Irreducibles (International Selection)Cinema Les Arcades 77 rue Félix Faure, Cannes
Irreducibles is a story of men and women who have won battles that seemed lost in advance. Blocking nuclear power plants, sabotage to stop pollution at sea, ZAD to protect the forest... sometimes in non-violence, sometimes in clandestinity, all have in common to be victorious in their struggle.
Hatun Phaqcha, Tierra Sana (Sélection Internationale)Olympia Cinema 5 rue d'Antibes, Cannes
A country rich in history, culture and biodiversity, Peru is home to the cultivation of several types of "superfoods" recognized internationally for their benefits. With Hatun Phaqcha, Tierra Sana, Delia Ackerman shows the importance of preserving these foods, while exploring the issue of the vulnerability of regions to the demands of a market that promotes monoculture, under the looming threat of climate change.
The Forest Maker (Sélection Internationale)Cinema Les Arcades 77 rue Félix Faure, Cannes
In 1981, the Australian Tony Rinaudo, a young agronomist, arrived in Niger to fight against the growing extension of the desert and the misery of the population and discovered the ravages of an intensive agriculture inherited from the colonial era. He then notices under this soil considered dead, a huge network of roots. A discovery which will be at the origin of an unprecedented regreening policy, giving hope to a whole population. This approach has been so successful that it has been applied in at least 24 African countries, providing a livelihood for thousands of farmers.
Collapsed (Sélection Internationale)Cinema Les Arcades 77 rue Félix Faure, Cannes
Civilization is collapsing. Tim (30) fled the city to find food and join his parents, in vain. Hungry and thirsty, he stumbles upon the house of Manon, a solitary woman who lives in autonomy in the nature. She agrees to feed him in exchange for his help in the vegetable garden, but in two weeks he will have to leave.
Eau Secours: From the Andes to the Amazon (International Selection)Cinema Les Arcades 77 rue Félix Faure, Cannes
Water is the source of all life. It has drawn the Earth and the history of humanity. But it can become dangerous if you try to control its flow. It can even become poisonous when men dump mercury, arsenic... The rivers of Bolivia, which are the veins of the heart of South America, are dyed red, gray and even disappear. The inhabitants of different peoples of Bolivia and specialists warn us that access to clean water is becoming more difficult every year. This documentary opens a window on a Bolivian reality and illustrates a global emergency.
Girl Scouts (International Selection)Cinema Les Arcades 77 rue Félix Faure, Cannes
Marie and Juliette left the classical education system to open a school in the heart of Brussels where they welcome children with no schooling background, often from exile. They offer them a place and a time outside of formal school learning to be or become children again, before facing the school institution that will expect them to be students. Through their attempts and their pedagogical reflections, the film forces us to question the school as a place where oppressive relationships affect us all.
Green Lung and Red Carpet (International Selection)Cinema Les Arcades 77 rue Félix Faure, Cannes
To help Francis Hallé in his fight to save the last tropical forests, a documentary filmmaker with a passion for nature decided to make his first feature film: The Botanist, an ecological thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio. He traces his way with malice, obstinacy, and discovers, with candor, the arcana of the seventh art. Even if he never gives up, will his film ever exist?
Aya (Sélection Internationale)Olympia Cinema 5 rue d'Antibes, Cannes
Lahou, Ivory Coast. Aya grew up carefree with her mother. Intimately linked to her island, the young girl sees her bearings collapse when she learns that her paradise is doomed to disappear under the waters. As the waves threaten her home, Aya makes a decision: Lahou is her island; she will not leave it. An initiatory path is then offered to her, a path towards her identity, a path towards herself.
Ganado o Desierto (International Selection)Cinema Les Arcades 77 rue Félix Faure, Cannes
One of the solutions to climate change comes from animals. The theme of this documentary proposes to show the use of livestock for the regeneration of pastures, soils, trees and water.
Dear Future Children (International Selection)Cinema Les Arcades 77 rue Félix Faure, Cannes
In the months leading up to the pandemic, 50 countries saw citizen protests against corruption, while high school students everywhere were striking for the climate. 20-year-old Franz Böhm travelled with his camera to Hong Kong, Uganda and Chile to portray three young women activists who are committed to their bodies and soul for the environment, democracy and against corruption.