From May 20-22 a number of eco-themed films will be shown throughout the United Kingdom as part of the UK Green Film Festival, including the UK premiere of both PLANEAT and Alma and the world premiere of With Landscape in Mind. For those that can't attend the event, all three of these films are available to either buy or watch (in full or part) online via the links below.
Alma (directed by Patrick Rouxel, France) - This practically wordless documentary by award-winning director Patrick Rouxel examines the ethical treatment of animals and the effects of business on the natural world.
Alma can be watched in full or downloaded for free via the official site: http://www.almathefilm.com/.
PLANEAT (directed by Shelly Lee Davis, Or Shlomi, UK ) - This film centers around three men and their lifelong quest to find a diet that is both beneficial to their health and that of the planet.
The trailer for PLANEAT can be watched at http://planeat.tv/, the DVD is not yet available to purchase but is due out "towards the end of 2011," internet users can register to receive news of the DVD via: http://planeat.tv/buy-the-dvd.
Worldwide premiere - With Landscape in Mind (directed by Benjamin Todd, UK) - In this documentary landscape photographer Joe Cornish travels on an exploratory path from the mouth of the Tees river in the North of England to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
The trailer for With Landscape in Mind can be watched on the film's official site via: http://bit.ly/kRpjLi, the DVD - which includes additional features - is available to purchase now via http://bit.ly/jqxWgJ. The full content of the DVD will be available to download on iTunes for £7.99 (€9.15) in June 2011.
More information about the UK Green Film Festival including location and timetable or events, can be found via the official website at: www.ukgreenfilmfestival.org/.
Earlier in the year the San Francisco Green Film Festival (March 3-6) showcased environmentally-focussed works from directors around the world, including the legendry Werner Herzog. More information about the San Francisco Green Film Festival and related upcoming events can be found at http://sfgreenfilmfest.org/.
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