National Geographic photographer Balog goes to the mental, physical and technical extreme to deliver images of glacial events rarely seen by humans in one of the most important films about climate change since An Inconvenient Truth. From the producer of Academy-Award winner The Cove. Screening followed by a reception to launch our Films on the Environment Series.
With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. Seen through the eyes of well-chosen and stubborn residents, their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America.
Shown at VTIFF 2012’s Church Street open air screening, this powerful and award-winning film deserves to be seen as widely as possible for its beauty and for the cinematic way it communicates its message. With no narration – only masterful editing of images and sounds – it chronicles the last days of a wild orangutan named Green in the once lush forests of Borneo.
Warning: Not recommended for under 12s or the faint of heart.
Shown with new shorts produced by the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
The one that almost got away! VTIFF is proud to present Where Do We Go Now? the hilarious and moving film from one of Lebanon’s leading writer/actor/director’s Nadine Labaki.
When tensions flare in Beirut between Christians and Muslims, the women of a remote village go to great lengths to keep their men from plunging their fragile community into violence. Labaki’s film is a one of a kind, Middle Eastern musical antiwar comedy. VTIFF fans are in for a huge treat.