The ninth edition of the Green Me Film Festival will take place the last weekend in January 2016, at the CinemaxX in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany. With this year's theme 'Ocean, Life, Water' the event could not be more inclusive and engaging: do you drink water? Then this festival is for you.
Water is a precious resource. The human body is mostly water and without it we would very quickly disappear from the face of the earth, individually and as a species. Yet, we have been showing little care for this resource, squandering it, polluting it, and turning it into a profit making commodity when it should be a human right for all.
As part of the 2016 edition of the Green Me Film Festival, 30 films and documentaries will delve into issues such as plastic pollution in our oceans, climate change and water shortages, water consumption associated with agriculture and food production practices, as well as water wars, an emerging resource conflict and a solid entry in anyone's international relations vocabulary.
With post-apocalyptic action films such as Mad Max Fury Road, documentary Plastic Paradise - the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or the animation Ponyo, to mention a few, the Green Me Film Festival's program is sure to appeal to wide audiences. Films and documentaries will also be supplemented by panel discussions with film directors, environmentalists and experts.
With children up to the age of 14 going free, the event is also an ideal family day out.