Solar Cinema Greece uses the sun for the screenings and travels all over West Attica!
SATURDAY JUNE 10 | ELEFSINA, OLD RAILWAY STATION *
Journey to Utopia (Premiere)
Director/screenplay: Erlend E. Mo
INVITED SPEAKER: Eva Stefani, Director - Professor
The progressive Mo family lead a perfect life on their farm in Norway. But recently, the fact that anxiety and fear about the planet will bequeath to their children, has been keeping them awake at night. Taking a giant leap of faith, the family decides to take action and move to Permatopia, a new, self-sufficient, organic cooperative in Denmark.
SUNDAY JUNE 11 | MAGOULA, PARK-THEATER *
Dear future children
Directed by: Franz Böhm
GUEST SPEAKER: Agis Emmanuel, Director-Runner
With global protests on the rise, “Dear Future Children” follows the new generation at the center of a major political shift. The stories of Rayen, who claims social justice in Chile, Pepper who fights for democracy in Hong Kong, and Hilda, who fights against the devastating consequences of climate change in Uganda, compose a mosaic of ecological awakening and social justice.
FRIDAY JUNE 16 | MEGARA, RAILWAY STATION *
Into the Ice (Premiere)
Directed by: Lars Henrik Ostenfeld
The ice at the earth's poles is melting, the sea level is gradually rising and the consequences are predicted to be terrifying for the planet and the world. The camera travels with three pioneering explorers on their foray into Greenland's snowy interior, observes and chronicles them.
SATURDAY JUNE 17 | ASPROPYRGOS, AGROKIPIOU OPEN THEATER *
Directed by: Tzortzis Grigorakis
Actors: Vangelis Mourikis, Argyris Pantazaras, Sofia Kokkali
GUEST SPEAKER: Tzortzis Grigorakis, Director
Nikitas lives secluded in a mountain forest, which is threatened by the aggressive expansion of an industrial plant. The tone will be raised even more with the sudden arrival of his son, who claims the share of the estate he inherited from his mother. A contemporary western of recent Greek fiction.
SUNDAY JUNE 18 | MANDRA, ST. EKATERINIS PRIVATE *
Director/Screenplay: Damon Gameau
GUEST SPEAKER: Nikos Chatziargyriou, Emeritus Professor of NTUA
A groundbreaking documentary that highlights the importance of ecological action today, focusing on the alternatives that already exist to address the challenges of climate change. The aim is to ensure a beautiful future through the adoption of technological innovations in everyday life, which seem to have the potential to reverse the critical environmental situation by 2040.
FRIDAY JULY 21 | MEGARA, ALSOUS THEOGNIDOS THEATER
Eating Our Way to Extinction (premiere)
Directed by: Otto Brockway & Ludo Brockway
On our way to extinction, a hard-hitting and visually spectacular documentary, conveys the shocking testimonies and painful descriptions of indigenous people, who are already affected by the ongoing climate change. The truths recorded in the documentary can awaken, before it is already too late.
SATURDAY 22 JULY | MANDRA, FIELD PLATE RACHIS
Barricade - Road barrier
Director, screenplay: David Klammer
A documentary about the occupation of the Dannenrod forest in Hesse, which ended in December 2020. Through the recording of the daily life of the activists in the forest and their impetuous claim for better climate conditions, a spark of hope for a better future is born.
SUNDAY JULY 23 | ASPROPYRGOS, METROPOLITAN PARK OF GORITSA
Plastic pioneers (premiere)
Directed by: Mike Wafer
GUEST SPEAKER: Stathis Galazoulas, Director
A wake-up call and inspiration to action. An invitation to travel to the coral reefs, to those places where sharks and seabirds congregate, so that viewers realize the enormous danger of the scourge of plastic that overwhelms every aspect of modern life.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9 | ELEFSINA, VLYCHA*
Darwin's nightmare - Darwin's Nightmare
Director/screenplay: Hubert Sauper
GUEST SPEAKER: Aris Fatouros, Director-Program Advisor of VOULI Television
In the heart of Africa, about 20 years ago, a new animal species was introduced into Lake Victoria, as part of a scientific experiment. The Nile perch proved so aggressive that soon all the other fish in the lake disappeared. Today, Nile perch is exported around the world, while its trade is framed by the illegal arms trade for the countless wars fought in the dark heart of the African continent.
SUNDAY SEP 10 | ELEFSINA, OLD RAILWAY STATION*
The last Forest - The Last Forest (premiere)
Directed by Luiz Bolognesi
INVITED SPEAKER: Theodota Nantsou, WWF Representative
With powerful scenes - alternating between observation, fixed sections and intense soundscapes - Luiz Bolognesi records the daily life of the indigenous Yanomami community and depicts the threatened environment, the Amazon rainforest, in which they live.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16 | ELEFSINA, OASIS
The Last Human - The Last Human (premiere)
Directed by: Ivalo Frank
GUEST SPEAKER: Ivalo Frank, Director
Life on Earth begins and ends with Greenland. Researcher Minnick Rosing's landmark discovery of the first form of life contrasts with the melting ice masses. Ivalo Frank's tribute to her vast country takes the form of a tribute, acrobatic between two extremes: the beginning and the end of life on Earth as we know it.
SUNDAY SEP 17 | ELEFSINA, OASIS
To the last drop: Europe's secret water war
Directed by: George Avgeropoulos
GUEST SPEAKER: George Avgeropoulos, Journalist-Filmmaker
Major European cities - such as Paris and Berlin - have regained public control of their water, rejecting as a failure the private management model they tried for decades. At the same time the European Union is pressuring indebted countries to privatize their own public water supply systems. Between corporate and public interests, between lobbies and EU policies, Europe's unknown water war is unfolding.
Conducting Educational Activities
(for children and youth)
The film screenings are complemented by educational activities organized by professionals in the field of environmental education.
THE CIRCLES OF LIFE - Painting/Photography Workshop depicting the cycles of life and nature in the region of Western Attica.
A LETTER FROM THE ENVIRONMENT - Workshop for Creating Letters to the Environment
AN ENVIRONMENTAL WALK - Thematic Nature Walks on ecology, natural resources and energy.
MICROKOSMOS - Photography workshop based on the basic use of a phone or tablet to capture the surrounding space.
ART DIRECTION & CURATOR: Gina Petropoulou, Kleoni Flessa
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: Stefania Charitou, Alexandros Filippidis
PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION: Sofia Pouloupati, Antonia Pternea, Kyriakos Liarakos
PRODUCTION EXECUTION: Peloponnese International Documentary Festival, Kalamata Creative Documentary Center
A production of the 2023 Elefsis Cultural Capital of Europe
Georgia Voudouri - Director of Cultural Development
Neoklis Mantas - Head of Cultural Development
The action is supported by the Region of Attica
In collaboration with the Municipalities of Aspropyrgos, Mandras-Idyllias & Megara, and the Cultural Association of Megara "Theognis".