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The Light Bulb Conspiracy is one the films that will be shown at this year's festival.
Here’s a chance to catch some films about the environment which are both entertaining and educational.
IT’S only a movie, people sometimes say. But movies can be more. Here’s a chance to catch some films about the environment which are both entertaining and educational.
The 6th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) kicked off recently and free public screenings of award-winning films are currently being held every Monday at MAP Publika, KL.
These Monday Movies screenings will be held until the KLEFF is held from Oct 11-13. Showtime is 8pm at The Square in Publika.
Among the films are: The Light Bulb Conspiracy directed by Cossima Dannortizer, the winner of Best International Film at last year’s festival; Big Dreams, Little Bears directed by Audrey Low and Howard Jackson; and Bikpela Bagarap (Big Damage), winner of the Audience Choice Award at last year’s festival.
Big Dreams, Little Bears is about the world’s smallest bears that live on the island of Borneo. Dr Audrey Low follows sun bear expert Siew Te Wong as he tries to save the bears. Low rediscovers her homeland while Siew goes through the most dangerous phase of his work. The film is full of humour while the audience gets to meet Suria, the youngest and smallest bear, ostracised after being injured by other bigger bears.
The Light Bulb Conspiracy is a documentary about the ill effects of consumerism and planned obsolescence, which claims certain products have deliberately shortened life spans to ensure that there is no end to the demand, guaranteeing the manufacturers’ long-term profits.
Next month, Monday Movies will showcase the official selection of this year’s festival.
The KLEFF, which will also be held at Publika, will offer a wide variety of environment-themed local and international films. There will also be exhibitions by NGOs and grassroots organisations as well as businesses, and community workshops and performances by local artistes.
For more information, visit ecofilmfest.my.
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