Environmental Film Festival
Produced by the Philadelphia Film Society
March 31 – April 3, 2022
The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival showcases powerful new films that celebrate the beauty of the earth, explore challenges facing our planet, and entertain, inform and inspire personal action.
The Philadelphia Film Society is honored to be taking over production of the Environmental Film Festival, highlighting thought-provoking feature-length and short films that address urgent environmental issues, from animal welfare to the effects of climate change.
LINE-UP & SCHEDULE
FIRE OF LOVE
SARA DOSA | USA, CANADA | FRENCH, ENGLISH | 2022 | 93 MIN
March 31 | 7:00 PM | Film Center | Opening Night Film
Driven by curiosity and adventure, married French volcanologists dedicate their lives to exploring one of Earth’s most explosive, mysterious, and dangerous phenomena.
ALEX PRITZ | BRAZIL, DENMARK, USA | PORTUGUESE, TUPI-KAWAHIVA | 2022 | 86 MIN
April 3 | 7:45 PM | Film Center | Closing Night Film
Governmental corruption, rogue news organizations and bold power plays all meet in this battle for land-grabbing that threatens the lives and habitat of the Indigenous Peoples of the Brazilian Rainforest.
NOTHING BUT THE SUN
ARAMI ULLÓN | SWITZERLAND, PARAGUAY | AYOREO, SPANISH | 2021 | 75 MIN
April 1 | 3:15 PM | Film Center
For 40 years, armed with just a tape recorder, a man has captured the oral histories, songs, and struggles of the Ayoreo people as colonialism threatens their existence.
BIGGER THAN US
FLORE VASSEUR | FRANCE | ENGLISH | 2021 | 96 MIN
April 1 | 5:45 PM | Film Center
A teenage activist travels the world listening to the stories of other inspiring young people working to improve human rights and defend the environment.
DOUGLAS WATKIN | AUSTRALIA | ENGLISH | 2021 | 93 MIN
April 1 | 8:30 PM | Film Center
Forged by a mutual respect and common environmental cleanup goals, a touching friendship between the Prince of Monaco and an acclaimed artist is brought to light in this insightful and inspiring documentary.
A TASTE OF WHALE
VINCENT KELNER | FRANCE | ENGLISH, FRENCH, FAROESE | 2022 | 85 MIN
April 2 | 12:00 PM | Film Center
This probing documentary highlights the controversial hunting of pilot whales off the coast of the Faroe Islands, as well as the activists determined to stop it.
EMILIE CARPENTIER | FRANCE | FRENCH | 2021 | 84 MIN
April 2 | 2:45 PM | Film Center
A young woman develops a new sense of purpose when she falls in with a group of passionate young environmental activists in this spirited coming-of-age drama.
AÏSSA MAÏGA | FRANCE, BELGIUM, NIGER | FRENCH | 2021 | 90 MIN
April 2 | 5:30 PM | Film Center
Highlighting the global issue of water scarcity, this documentary follows residents of a drought-stricken Nigerien village as they fight for access to drinking water.
RON HOWARD | USA | ENGLISH | 2022 | 89 MIN
April 2 | 8:15 PM | Film Center
In his latest documentary, Ron Howard spotlights the work of José Andrés, the renowned chef whose nonprofit has brought relief to thousands affected by environmental and humanitarian crises.
FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST
BILL KROYER | AUSTRALIA, USA | ENGLISH | 1992 | 76 MIN
April 3 | 3:00 PM | Free Tickets | Film Center
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this animated classic is the stirring tale of a fairy’s journey to save her rainforest home from destructive humans and an evil spirit. Family-friendly seed planting activities to begin at 2:00 PM, one hour before the screening.
CYRIL DION | FRANCE | ENGLISH, FRENCH | 2021 | 105 MIN
April 3 | 4:45 PM | Film Center
With the threat of climate change looming, two driven 16-year-olds travel the globe to educate and confront the apathetic adults who have already determined their uncertain future.