The UK Green Film Festival, the UK’s only national environmental film festival, is set to return for its tenth year this November at venues around the country, including Manchester’s HOME. The festival aims to unite movie lovers and green enthusiasts by exploring environmental issues through the medium of film.
This year’s festival will run between November 2-13 at a number of venues around the UK, including HOME in Manchester, Glasgow Film Theatre, Gulbenkian Arts Centre in Canterbury, Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, Stockton Arts Centre, Eastwood Park Theatre in Glasgow, Lewes Depot in East Sussex and Rio Cinema in London. The 2022 official programme is made up of five films, four of which have been directed by women, and three are UK exclusive premieres.
The programme brings together films from all over the world – from Canada to Brazil. The North Drift, directed by Steffen Krones, takes the audience to a remote Arctic island on a journey of personal curiosity. Black Mambas, by Lena Karbe, explores the first all-female anti-poaching unit, standing at the crossroads of progress and a colonial past.
The Wind Blows the Border, from Laura Faerman & Marina Weis is set on Brazil’s violent borderlands, following the growth of ruralist political power, and the intimacy of indigenous female resistance. Tigre Gente, directed by Elizabeth Unger, shares the story of a Bolivian park ranger and a young journalist from Hong Kong, who risk their lives to investigate a new, deadly jaguar trade sweeping South Africa. Lastly, Forest for the Trees, by Rita Leistner weaves together photography and film to tell the story of a community of Canadian west coast tree planters.
Tom Vaughan, festival director, said: “It’s been exciting to put the programme together for our 10th year of the UK Green Film Festival. We always want to put important environmental issues at the forefront of our audience’s mind, and we’re really proud of this year’s line-up.
“We love championing incredible film-making talent and we’re especially delighted that four out of the five films on the programme are directed by women. It’s great that three of the films will have their UK premiere over the course of the festival too, demonstrating how important our audiences are to the film industry.”
The full programme for the 2022 UK Green Film Festival and details of how to book tickets can be found on the website here.