Panel discussion with 4 experts
ILLUZION
0
Panel discussion with 4 experts

90 min (Netherlands)
English
Russian subtitles

Three bold and cheeky Dutch journalists uncover child labour in the cocoa production chain, which triggers them to try to persuade large corporations to end these unethical practices once and for all. Scorned and rejected by the industry, and having sought in vain to become imprisoned for their cause, the trio sets out on a mission to develop the first ‘slave-free’ chocolate bar known as ‘Tony’s Chocolonely’ – now one of Holland’s leading chocolate brands.

The documentary follows these three playful and cheeky journalists, for over a decade, on their sincere, relentless, and often hilarious quest to revolutionise the chocolate industry. The film is both a powerful expose of the deeply entrenched problems of the cocoa supply chain, and a truly inspirational story about the power and passion of dedicated individuals to bring about systemic change in the world.

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Янник Вассмер (MSLS)
«Шанинка»
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Янник Вассмер (MSLS)

Партисипаторный семинар с куратором научной магистратуры MSLS Янником Вассмером (Швеция)

Регистрация закрыта, однако, чтобы принять участие достаточно показать паспорт на входе охранникам.

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Оуэн Дэвис и Константин Нафиков
Московская Школа Нового Кино
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Оуэн Дэвис и Константин Нафиков

Оуэн Дэвис работает с одним из самых больших и известных фестивалей экологического кино в мире — Environmental Film Festival in Nation’s Capital — в Вашингтоне. А в последние несколько лет он консультирует и помогает «выйти в свет» — документальным проектам молодых документалистов в США.

В Москве Оуэн расскажет о том, что представляет собой мир документальных фильмов США. А Константин Нафиков, руководитель Reflection Films расскажет, а что тем временем происходит в России.

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Q&A with director Rudy Gnutti
CDK
0
Q&A with director Rudy Gnutti

52 min (Spain)
Spanish
Russian subtitles

In The Same Boat is an artistic and sophisticated analysis of the effects of globalisation on the world, which presents an optimistic argument for the future of the planet. Guided by some of the world’s leading radical figures, from Zygmunt Bauman to Jose Mujica, In The Same Boat travels the world discovering the views of its people on work, happiness, the environment, and the economy. Supported by Rudy Gnutti’s stunning cinematography and compositions, this film will transform your understanding of the modern world.

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Bukvodom
200

86 min (USA)
English
Russian subtitles

Dirt Rich shifts focus from greenhouse gas emissions to carbon draw down which is the only viable solution for reversing the effects of runaway global warming in a timely manner. Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. Through regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection/restoration of carbon rich wetlands and keystone species, Dirt Rich illustrates how implementing these strategies will return our atmosphere to safe levels of carbon while growing soil, our most precious resource.

The science is clear. Global warming is worse than predicted and we are now at a tipping point. Currently our CO2 levels are at 400 parts per million (ppm) putting us way over the safe level of 260 ppm. Even if we were to stop all fossil fuel use today, the climate effects will continue for the next 1000 years because much of that carbon is stored in the ocean and it takes that long for it to cycle out. The only chance we have to halt the effects of runaway global warming is to quickly draw carbon back down into the soils where it belongs. This not only sequesters the carbon but serves to revitalize our collapsed soils by allowing natural processes like photosynthesis and microbial growth to take back over. Scientists are predicting that on our current trajectory we have 70 harvests left and a very short window of time to make the impactful changes necessary to prevent runaway global warming.

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5 режиссеров и 4 эксперта
ЦДК
0
5 режиссеров и 4 эксперта

Режиссеры расскажут о 5 фильмах, над которыми работают. С какими проблемами они сталкиваются, какую идею доносят, как представляют себе зрителя. А международные эксперты внимательно выслушают их дадут советы по продакшну и дистрибуции фильмов. В дискуссии активно будут участвовать и зрители.

