DAY 3 - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
11 AM: OLD IS GOLD - PRESENTED BY EMIRATES NATURE - WWF
Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat Art Studio
Ever heard of upcycling? It’s when you take something normally considered to be waste and transform it into something more useful and beautiful. It’s a great way to reduce waste and harness your creativity.
1 PM: GREENER SCREEN: SHOOT SUSTAINABLY
Location: Manarat Al Saadiyat Theatre Bassam Alasad and his team will reveal the high carbon footprint of filmmaking. Greener Screen team will give a two-hour workshop that connects carbon literacy and environmental consciousness to filmmaking production and ethics.
3:30PM FILM: STORY OF PLASTIC (DIR. DEIA SCHLOSBERG, 2019, 85 MINS)
(English Language, Arabic Subtitles) A passionate but clear-eyed documentary that uncovers the ugly truth behind the current global plastic pollution crisis. Story of Plastic reveals the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning our communities.
PRECEDED BY SHORT FILM: LE CHANT DU STYRENE (DIR. ALAIN RESNAIS, 19M) SPONSORED BY INSTITUT FRANCAIS
(French, English Subtitles) Classic French film by a well-known auteur gives audiences a historical and lyrical look at plastic. Discussion after the Film with Environmental Activist, Rasha Saleh
7 PM: FILM: ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH (DIR JENNIFER BAICHWAL, NICHOLASDE PENCIER, EDWARD BURTYNSKY, 2018, 87 MINS)
(English Subtitles) A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet. Four years in the making, the film’s makers traveled to 20 countries to document the impact humans have had on the globe.
Presented by the Eco Club of Zayed University College of Natural and Health Sciences