EcoKnights offering free shows


Conservation group EcoKnights is offering free screenings of environment-themed films at schools, colleges, universities, corporate offices and community clubs.

The screenings, to be held between Sept 1 and Oct 25, will give the public access to award-winning green films, many of which have never been shown in Malaysia.

“The screenings will be done for free at the premises of your school, organisation or company. A typical itinerary lasts about one hour and 15 minutes.

“We recommend a ‘Lunch and Learn’ where you can engage your colleagues or staff in a quick screening while lunching in your premises,” says Ecoknights president Yasmin Rasyid.

A wide range of films are offered for the screening:

> The Cove: A team of activists and filmmakers embarked on a covert mission to film the killing of dolphins in Japan.

> END CIV – Resist or Die: This film examines our addiction to violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations.

> Green: This film shows the final days of Green, a female orang utan who is a victim of deforestation.

> Last Call for Planet Earth: Twelve architects share their vision on architecture that respects nature.

> Wasting Earth: A short animation about the Man on his Earth who has to face the consequences of his excessive consumption.

> Among the Great Apes: Datuk Michelle Yeoh visits the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre to get up close and personal with her adopted orang utan.

> Future of Hope: A character-driven documentary about individuals who strive to change the world of consumerism.

> Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai: This is the story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy.

> Bag It: An investigation into plastics and their effect on waterways, oceans and even our bodies.

> Into Eternity: Large amounts of radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants are placed in interim storages, buried in rocks or underground. Once the waste has been deposited, the facility is sealed off and never opened again. Or so we hope, but can we ensure that?

To book a screening, write to info@ecoknights.org.my. More information is available at ecofilmfest.my.

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