French documentary film directed by Jean-Paul Jaud (director of “our children will accuse us”)
Severn Cullis-Suzuki speaks at the age of 12 at the UN conference in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992 to deliver a speech on the environment and sustainable development. In 2009, Severn is a young 29 year old woman about to give birth to her first child. The film offers a look into the discourse of Severn in 1992 with the vision as it relates to the world in 2009. The film highlights positive initiatives, conducted across the globe.
It will be shown at 18h15 on Saturday the 10th of March at the Cinema Voltaire.
Finnish documentary film directed by Michael Madsen
Burying nuclear waste four hundred meters underground in a shelter that will confine it for 100,000 years. This is the subject of this documentary: the Finnish project Onkalo (the cache). Nothing that man has built has withstood even a tenth of that time, claims the director. The immense project, which has already been running for several decades will only be operational in 2020. The shelter will store Finland’s nuclear waste from the next 100 years before being sealed. The film questions the ability to keep this temple prohibited and sealed for a thousand centuries.
This film will be shown at 18h30 on Monday the 12th of March.
This documentary highlights the lies, misinformation and contamination associated with hydraulic fracturing required to extract shale gas.
This film was nominated for an Oscar for best documentary in 2011.
French documentary film directed by Agnes Fouilleux
Where are we going? The subtitle says a lot about the uncertainties that are the legacy of industrial agriculture with its litany of evils: rural depopulation, ill health, soil contamination, confiscation of seeds and food crises. The director calls for an awakening of conscience for a return to common sense and moderation, and to return the land to smaller, human-sized farms, friendly to both people and the environment.
This film will be shown at 20h30 on Tuesday the 13th of March.