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John Webster
Moscow School of New Cinema
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John Webster

At the meeting, John Webster will talk about how to turn real-life around you into documentary. Such a topic as ecology can be either too global and vague -for example, climate change – or too specific – like a garbage dump near your house. But how could you transform all this into a movie with a plot, a story, and heroes? John consults about this topic young moviemakers around the world. We are glad to announce hе will share his experience in Moscow during ECOCUP festival.

John Webster is a writer and director born in 1967 in Helsinki to English teachers who moved to Finland. In 1996 John graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki with an MA in documentary filmmaking.
Since 1990 he has been directing independent documentaries that have won numerous awards both nationally and internationally.
His films are human-interest stories with strong central characters whose lives are followed over a long period of time. Typical to his films is a blend of tragedy and comedy, melancholy and exuberance. John is trilingual and speaks English, Swedish and Finnish.
John lays particular importance on research and documentary structure, and he gives frequent lectures on his specialty of documentary script writing. He has run his own production company JW Documentaries since 1993.

Stella Tsani
The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES)
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Stella Tsani

This year, the Nobel Prize in Economics was given to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for “have significantly broadened the scope of economic analysis by constructing models that explain how the market economy interacts with nature and knowledge.” William Nordhaus is one of the pioneers in the field how climate effects on the economy. In the 90s’ he became the first economist who developed a model describing that climate influences on the economy. Paul Romer established the theory which says that the knowledge, the innovation and the investment in human capital are important factors in economic growth.

Stella Tsani, Senior Researcher at the International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy, will explain what this theory means for the economy and for the climate movement.

Q&A with director Ryan Killackey
ILLUZION
350
Q&A with director Ryan Killackey

94 min (USA)
English
Russian subtitles

In the depths of South America, where the Andes, the Amazon and the Equator collide, a wilderness exists that was home to some of the last remaining uncontacted people on Earth. The forest in which they live may claim our planet’s highest biodiversity. A place where mammals, birds, plants and amphibians reach peak diversity, together. Because of its biological diversity and cultural significance, the forest was designated a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve and Ecuador’s largest national park. It is now known as Yasuni the Man and Biosphere Reserve.

Well before it had a name, it was the territory of the Waorani – fierce warriors bound to the forest. After the discover of Ecuador’s largest petroleum reserves in the 1940s, petroleum companies have had their eye on Yasuni with aims to develop it becoming a priority in the Ecuadorian government. After years of failed attempts to develop sites within Yasuni, Shell Petroleum abandoned its concessions due to a series of violent clashes with the Waorani that left several oil workers dead.

Soon after the oil companies abandoned the land, missionaries moved in seeking to convert the Waorani. They met the same resistance the oil companies had fought, and ended up speared to death and cast into the Tiguino River. Now, in 2017, Yasuni and the Waorani hang on the edge of collapse. Yasuni Man, a documentary feature, tells the story of the conflict in Yasuni that has pitted biodiversity and human rights against extractive industries and human consumption.

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350
м.Таганская / Китай-Город
Q&A с шеф-редактором картины Иваном Семеновым
Bukvodom
200
Q&A с шеф-редактором картины Иваном Семеновым

27 min (Russia)
Russian language
English subtitles

The main character in this captivating story is a young leopard named Leo80M, an inhabitant of the Ussuri taiga. Although arrogant and confident in his own power and dexterity, he falls into a poacher’s trap. Russian border guards eventually find the weak and exhausted leopard, and discover its paw is heavily injured. Scientists and vets struggle to save his life. Throughout the movie, we watch the specialists prepare the leopard for its release back into wild nature and restore his hunting skills step by step. It is the beginning of a new chapter in the life of our hero.

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Q&A with director Yuliya Varentsova
CDK
400
Q&A with director Yuliya Varentsova

41 min (Russia)
English subtitles
Russian

Teriberka is a small village on the shores of the Barents Sea has become famous thanks to the “Leviathan” film by Andrei Zvyagintsev, and it’s immediately become a symbol of Russian backwoods and hopelessness. But Boris Akimov, an entrepreneur, has come to an unexpected conclusion after watching the film. He decided to take advantage of Teriberka most important potential – the current fame and breathe life in this village. He wanted to arrange new aqua farms, cafes with local sea urchins, cods and mussels, hotels, festival of contemporary art and windmills. In general, he wanted to make Teriberka a paradise. “And if we succeed, it’ll be an excellent example of how to turn the history of this place in another direction – to restart life in the most distant and dying settlements of the country,” the entrepreneur says. So, will he and his team succeed?

