UK GREEN FILM FESTIVAL


  • GFT 12 Rose St Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom

Planet Ocean

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot
Year: 2012
Running Time: 1h 34m
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles

Award-winning photographers and directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot present a remarkably beautiful ninety-minute documentary that serves not only as a prime example of Earth’s beauty, but also as an illustration of the dangers that threaten our ocean and our entire planet. This film serves to change the way people look at the oceans and encourage them to imagine conservation as a globally-shared responsibility. The film is a poetic reminder of the bond between humans and nature, and the duty that exists to protect and respect our planet.

Dates Showing:
Sunday 1 June
Show Times: 17:00 [ see showings ]


Music Wood

Director: Maxine Trump
Cast: The Antlers, Dave Berryman, Turin Brakes, Yo La Tengo
Year: 2012
Running Time: 1h 20m
Country: USA/Madagascar
Language: English

The world’s most famous guitar-makers are on a desperate mission to stop Native American loggers from devastating a primeval forest, threatening their own culture and the future of the acoustic guitar. Focusing on the unexpected and incredibly serious threat to the acoustic guitar, and a conflict that resists easy interpretations, this film details an epic clash over culture and natural resources between Native American tribes, Corporations, the US Government, and radical environmental organisations, marking a conflict where it is often hard to tell the good guys from the bad.

Dates Showing: Wednesday 4 June
Show Times: 18:15 [ see showings ]


The River Changes Course

Director: Kalyanee Mam
Year: 2013
Running Time: 1h 23m
Country: Cambodia/USA
Language: Khmer with English subtitles

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance, this film tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia, as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as the modern world closes in around them. From a remote northern jungle, down along the Tonle Sap, to the rice fields in the country’s centre and the pulsing heart of urban Phnom Penh, this documentary showcases how the radical changes in Cambodia today are transforming not only the country’s landscape, but also the dreams of its people.

Dates Showing: Sunday 8 June
Show Times: 17:00 [ see showings ]