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The opening day of the fourth edition of Institutional Documentary Cycle (INSTIDOC) film festival will highlight productions covering the environment and sustainability, with the international premiere of the Mozambican film “Macoconi, Roots of Our Children”.
The festival starts tomorrow, October 17th, and will run until Saturday at the Franco-Mozambican Cultural Centre in Maputo.
With eight documentary short films on display, the first day of the film series will feature movies from Mozambique, Brazil, Guinea Bissau, Portugal, Colombia, Argentina and Belgium, encouraging a greater understanding on themes such as forest devastation, stealth, waste management, access to water sources, and adaptation to climate change.
Opening the 5:00 p.m. session will be the national debut of “A Nossa Água”, a film from the State of Pará, Brazil which shows how local communities are using social technologies to facilitate access to drinking water.
The next film, “PACA – Community Adaptation Action Plans”, reports on interventions in nine Mozambican communities developed to reduce their vulnerability to the effects of climate change.
“Sandomingo – Cidadi Limpo” and “Neram N’Dok”, from Guinea-Bissau and Portugal respectively, cover urban waste management solutions and the participatory governance of a protected marine area in the Bijagós Archipelago.
The film “The Advancement of Forest Plantations on the Territory of Communities” follows, reflecting on the relationship of forestry project promoters in the north of Mozambique with the communities affected by their implementation.
The 7:00 p.m. session features a documentary “Invisible Border”, which looks into the environmental and social effects of the production of palm oil for green fuels in Colombia,
From Gorongosa National Park, the film “Redeemed Life” features the testimony of a poacher-turned-gamekeeper who today works as park supervisor fighting wildlife conservation’s most serious challenge.
Finally, closing the session, the international premiere of the film “Macoconi, Roots of Our Children” will look at the causes and consequences of the unsustainable exploitation of mangrove forests in Mozambique.
With 26 documentaries from 30 countries, INSTIDOC’s 2017 programme focusses on the environment and sustainability, culture, democracy, human rights, social development, education, gender, politics and health.Source: Instidoc / Press Release
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