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400
м. Парк культуры
Katja Schwarz
Moscow School of New Cinema
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Katja Schwarz

Katja Schwarz has extended the Tolle Idee! network’s offer and expertise in the field of ‘Sustainability in media development and production’, i.e. coaching and writing for filmmakers, festivals and institutions. As sustainability consultant she is advising architects in all questions regarding green offices.
After a one-year stay in England and Italy, Katja studied Slavic philology, English studies and philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich). During her studies, she also spent six months in Russia and gained her first film experience for the realization of a documentary.
After graduating from college, she started as a production assistant. Then in 1996, she came to the Odeon Film Inc. and in 2013 to Tolle Idee!
Katja has a quite a few professions. She also knows Russian very well.
She is the adaptor and translator of “Green guidelines” for TV, cinema and media fields into Russian language.
Since 2015 she is working for CSMM – architecture matters. Company specialized in commercial office and innovative working environments.

ILLUZION
350

92 min (USA)
English
Russian subtitles

In this sweeping and sobering exposé, conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide – the killing of African elephants and rhinos. As the single-digit population of Northern White rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade, drug cartels, international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost due to the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists who stop at nothing to protect these animals in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.

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350
м.Таганская / Китай-Город
0

Only 8 minutes for a bright presentation of eco-ideas. No presentations in Power Point, only charisma and creative.

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Q&A with director John Webster
Bukvodom
200
Q&A with director John Webster

95 min (Finland)
Finnish
Russian subtitles

How can one help one’s grandchild, or great-grandchild, fifty years from now? What do we pass on to those who come after us, for both good and for bad? And what difference can one person make in the world? These are the universal questions that occupy director John Webster in this cinematic letter to his great-grandchild, a girl called Dorit who will be born in the 2060’s, and who’s little yellow boots will walk on a very different shoreline to the one we knew. Taking as its starting point a personal experience of loss that has been with John throughout his life, we are taken on an emotional and physical journey from Finland across Russia to the coal mines of Siberia, to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, and across the USA to New York. The story seamlessly weaves together past, present and future into a beautiful, moving and hopeful documentary film about the power of each of us to make a difference.

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0

ECOCUP Film Festival team, its guests and everybody who loves cinema and winter fun will again swim in Moscow-river!

We will meet at the popular in Moscow ice-swimming spot at Zjivopisnaya ulitsa, 50/52 (улица Живописная 50/52) at 11 am on 1 December!

You can also meet us at 10:40 in the center of Schukinskaya metro station and walk all together from there.

The plan is:

– Open the ice-swimming season in Moscow-river

– Photo-session

– Tea-time in the warm house next to the river with the real oven

– Winter networking (the best informal way of connecting).

Please bring with you festive mood, swimming suit, slippers, towel and your own cup for the tea.

Pavel Konstantinov + Alexander Chernokulsky
Impact Hub Moscow
0
Pavel Konstantinov + Alexander Chernokulsky

What happens with the planet? What is coming in the nearest future and what are our chances? What is the human input into the climate change, and is there any possibility to fix and correct something? How do global processes affect our life in Moscow? On Saturday, Dec. 1, the leading scientists in meteorology will share the news of climate change science.

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Q&A with director John Webster
CDK
0
Q&A with director John Webster

95 min (Finland)
Finnish
Russian subtitles

How can one help one’s grandchild, or great-grandchild, fifty years from now? What do we pass on to those who come after us, for both good and for bad? And what difference can one person make in the world? These are the universal questions that occupy director John Webster in this cinematic letter to his great-grandchild, a girl called Dorit who will be born in the 2060’s, and who’s little yellow boots will walk on a very different shoreline to the one we knew. Taking as its starting point a personal experience of loss that has been with John throughout his life, we are taken on an emotional and physical journey from Finland across Russia to the coal mines of Siberia, to the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, and across the USA to New York. The story seamlessly weaves together past, present and future into a beautiful, moving and hopeful documentary film about the power of each of us to make a difference.

