11/10/2017.- Documentaries will be the protagonists of ‘Cinema and Climate Change Day’, which will take place on October 27th, the eve of the festival’s closing. The first of the selected titles is Dead Donkey Fear No Hyenas (Sweden/Germany/Finland/Ethiopia), by Swedish director Joakim Demmer. Dead investigates land grabbing in Ethiopia and its impact on people’s lives. The second selection is Thank You For The Rain (Norway) by Julia Dahr. She relates the effects of climate change on Kenya’s families, villages, and farms through the struggles of Kisilu Musya, a farmer who takes his cause to Oslo and the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The screenings will be complemented by the roundtable discussion ‘Cinema and Climate Change’, which will take place on the afternoon of October 27th in the Hall of Mirrors at Calderón Theatre. Participants of this discussion will be Juantxo Pérez Uralde, former president of Greenpeace Spain and member of the Federal Executive Council of EQUO; Álvaro Longoria, producer and film director, in particular of documentaries on environmental and human rights issues; and Iván Trujillo, general director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (Mexico).