|24.02. / Wednesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4|
That the climate is changing drastically and plant and animal species are dying out at a steady rate is an ominous reality. But one man’s global ecological disaster is another man’s economic opportunity. In recent years, nature conservation has become a flourishing business sector where huge sums of money change hands and endangered organisms are transformed into financial products. In the investigative documentary, Feydel and Delestrac delve into the wondrous world of green banking. Investors buy up the habitats of endangered species and then sell them in the form of shares. The pros and cons of these remarkable developments are examined through a riveting montage of breath-taking images of nature, reflective voice-overs and interviews with bankers, economists, activists and policymakers.
Denis Delestrac made his debut in non-fiction filmmaking in 2001 and signed a number of hits including IMAX blockbuster Mystery of the Nile and Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space, his first feature documentary, selected in major international film festivals and acclaimed by the critics. Documentary Sand Wars (2013) has been selected in over 40 festivals and won 15 awards.
Sandrine Feydel works as a journalist for France 3. Her previous film The Mermaids’ Tears: Oceans of Plastic toured at numerous festivals and was broadcast on 30 channels.
Nature, le nouvel eldorado de la finance
Michel Anglade, Guillaume Quignard
Via Découvertes Production
Festivals & Awards:
The Expo Milano 2015 – Prix Italia; Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2015 – Best Feature Film; Planet in Focus Canada 2015 – Best International Feature Award; Best Short Documentary, Special Prize Emys Foundation; Life Sciences Film Festival 2015 – Award of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences; Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2015 – Best Documentary; IDFA 2015
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015; Byron Bay Film Festival 2015; ReFrame Film Festival 2015; Newport Beach Environmental Film Festival 2015; Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2015
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