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Untitledhub
0

ECOCUP is not only a film festival. Let’s meet and exchange all these things which are still “really cool, but already seem boring”. 1 December join us on Moscow (eco) SWAP!

Here are the rules:

– Don’t be shy: swaps are necessary, and we meet to get to know each other, to have fun and to think about consumerism culture (well, a little bit))
– We exchange everything: books, magazines, plants, make up, jewelry, households items, clothes, x-mas lights
– Swap – is money-free territory. We don’t sell.
– Bring things in good state and clean, beautiful and interesting. Something that you wouldn’t mind giving your best friend.
– We don’t do “one thing over one thing of the same price range”. Everything is exchanged with everything. Everybody likes and needs different things. We promise, you will find your wow-item!
– Everything which is left after the Swap is over we will donate to charity. There are many people that need things more than we do.
– Swap everlasting treasures are the craziest items! Bring it on!

0
м. Чеховская / Кузнецкий мост
+ a dinner from the rescued food from BJORN
ILLUZION
350
+ a dinner from the rescued food from BJORN

85 min (USA)
English
Russian subtitles

The Rockefeller Foundation, which last year made a $130 million commitment to cut food waste in half by 2030, supported Zero Point Zero Films and Anthony Bourdain to create WASTED! The Story of Food Waste, a feature-length documentary that will change how people buy, cook and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system. The film also features several food waste reduction stories all over the world including waste-fed pigs in Japan, a disposal program that has reduced household food waste by 30% in South Korea, and a garden education curriculum New Orleans. WASTED! The Story of Food Waste showcases forward-thinking leaders who show how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

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350
м.Таганская / Китай-Город
Bukvodom
0

On December, the 2nd join the team game “The Earth keepers”. This is a good annual tradition of ECOCup film festival. We wait for you at 14:00 at the first floor of “Bukvodom” bookstore at Sokolniki park (5th Luchevoi prosek, 1).

“The Earth keepers” is the team table strategy game. The main benefit is to get to know ecology way better and in a great interactive format. All guests registered to this event will receive a promo code to buy “The Earth keepers” with 5% discount.

Katrin Hartmann
Dostoevsky library
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Katrin Hartmann

Hartmann studied art history, philosophy and Scandinavian studies. She worked as a freelance author and editor for the Frankfurter Rundschau, taz, Titanic and magazine Neon.
In 2009, Hartmann published a book entitled End of the Fairytale Lesson – How Industry Captures Lohas and Lifestyle Ecos . In it, she shows how industry and marketing reinterpret Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) for their own purposes. She runs the blog www.ende-der-maerchenstunde.de and is a member of the executive board of the Professional Association of Freischreiber .
On August 29, 2015, the Süddeutsche published her capitalism-critical theses on the circular economy.
Main character in the new documentary by Werner Boote “The Green Lie”.

Q&A with Kathrin Hartmann
CDK
0
Q&A with Kathrin Hartmann

97 min (Austria)
English
Russian subtitles

Austrian director Werner Boote and German author Kathrin Hartmann apply the weapons of truth to the dishonesties of the ‘greenwashing’ enterprises by following the trail of corporate green lies to the sites of the most catastrophic environmental disasters: the tremendous impact of BP’s oil pollution on Grand Isle caused by Deepwater Horizon, the extent of the rainforest fires ignited by palm oil corporations in Indonesia, and the consequences of cattle farming on indigenous peoples in Brazil. After attending the SEA – Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award in Vienna, a palm oil conference in Bali, and the RWE general assembly in Essen, Werner and Kathrin come to realize that industry’s so-called ‘green products’ have no relation to true sustainability, but instead destroy the environment and undermine the truly necessary steps that must be taken. They discuss the connections of ecology and economy and the mistakes of policies that shift the responsibility of fair and sustainable resource management onto consumers with renowned experts, including professor Noam Chomsky and the journalist and activist Raj Patel.

