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The Brazilian Amazon now reckons 85 million cows, three for every human dweller. In the 1970s, there were almost no cows and the rainforest was intact. Since then, a portion the size of France has disappeared, 66% of which transformed into pastures.
"Human Energy" is about modern hobbits, who, frightened by the prospect of life after climate change, decide to take power into their own hands. They implement a circular economy in the power industry sector by establishing renewable energy cooperatives and produce their own energy. There are countries where EVERYONE can earn from renewable energy business more than from bank deposit. Would 5% convince you to change your energy supplier? Give up fossil fuels? Stop feeding the greed of multinational corporations?
Director Biography - Adam Dzienis
Runtime: 1 hour 1 minute 16 seconds
Country of Filming: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom
In the 1970s, the Bronx was on fire. Abandoned by city government, nearly a half-million people were displaced as their close-knit, multi-ethnic neighborhood burned, reducing the community to rubble. While insidious government policies caused the devastation, Black and Puerto Rican residents bore the blame.
This is the life story of three people. Ane is a cook from island of Mljet, Croatia, Pavel, a skipper from Italy and Yiannis, a Greek fisherman. All of them are passionate about sea and life on its coasts. In summer, the small places where they live offer many opportunities, while winter imposes limits on their life choices. Yet, the love for the sea keeps them living on its coasts, even when it is not easy to survive there.
Even though the Government expelled them from their lands in the name of ecologic preservation 40 years ago, a group of panners keep searching the rivers for gold, deep in Costa Rica’s jungle. Their living as modern pariahs shows their fight for survivance, and questions the country's conservationist fame.
Director - Álvaro Torres Crespo
Project Title (Original Language): Nosotros las piedras