Transitions Top Picks for Adelaide!

Transitions Film Festival Adelaide kicks of May 19. Check out this inspiring selection of the Transition team’s favorite films of this year’s Adelaide program!

Title: How to Let Go of The World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change (Presented by Greenpeace)

What’s it about?

In How to Let Go of The World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) becomes a globetrotting climate justice prophet who flies, canoes, kayaks, treks, and jeeps to 12 countries on six continents, and along the way visits people in the Amazon, China, Samoa, New York’s Rockaway Beach, Australia, Zambia, Vanuatu, and Outer Mongolia who are working to stem the climate crisis.

Why should you see it?

Despite the misleading title, this film showcases powerful and deeply moving stories about the heroes who are fighting climate change from the front lines. It’s arguably one of the best and most powerful films we’ve screened in the 6 year history of Transitions Film Festival. Some people have avoided the film because of the ominous title and slightly bleak trailer, but everyone who has come to see it has been profoundly moved and impacted. It is a very reflective, passionate and beautiful documentary full of action and adventure and portraits of the amazing climate warriors, in all their shapes and sizes, from all across the world. Everyone needs to see this film.

How to Let Go Of The World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

Title: Seed: The Untold Story (Presented by CQU)

What’s it about?

Seed follows the quirky and endearing characters and the food heroes like Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel as they fight a David and Goliath battle with biotech chemical companies, that control the majority of our seeds, in order to defend the future of our food.

Why should you see it?

At first thought, seeds might not seem that interesting, but this film is so stunningly shot and beautifully crafted that you can’t help but walk away with a new and romantic appreciation for the wonder and preciousness of the almost supernatural life-giving power of seeds. The brilliant artwork, quirky characters and powerful conflict make this one of the festival’s top picks. Also keep an eye out for the post-film panel discussion with Sophie Thomson (ABC/ Sophie’s Patch) Keitha Young (Seeds of Freedom Food Festival) and Dr Keri Chiveralls (CQU).

Seed: The Untold Story

Title: A New Economy

What’s it about?

Following the journeys of a Brewing Co-op, a Romanian laser physicist, and a social enterprise street farm, among others, this film shows how these ‘non-traditional’ businesses are creating a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.

Why should you see it?

We all know that infinite growth on a finite planet is possible, but how do we break out of the cycle? Could co-operatives provide an answer? A New Economy lets us think differently about the world of business and economics. As well as showcasing some super-interesting projects, it is a great exploration of what it is like to build and create a new type of business, maybe even a new world. We’ll also be celebrating good-business by serving some drinks and nibbles from local co-ops and social enterprises before the screening.

A New Economy

 

Title: Tomorrow

What’s it about?

In this solutions-focused, award-winning documentary, French actor and filmmaker Mélanie Laurent joins forces with activist Cyril Dion to address the world’s greatest environmental challenges and search for the most inspiring solutions from around the world.

Why should you see it?

A French film entirely dedicated to showcasing solutions to our greatest problems, how could you go wrong?

Tomorrow

Title: The Bentley Effect

What’s it about?

Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia free of gas fields.

This timely story of a community’s heroic stance which shows how strategic direct action and peaceful protest can overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness. The Bentley Effect is a powerful and uplifting film that celebrates the non-violent ‘‘Eureka Stockade’ of our time and chronicles one of the fastest growing social movements we have ever witnessed.

Why should you see it?

This is a powerful, fast-paced, funny, uplifting and warm-hearted film that shows us the power of community action. It’s a great example of what winning looks like. The Bentley Effect is a powerful portrait of a movement that is playing a vital role in the direction of Australia’s energy future. It enjoyed full houses in Melbourne and Brisbane and was an audience favorite.

The Bentley Effect

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