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Q&A with Andrei Kulakov (“Goal number seven”)
ILLUZION
300
Q&A with Andrei Kulakov (“Goal number seven”)

43 min (Bosnia)
English
Russian subtitles

“No dams! No dams! No dams!” There’s so many major problems in the world right now, but if there’s any one thing we really hope you dedicate your time and money towards supporting, it’s this planet we all live on called Earth. Humans are doing irreparable damage to the land, water, and air, and one way we can make a difference is by speaking up and watching where & how we spend our money. Blue Heart is a documentary made by sustainable clothing brand Patagonia, directed by filmmaker Britton Caillouette. The 43-minute documentary tells the story of the last wild river system in Europe and the people fighting to protect it. Blue Heart is one of those films that is not only engrossing and fascinating to watch, but also empowering and inspiring, a work of activism in its own right. This beautifully crafted film is worth your attention and time, and it’s available to watch on-demand now for those who are interested. Get a glimpse of Blue Heart below.

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300
м.Таганская / Китай-Город
Bukvodom
200

52 min (Russia)
Russian language
English subtitles

People say that this bird is the first to greet the sunrise. While the rest of the world is still asleep, Blakiston’s fish owl is already hunting in the first beams of the awakening sun. There is not a single creature more mysterious on the eastern part of the continent, on the shores of the majestic Pacific Ocean. This fish-owl belongs to a genus so ancient that nobody dares claim with certainty where it comes from. This rarest bird chooses the most remote corners of the Ussuriysk taiga as its home. However, we have taken up the challenge to spot this secretive fish owl. And we admit the difficulty of this task. It is incredibly hard to find Blakiston’s fish owl since you can’t be sure if it is even there or not… And once you’re off to the Amur taiga in search of this rarest bird, prepare to become the one who is looked for!

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Q&A with directors Natalya Kasyanova and Olga Borodina
ILLUZION
300
Q&A with directors Natalya Kasyanova and Olga Borodina

Arctic Velonavt

18 min (Sweden)
Swedish
Russian subtitles

Short documentary about Urpo Taskinen, a man from Juoksengi, who sold his car long ago and stopped flying in the 90’s. He decided to get on a bike. Urpo is coordinator of the Nature Conservation Association, environmentalist and a biologist blogger. His field of work is throughout Norrbotten, near the North Pole. Urpo decided to cycle down to the COP21 climate summit in 2015. The whole trip was about 340 miles in total as a manifestation showing the possibility of getting out of fossil fuel.

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Alternative transport in the city

28 min (Russia)
Russian
No subtitles

Moscow city. Megalopolis. Here everyone is in a hurry, everyone needs to go somewhere to do something. Everyone always stands in a traffic jams. This is not only a problem of the time loss, but also the problem of ecology. Is it possible to solve the problem?The answer is “Yes”! Nowadays Russians more and more are using Alternative individual means of transport.Scooters, rollers, segways! All these are no longer an exotic thing, but part of everyday reality in a big city life of Moscow.

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300
м.Таганская / Китай-Город
Bukvodom
0

On December, the 2nd join the team game “The Earth keepers”. This is a good annual tradition of ECOCup film festival. We wait for you at 14:00 at the first floor of “Bukvodom” bookstore at Sokolniki park (5th Luchevoi prosek, 1).

“The Earth keepers” is the team table strategy game. The main benefit is to get to know ecology way better and in a great interactive format. All guests registered to this event will receive a promo code to buy “The Earth keepers” with 5% discount.

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Q&A with Vitaly Krasilnikov (ITER)
ILLUZION
300
Q&A with Vitaly Krasilnikov (ITER)

80 min (Canada, France)
English
Russian subtitles.

Let There Be Light follows the story of dedicated scientists working to build a small sun on Earth, which would unleash perpetual, cheap, clean energy for mankind. After decades of failed attempts, a massive push is now underway to crack the holy grail of energy.

