of kūpuna (community elders) from Maui to aid in the fight of protecting the precious neighboring island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing.
From the Wild Sea
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From The Wild Sea is a poetic documentary film that zooms in on the complex collision between human and nature. We are taken on a disturbing and fascinating journey into the emerging Anthropocene Era, seen from both the human and animal perspective.
70/30
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70/30 portrays the creation of one of the world's most ambitious climate laws, with the goal of reducing Denmark's CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030. But will the politicians, citizens and industry be able to come together to make Denmark a green pioneer? Or will the election promises and green ambitions crumble when the new climate law is faced with reality?
Dr. Jane Goodall DBE photo © Stuart Clarke

festival opening
address by

Lily Cole

Dr. Jane Goodall DBE

Bill McKibben

We would like to say a special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Doconomy, award Sponsor Ocean Bottle, and Major Sponsors Deloitte, We Don't Have Time and Finisterre, who have all made this event possible!

The Climate Crisis Film Festival 2021 has now concluded

You can still watch all of our speaking events and the winner of the Ocean Bottle Film Award, Hawaiian Soul.

re-watch our award ceremony, which
closed the public program of the COP26

watch the winner of the
Ocean Bottle Film Award

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speaking events

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Spotlight: My Journey Into Activism

Goes Live:
Today at 6pm UK time

Ignite Session: Why Intersectionality Matters

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Ignite Session: Earth Economy

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In Conversation: Climate Migration

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Ignite Session: A Just & Green City

Goes Live:
Saturday Nov 6

Spotlight: Women's Rally

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Ignite Session: Business for Good

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Spotlight: Communities Unite Against Extraction

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Pass the Mic: Voices of the Land

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premieres

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Possible World is a painted animation inspired by interviews conducted with over 100 everyday individuals across Ethiopia. In a series of beautiful and dynamic scenes, Wube brings to life his subjects’ dreams for a regenerative world, starting with existing practices that benefit both communities and the environment. Wube presents this collective vision to audiences around the world as a model for our shared future.

Possible World

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3 mins
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Ethiopia

In a series of animations created by IIED and partners, the experiences of climate activists from Rwanda, Sierra Leone and the Solomon Islands are brought to life. Each animation gives us insights into what motivated them to tell their story on loss and damage, and share their hopes that they will drive action.

Untold stories of climate change: Sierra Leone

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2 mins
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In a series of animations created by IIED and partners, the experiences of climate activists from Rwanda, Sierra Leone and the Solomon Islands are brought to life. Each animation gives us insights into what motivated them to tell their story on loss and damage, and share their hopes that they will drive action.

Untold stories of climate change: Rwanda

Short
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2 mins
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In a series of animations created by IIED and partners, the experiences of climate activists from Rwanda, Sierra Leone and the Solomon Islands are brought to life. Each animation gives us insights into what motivated them to tell their story on loss and damage, and share their hopes that they will drive action.

Untold stories of climate change: Solomon Islands

Short
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2 min
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UK

“Footsteps in the Wind” is an animated short film to Sting’s song “Inshallah". Based on the harsh and intense reality of refugees around the world, this film broaches a narrative told through the eyes of children that never give up on their dreams.

Footsteps on the Wind

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7 mins
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UK

In a version of Kolkata, India rendered unliveable by sea level rise, things take a dark turn when a family of climate change refugees are ambushed by a tiger on the flooded streets.

Wade

Short
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11 mins
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India

doing well
by doing good

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In East Detroit, Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are transforming their community one hive at a time. By working to convert an estimated 90,000 vacant housing lots in their city into urban bee farms, Tim and Nicole are bringing life back to their community

Detroit Hives

Short
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6 mins
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USA

Designers use fashion to preserve traditional Basotho culture and challenge common perceptions of Africa. Profiling a variety of these innovators, this film encourages us to take lessons from those who rethink, reuse, and reinvent in order to promote positive change.

From Trash To Treasure

Short
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25 mins
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USA & Lesotho

As humans threaten to overwhelm nature and environment, it is important to take a beat and reassess the impact of our actions. The documentary is a step in the same direction by engaging with a crucial concern that needs to be discussed more in the urban space. be overcome and achieved.

City Farmer

Short
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29 mins
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India

We the Power follows friends, families and visionaries, as they break down legislative barriers, take power back from big energy companies, put it in the hands of locals, and share the benefits to strengthen their towns.

We the Power

Mid-length
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35 mins
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Multiple Countries

Nearly 40% of the World's kelp forests are in decline, unlike more iconic ecosystems, this decline is going largely unnoticed. This short film shows us why it’s important to view our oceans with the same wonder and mystique as our rainforests, deserts and mountains, and why we need to find new ways of telling stories about them, creating powerful cultural connections which drive support for conservation.

Rewild our Seas

Short
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8 mins
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South Africa

In a search for a united path forward on climate policy through a shared love of the outdoors, iconic snowboarder and environmentalist Jeremy Jones takes us on a journey to engage climate deniers, consider the future of clean air, clean water and a healthy planet, and search for common ground in the mountains — one voter at a time.

Purple Mountains

Mid-length
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53 mins
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USA

Ignite Session: Business for Good— A fast paced event designed to give audiences a rundown of the exciting innovations in business practice and ethics, leading the way in doing well by doing good.

Ignite Session: Business for Good

Event
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40 mins
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Gain an insight into the exciting economic solutions to the climate crisis and how economic action could not only avert a climate catastrophe but also be a force for good in so many other areas of our society, collective mindset, and politics.

Ignite Session: Earth Economy

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36 mins
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UK première of Above Water

The CCFF is proud to present the UK premiere of Above Water (Marcher Sur L’Eau), in person from the COP26 Green Zone, as the closing event of the COP's public program.

This screening is in partnership with Goethe Institut (Glasgow and Dublin), Alliance Française (Glasgow and Dublin) and Institut Français d'Écosse — who will also be hosting a digital screening and panel discussion.

It couldn’t be more fitting to have this film conclude 2 weeks celebrating stunning, diverse and eye-opening cinema by talented, underrepresented creators.

panel discussion: access to water

Friday 12 Nov, 6:30pm
Our partners are hosting a special panel discussion to follow the digital screening of Above Water.

Join the online discussion with Dr Karin Helwig (professor at the Glasgow Caledonian University), Anne-Marie Melster (co-founder and director of ARTPORT project) and Lamya Essemlali (Sea Shepherd France and Campaign), hosted by Anja Murray (EcoEye).