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Green Screen films at HIFF presented by Whole Foods

HIFF continues to bring awareness to the green movement through film with a host of screenings focused on preserving environmental sustainability through social responsibility. 

The Green Screen film section, sponsored by Whole Foods, features five films, each with a unique message. THE BURNING SEASON is an eco-thriller about a young man not afraid to confront the biggest challenge of our time. EARTH DAYS, from acclaimed director Robert Stone traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans. INGREDIENTS, directed by Robert Bates, explores a thriving local food movement as our world becomes a more flavorless, disconnected and dangerous place to eat.  THE LAST BEEKEEPER is a documentary by Jeremy Simmons examining the enormity of how bees are vanishing. NO IMPACT MAN:  THE DOCUMENTARY is the story of Colin Beavan, a man with a blog and a mission to live one year with no net impact on the environment. 
 
FILM SYNOPSES (ALL SCREENING TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
 
GREEN SCREEN
HAWAII PREMIERE
 
Dorjee Sun, a young Australian entrepreneur, believes there’s money to be made from protecting rainforests in Indonesia, saving the orangutan from extinction and making a real impact on climate change. Armed with a backpack, he sets out across the globe to find investors in his carbon-trading scheme. THE BURNING SEASON is an eco-thriller about a young man not afraid to confront the biggest challenge of our time.
 
Australia 2009 | 90M
Director: Cathy Henkel
Cast: Dorjee Sun, Lone Droscher-Nielsen, Achmadi
 
21-Oct   8:30 PM   Dole
22-Oct   12:00 PM   Dole
 
GREEN SCREEN
HAWAII PREMIERE
 
In EARTH DAYS, acclaimed director Robert Stone traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s to its moment of triumph in 1970 with the original Earth Day, and to its status as a major political force in America. The result is both a poetic meditation on humankind’s complex relationship with nature and a probing analysis of past responses to environmental crises. 
 
United States 2008 | 102M
Director: Robert Stone
 
16-Oct   8:30 PM   Dole
21-Oct   2:45 PM   Dole
 
GREEN SCREEN
WORLD PREMIERE
 
American food is in a state of crisis. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise, food costs are skyrocketing, family farms are in decline and our agricultural environment is in jeopardy. INGREDIENTS explores a thriving local food movement as our world becomes a more flavorless, disconnected and dangerous place to eat. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.
 
United States 2009 | 66M
Director: Robert Bates
Featuring: Bebe Neuwirth, Alice Waters, Greg Higgins
 
23-Oct   6:00 PM   Dole
24-Oct   3:45 PM   Dole
 
GREEN SCREEN
HAWAII PREMIERE
 
Bees are vanishing. Examining the enormity of this loss, Jeremy Simmons’ documentary THE LAST BEEKEEPER follows the lives of three commercial beekeepers (from South Carolina, Montana, and Washington) over the course of a year as they struggle with Colony Collapse Disorder. “If all the bees die, what do you have to live for?” asks one of the beekeepers. It’s a question for all of us.
 
United States 2009 | 67M
Director: Jeremy Simmons
 
21-Oct   6:30 PM   Dole
22-Oct   4:15 PM   Dole
 
GREEN SCREEN
HAWAII PREMIERE
 
Colin Beavan is a man with a blog and a mission: to live one year with no net impact on the environment.  That means giving up many of the things that we, as a society of consumers, accept as necessities for daily life.  NO IMPACT MAN takes a fascinating and often beautiful look into one extraordinary year in the life of a man and his family, who are along for the ride, whether they like it or not.
 
United States 2009 | 93M
Director: Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein
Featuring: Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin
 
24-Oct   8:15 PM   Dole
25-Oct   1:00 PM   Dole
 

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