In collaboration with the Goethe Institut, The Cooler Lumpur Festival will be screening two selections from the Science Film Festival.
Decoding The Weather Machine
Eng, 113:23 minutes
Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It’s hard not to conclude that something’ s up with the weather. Scientists agree that it’s the result of the weather machine itself— our climate— changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it? How and when will it affect us through the weather? What will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the world on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how we can be resilient— even thrive— in the face of enormous change.
The Exploitation Of The Forests
German w Eng subtitles 97:30 minutes
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an association for the certification of sustainable forestry, was founded 25 years ago. The FSC seal is the world’s most important eco-label. The Bonn-based FSC has so far certified forest management for more than 200 million hectares of forest. So what is the ecological benefit of 25 years of FSC? To see if the FSC can stop the destruction of the jungles, Manfred Ladwig and Thomas Reutter spent months filming at the global hotspots of deforestation. Their investigative research reveals that the FSC does not remove the eco-label from companies accused of processing illegally harvested virgin forest. An investigative film about the links between FSC, illegal logging and the expulsion of indigenous people living in the forests.
There will be a short intermission between each screenings.
Admission is free.