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In 2009 the first “International Green Film Award” was presented to Leonardo DiCaprio by honorary chairman Mikhail Gorbachev for his long-lasting dedication to green issues, as well as for his film “The 11th Hour. In his speech Mr. DiCaprio called for more environmental dedication:

“Peace is not only the absence of war, but also the absence of poverty, the importance of an educated society, and a clean and sustainable environment.”

Since then, The International Green Film Award presented at our annual gala has gone on to award many members of the film community for outstanding achievements in and dedication to raising awareness for green issues.

Cinema for Peace Foundation further supports environmental films through the Green Online Platform. A platform dedicated to support and promote environmental awareness, organizations, films and filmmakers who dedicate their work to promote environmental thinking.

Cinema for Peace supports selected films through funding or directly helping the campaigns related to the environmental issues that are highlighted in these feature films and documentaries.

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Burning In The Sun

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DIRECTOR: Cambria Matlow, Morgan Robinson

RELEASE: 2010

IMDB RATING: 6.9

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Winner of CfP International Green Film Award 2012

SYNOPSIS: 26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembele is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world.  Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel decides to return to his homeland in Mali and start a local business building solar panels – the first of its kind in the sun drenched nation.  Daniel’s goal is to electrify the households of rural communities, 99% of which live without power.  BURNING IN THE SUN tells the story of Daniel’s journey growing the budding idea into a viable company, and of the business’ impact on Daniel’s first customers in the tiny village of Banko.  Taking controversial stances on climate change, poverty, and African self-sufficiency, the film explores what it means to grow up as a man, and what it takes to prosper as a nation.

 

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Who Killed The Electric Car?

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DIRECTOR: Chris Paine

RELEASE: 2006

IMDB RATING: 7:7

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Best Documentary 2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association, Film Presented 2006 Sundance Film Festival

SYNOPSIS: With gasoline prices approaching $4/gallon, fossil fuel shortages, unrest in oil producing regions around the globe and mainstream consumer adoption and adoption of the hybrid electric car (more than 140,000 Prius' sold this year), this story couldn't be more relevant or important. The foremost goal in making this movie is to educate and enlighten audiences with the story of this car, its place in history and in the larger story of our car culture and how it enables our continuing addiction to foreign oil. This is an important film with an important message that not only calls to task the officials who squelched the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, but all of the other accomplices, government, the car companies, Big Oil, even Eco-darling Hydrogen as well as consumers, who turned their backs on the car and embrace embracing instead the SUV. Our documentary investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car...

 

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Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle

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DIRECTOR: Robbie Gemmel, John Kirby

RELEASE: 2011

IMDB RATING: 7.1

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Official Selection Environmental Film Festival Washington D.C. Official Selection International Film Festival Amsterdam.

SYNOPSIS: Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle tells the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over America's most scandalous clean energy project. Cape Wind would be the U.S.'s first offshore windfarm...But strange alliances formed for and against: Kennedys, Kochs, and everyday folks do battle with the developer and green groups over the future of American power. With full access to both sides and fueled by a satiric 'revolutionary' soundtrack, Cape Spin! is "a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy". "It proves that environmental films can be crowd pleasers, and not at all just about the environment."

 

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Solar Taxi: Around The World with The Sun

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DIRECTOR: Erik Schmitt

RELEASE: 2010

IMDB RATING: 6.0

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Winner One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

SYNOPSIS: What began as a childhood dream is now an epic 18-month adventure that spans the globe. More than a few have embarked on an 'around the world' adventure; some have even completed it, but no one has ever done so powered exclusively by the sun. Meet Louis Palmer and his home-made "Solartaxi". Full of surprises and apparently insurmountable obstacles, his journey begins in the summer of 2007. Solar energy is functional, efficient, and most importantly, reliable. A car with zero emission is not a dream. This film is proof. Along the way, Louis and his Solartaxi meet princes, movie stars, politicians and scientists, but most importantly, encounter ordinary people, showing them, mobility with the mere power of the sun is possible.

 

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Solar Mamas


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Waste Land

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DIRECTOR:  Lucy Walker, Karen Harley

RELEASE: 2010

IMDB RATING: 7:7

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS:  Sundance Film Festival Best World Cinema 2010, Cinema for Peace Amnesty International Human Rights Award, Seattle International Film Festival Award

SYNOPSIS: An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves. A social documentary based around the lives of garbage pickers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a man by the name of Vik Muniz creates art out of recycled material. The film starts with an introduction into Vik Muniz's career as an artist and how he is reveled as "one of the greatest [artists] of our generation"; swiftly leading into his desire to change the lives of the catadores, only to discover that he would become the changed.

 

 

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Revenge of the Electric Car

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DIRECTOR: Chris Paine

RELEASE: 2011

IMDB RATING: 6.7

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Winner for the 21st annual Environmental Media Awards. Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection 2011.

SYNOPSIS: Revenge of the Electric Car presents the recent resurgence of electric vehicles as seen through the eyes of four pioneers of the EV revolution. Director Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car? 2006) has had unprecedented access to the electric car research and development programs at General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla Motors, while also following a part time electric car converter who refuses to wait for the international car makers to create the electric cars the public demands. As more models of electric cars than ever before start to arrive in showrooms and driveways across the world. Revenge of the Electric Car follows these auto makers as they race each other to create the first, best, and most publicly accepted electric cars for the new car market.

 

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