Werner Herzog and other filmmakers go green for the big screen
Friday 11 February 2011
Filmmakers from around the world, including the renowned Werner Herzog, turn their talents to green issues at the first San Francisco Green Film Festival from March 3 to 6.
More than 70 films tackling issues of sustainability and environmental awareness produced by filmmakers from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Kenya, New Zealand and other countries will be shown at the event.
In addition to these screenings, the San Francisco Green Film Festival will host the US West Coast premiere of Werner Herzog's new documentary Happy People: A Year in the Taiga.
Born in 1942, Herzog and his films have been nominated for and won numerous awards - including Best Director at Cannes in 1982 and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005.
Made in collaboration with filmmaker Dmitry Vasyukov, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga focuses on the lives of hunters in the Siberian Taiga.
A selection of trailers from the films due to be shown at the San Francisco Green Film Festival can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/user/sfgreenfilmfest, and the viewing schedule can be found at http://sfgreen.slated.com/2011/schedule/week.
Biennial film festival Tales from Planet Earth, held in Wisconsin, US, also features filmmakers from around the world, including Europe and Asia. No dates have yet been confirmed for the 2011 event but more information is available at http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/tales/about.html or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tales-from-Planet-Earth/98420969035.
The magicians using online collaboration to push boundaries
Jennifer Lawrence attacks mass media again over body image
Paris charity auction staged to save the ancient city of Tyre
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber announces he's 'retiring from music'
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
- < Previous
- Next >
£25000 - £32000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Junior Business Analyst - Banking...
£21999 - £27001 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Do you have exten...
£25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Business Analy...
£42000 - £51000 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Are You Receiving...