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300
м.Таганская / Китай-Город
Q & A with A. Timoschenko, S. Stavinov and A. Shestakov
CDK
300
Q & A with A. Timoschenko, S. Stavinov and A. Shestakov

52 min (Russia)
English subtitles
Russian language

The factual entertainment project “Life with bacteria” tells about Russian microbiologists’ achievements. Young scientists are discovering new kinds of microorganisms, creating environmentally friendly kinds of fuel and looking for the ways to stop environmental pollution with the help of bacteria. The premiere of the documentary was held on May 25, 2017 (in honor of the International Day of the Biologist) for a large biological audience of Moscow State University. Also, the film premieres took place in the framework of the festival “Volgafest” in Samara, in Novosibirsk, Ufa, Kaliningrad, Voronezh (the festival “My planet, People’s Planet”), St. Petersburg (“Geek Picnic”). Moreover, the film won the special prize at the festival “Russia” in the nomination “For the bright embodiment of scientific research by young scientists”.

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300
м. Парк культуры
Panel discussion with 6 experts
Bukvodom
0
Panel discussion with 6 experts

Italy
2017
68 min
Italian
Russian subtitles

On returning to Palermo, the film director finds an illegal dump in
front of his window. For him it becomes an obsession as for Jeff in Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Boredom with simply watching turns into curiosity to find out more about the city’s garbage plight. It marks the start of examining our relationship with consumer objects and the accumulation of garbage that results from our own actions and not only because of bad city management.

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ILLUZION
300

Russia
2017
27 min
Russian language
English subtitles

The main character in this captivating story is a young leopard named Leo80M, an inhabitant of the Ussuri taiga. Although arrogant and confident in his own power and dexterity, he falls into a poacher’s trap. Russian border guards eventually find the weak and exhausted leopard, and discover its paw is heavily injured. Scientists and vets struggle to save his life. Throughout the movie, we watch the specialists prepare the leopard for its release back into wild nature and restore his hunting skills step by step. It is the beginning of a new chapter in the life of our hero.

Read more…

Russia
2016
52 min
Russian language
English subtitles

People say that this bird is the first to greet the sunrise. While the rest of the world is still asleep, Blakiston’s fish owl is already hunting in the first beams of the awakening sun. There is not a single creature more mysterious on the eastern part of the continent, on the shores of the majestic Pacific Ocean. This fish-owl belongs to a genus so ancient that nobody dares claim with certainty where it comes from. This rarest bird chooses the most remote corners of the Ussuriysk taiga as its home. However, we have taken up the challenge to spot this secretive fish owl. And we admit the difficulty of this task. It is incredibly hard to find Blakiston’s fish owl since you can’t be sure if it is even there or not… And once you’re off to the Amur taiga in search of this rarest bird, prepare to become the one who is looked for!

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300
м.Таганская / Китай-Город
CDK
0

88 min (USA)
English
Russian subtitles

A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition across three countries, through unexplored and dangerous landscapes, in order to save the Okavango Delta, one of our planet’s last pristine wildernesses.

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0
м. Парк культуры
Q&A with Andrey Bychkov, Natalia Koldobskaya, Galina Shinkareva and Vladimir Slivyak
Impact Hub Moscow
0
Q&A with Andrey Bychkov, Natalia Koldobskaya, Galina Shinkareva and Vladimir Slivyak

Care about ecological issues? Worry about what we breath in, what we eat and for how long we have enough resources? On Sunday, Dec. 2, at 18:00 come to meet the experts and ask all your questions in a lively conversation.

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Q&A with Mikhail Weisman (Trinity Digital)
ILLUZION
350
Q&A with Mikhail Weisman (Trinity Digital)

90 min (USA)
English
Russian subtitles

“Do You Trust This Computer? is a 2018 American documentary film that outlines the benefits and especially the dangers of artificial intelligence. It features interviews with a range of prominent individuals relevant to AI, such as Ray Kurzweil, Elon Musk and Jonathan Nolan. The film was directed by Chris Paine, known for Who Killed the Electric Car?
Topics covered range from military drones to AI-powered “”fake news”” feeds.[1] At one point while being interviewed, Musk warns that any human dictator will eventually die, but that a digital superintelligence could someday become an “”immortal dictator from which we can never escape””. Musk also sponsored free streaming of the film on Vimeo during the weekend of April 7, 2018.
The documentary is dedicated to Stephen Hawking, who warned that humanity may be jeopardized by its pursuit of a superintelligent artificial intelligence.”

