The 2009 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival is June 11-June 25. There are
four great environmental films being shown at the festival this
year, and I thought you would enjoy the opportunity to view them.
showing June 13th
, focuses on the infamous ?Amazon
Chernobyl? case, a 16-year battle between indigenous
communities in Ecuador nearly destroyed by oil drilling and
Chevron, one of the world?s largest oil companies.
The Yes Men
Fix the World, showing June 25th,
is a screwball true story of
a couple of activists who infiltrate the world of big business
and pull off outrageous pranks to expose corporate greed and
its impact on society.
The Age of Stupid, showing June 13th and
,is a documentary-drama-animation hybrid that takes place
in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at footage from
2008 and wondering: Why didn?t we stop climate change when we
had the chance?
Good Fortune, showing June 24
, explores how massive,
international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be
undermining the very communities they aim to benefit. It
examines the intricate relationship between aid, those who need
it and their environments. At almost all of the screenings of
the film, the filmmakers will be present to answer questions
from the audience.
For further film information and trailers, please visit the
website at: www.hrw.org/iff/new-york. You can also go to this
website to buy tickets directly from Lincoln Center's Walter