Boston Green FilmFest


  • 08/11/2017 12:00 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

By their sheer size and original shapes, baobabs are among the most remarkable trees on the planet. Relatively unknown in Madagascar, the giants are currently threatened by deforestation. To study them, in the heart of their forests, Cyrille Cornu and Wilfried Ramahafaly travel by pirogue, exploring 400 km of wild and isolated coastline in the southwest of Madagascar. (See the trailer in "READ MORE")

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  • 08/11/2017 01:30 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

From Academy Award -winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time. (See the trailer in "READ MORE")

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  • 08/11/2017 04:00 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

This film immerses the audience in the battle to halt the extraction of gas, oil and minerals from indigenous Amazon land in Peru. The parallels to the pipeline resistance movement in Massachusetts are hard to deny.

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  • 08/12/2017 12:00 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today. Yoga can provide a path to good health and inner peace which may prove essential to surviving the tumultuous world we live in. (See the trailer in "READ MORE")

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  • 08/12/2017 02:00 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

This is a story about democracy, human rights, and what it means to stand up for your values in America today. It is also a testament to the power of women rallying for issues they hold dear - how can women call out to save our earth? Come see the Boston première!

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  • 08/12/2017 04:00 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

Filmmaker Juan C. Davila stays inside a resistance camp (Campamento Playas Pa'l Pueblo) in Carolina, Puerto Rico and sees firsthand the controversial issue that is occurring on the beach, pitting the local people against the large developer, the Marriott. Where is the line between the tourism industry and being able to enjoy/protect one's home? And, how would development of this beach wreak havoc to sea life such as the leatherback turtle? The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

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  • 08/13/2017 12:00 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be a pristine ocean.

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  • 08/13/2017 02:00 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

Lynne Cherry works with Youth to bring their voice to film. See how amazing our young creative minds can be and meet some of the students who were involved with the films. See SAVE TOMORROW with students from Lexington, MA who in their brief time on the planet have already made a big difference.

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  • 08/13/2017 04:00 PM
  • Boston City Hall Plaza, City Hall Atrium

Ñawinchasqa - Elegida is the third film of a series of documentaries (Misterios de los Andes) done by filmmaker Jose Huaman Turpo, located in Cusco, high in the mountains of Peru. He has been capturing his indigenous people on camera for several years with dramatic photography and storyline. This film is about their water ritual. (Para español, abajar)

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