THE BOXING PROJECT
Directors: Gonzalo Escuder & Nacho Gomez
2012 | UK | Spain | USA
Rashid Aslam’s life suffers a complete transformation after his father’s death. From professional gangster, he turns into a savior of lives. The Boxing Project tells the story of Rashid Aslam and his colleague Yasmin Sheikh, and how they try to have a positive influence on the lives of young kids in difficult situations.
FIRST PERIOD: A FILM ON GREEN SCHOOLS
Director: Aditi Banerjee
2011 | India
Targeted at students and teachers, this is a playful film that looks at education beyond the confines of a classroom. Children engage with the environment and have fun doing activities like composting, planting trees, recycling paper, learning about sustainable agriculture and water harvesting.
THIS FILM IS ABOUT
Director: Eduardo Hunter Moura
2012 | Brazil
In Rio de Janeiro an engineer fights for a sustainable future with spirited ideas and an unconventional source of energy – made from sewage.
INTERNATIONAL AID HURTS PALESTINIAN CIVIL SOCIETY
Directors: Rama Mari & Dalia Association
2012 | Palestine
In International Aid Hurts Palestinian Civil Society grassroots civil society activists discuss their experiences with international aid. Frustration and anger are evident as Palestinians explain how their work is undermined by policies and procedures imposed by international donors and NGOs. This rare insight into the specific impact of international aid policy on recipient communities will make donors and tax-paying citizens reconsider what international aid is and what it should be. Made in the run-up to the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, the film is part of an advocacy campaign to reform aid led by Dalia Association.
EMPOWERING WASTE: A BANNERS TO BAGS DOCUMENTARY
Director: Rohit Shakya
2012 | Nepal
Banners to Bags is a social and environmental entrepreneurship venture based in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the story of their vision to create alternatives to plastic bags by designing durable and reusable bags from waste materials.
HEARTS IN THE HIMALAYAS
Director: Debi Lang
2011-12 | Nepal | USA
From award-winning journalist Debi Lang comes Hearts In The Himalayas, a documentary about the extraordinary efforts of Himalayan HealthCare. The powerful film profiles the work of a tiny Nepalese NGO whom overcame a ten-year civil war to bring social change to the forgotten people living in the remote foothills in the Himalayas.
Director: Upneet Kaur-Nagpal
2012 | UK
The documentary revolves around five fascinating individuals who were once homeless on the streets of London, and now lead the Unseen city walking tours as guides along familiar streets. The guides explore unseen aspects of iconic places in London, sharing quirky historical facts combined with personal, ‘unseen’ stories of sleeping rough in these areas – opening up cultural spaces on two distinct levels.
PROTECTING OUR ATMOSPHERE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
Director: Thibault Dufour
2012 | France
The signing of the Montreal Protocol in September 1987 launched an unprecedented global effort in the protection of the environment. To this day, it is the only universally ratified environmental treaty, uniting 198 countries in taking on the fight against man-made ozone depleting substances. In celebration of the Protocol’s 25th birthday, the film reveals this global effort grew stronger with time, bringing the world to unite and tackle a global problem.