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350
м.Таганская / Китай-Город
CDK
400

86 min (USA)
English
Russian subtitles

Dirt Rich shifts focus from greenhouse gas emissions to carbon draw down which is the only viable solution for reversing the effects of runaway global warming in a timely manner. Through exploration of geo-therapy strategies, Dirt Rich shines light on their value and beauty which undeniably are our last hope for protecting life as we know it on this challenged planet. Through regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation of abandoned land, protection/restoration of carbon rich wetlands and keystone species, Dirt Rich illustrates how implementing these strategies will return our atmosphere to safe levels of carbon while growing soil, our most precious resource.

The science is clear. Global warming is worse than predicted and we are now at a tipping point. Currently our CO2 levels are at 400 parts per million (ppm) putting us way over the safe level of 260 ppm. Even if we were to stop all fossil fuel use today, the climate effects will continue for the next 1000 years because much of that carbon is stored in the ocean and it takes that long for it to cycle out. The only chance we have to halt the effects of runaway global warming is to quickly draw carbon back down into the soils where it belongs. This not only sequesters the carbon but serves to revitalize our collapsed soils by allowing natural processes like photosynthesis and microbial growth to take back over. Scientists are predicting that on our current trajectory we have 70 harvests left and a very short window of time to make the impactful changes necessary to prevent runaway global warming.

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400
м. Парк культуры
Panel discussion with 4 experts
CDK
400
Panel discussion with 4 experts

54 min (Russia)
English subtitles
Russian language

Ecoactivism in Russia is one of the bright manifestations of a civic position. People are more willing to mobilize and unite when it is necessary to protect their native land and small homeland. Civil processes during “ottepel” and “perestroika” partly began with environmental protection. Today ecoactivists are more under attack than others. Physical protection, blocking of illegal actions of builders, duty points and tent camps – these are the basic tools of ecologists when we say about direct struggle for nature even under the threat of loss of personal freedom. Some activists had to emigrate, and some did not have time and get a real prison sentence. The film “Grassroots” examines three bright events of environmental struggle – in Karelia, Krasnodar and in the Voronezh region, and on their example the film answers the main questions facing environmental activists. We hear the voices of many of them and listen to the opinions of experienced environmental defenders: Evgenia Vitishko, Andrei Rudomakhi, Konstantin Rubakhin, Suren Gazaryan, Grigory Kuksin, Evgenia Chirikova, Tatyana Chestina and many others.

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400
м. Парк культуры
Q&A with directors Natalya Kasyanova and Olga Borodina
Bukvodom
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Q&A with directors Natalya Kasyanova and Olga Borodina

Arctic Velonavt

18 min (Sweden)
Swedish
Russian subtitles

Short documentary about Urpo Taskinen, a man from Juoksengi, who sold his car long ago and stopped flying in the 90’s. He decided to get on a bike. Urpo is coordinator of the Nature Conservation Association, environmentalist and a biologist blogger. His field of work is throughout Norrbotten, near the North Pole. Urpo decided to cycle down to the COP21 climate summit in 2015. The whole trip was about 340 miles in total as a manifestation showing the possibility of getting out of fossil fuel.

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Alternative transport in the city

28 min (Russia)
Russian
No subtitles

Moscow city. Megalopolis. Here everyone is in a hurry, everyone needs to go somewhere to do something. Everyone always stands in a traffic jams. This is not only a problem of the time loss, but also the problem of ecology. Is it possible to solve the problem?The answer is “Yes”! Nowadays Russians more and more are using Alternative individual means of transport.Scooters, rollers, segways! All these are no longer an exotic thing, but part of everyday reality in a big city life of Moscow.

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