From Friday to Monday evening there will be documentaries & movies screened in one of the tents.
20:30 Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart – Code Rood (2017 by Arthur Ressler)
20:45 Hambacher Forst Occupation (2018 Seb Alex)
21:00 Beyond the Red Lines (2016)
22:40 Snowpiercer (2013)
20:30 Stille Beving (2017)
21:50 Suffraggete (2015)
20:30 The Bentley Effect (2018 – 86 minutes)
22:10 Pride (2014)
20:30 Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart – Code Rood 2017 by Arthur Ressler
20:45 Hambacher Forst Occupation by Seb Alex
21:00 Beyond the Red Lines (2016)
22:40 Man with a Movie Camera (1929 – 66 minuten)
Beyond the Red Lines (2016) – 91 minutes
From the lignite mines in the Rhineland to the port of Amsterdam or the streets of Paris during the World Climate Summit, the struggles for climate justice are fought at more and more fronts. Beyond the red lines is the story of a growing movement that says “Enough! Here and no further!” and commits civil disobedience taking the transition towards a climate just society into its own hands.
2Doc: Stille Beving (2017) – 72 minutes (with English subtitles!)
By Piet Hein van der Hoek
Documentary about the Groninger farm of the family Heite that has been damaged by the gas-extraction induced earthquakes. Twenty-four cameras were installed in and around the monumental farm from 1837 for two years. Small and large earthquakes were registered day and night. The damage to the farm accumulated and with every new subsidence the insecurity and uncertainty increased for the residents. Some disasters progress so gradually that it is difficult for the outside world to understand their impact. The aim of the maker is to make clear in this film the consequences of the quakes on the Groningen, the landscape and the cultural heritage. How does it feel when the ground vibrates under your feet? What effect does it have on your family life, how safe are you still feeling? What if you are forced to leave your home? What is your house still worth and how are you handling the damage? What is it like when an earthquake starts to control your life completely?
Annemarie Heite experiences it, together with her husband and two teenage daughters. “That stress is going to sit under your skin. You are imprisoned in a dangerous prison. I feel so let down by the government. I do not lose that feeling anymore. ” During her own struggle with NAM, administrators and politicians, Annemarie emerged as a mouthpiece for the many fellow sufferers in her neighborhood. Gradually, the enormous scale of the disaster is visible. With the Groningers the realization is growing that they have to revolt. Meanwhile, the ground continues to vibrate.
The Bentley Effect – the story of a social movement (2018)
When the coal seam gas industry staked a claim on the Northern Rivers region of Australia, alarm bells rang out. Thousands of people from all walks of life organised themselves to rally against the unconventional gas invasion. But despite the enormous public opposition, the gas industry and the State Government were determined to see their gas plan through.
A series of dramatic blockades ensued before the final battlelines were drawn in the peaceful farming valley of Bentley. A critical mass of people flocked to the site to stare down the threat of 850 riot police, ordered in to break up the protest. What happened next set an historic precedent.
Filmed over five years, The Bentley Effect documents the highs and lows of the battle to keep a unique part of Australia gasfield-free. This timely story of a community’s heroic stand shows that peaceful protest and non-violent direct action can not only overcome industrial might and political short-sightedness … but it can also be a lot of fun.
This highly acclaimed film chronicles and celebrates one of the fastest growing and most creative
social movements we have ever witnessed, posing the question ‘what is truly valuable?’
Gasland showed us the problem – The Bentley Effect points us to the solution.
Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart – Code Rood – 14 minutes
– part of a 4 channel video installation with COP21, Ende Gelände, the ZAD and Code Rood.
Not too long ago, global warming was science fiction. Now it has become hard science, and a reality we already live in. The latest reports from the sober Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggest that the planet may be approaching multiple thresholds of irreversible damage faster than was ever anticipated.
The title “Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart” refers to a situation in which all the technology needed to end the age of fossil fuel already exists. Whether the present ecological, social and economic crisis will be overcome is primarily a question of political power. The climate movement is now stronger than ever. It obstructed pipeline projects such as the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It stopped Arctic drilling and blocked fracking all over the globe. Coal-fired power plants were shut down by resistance, and the divestment movement that pressures institutions to unload their stocks from fossil fuel corporations has had successes.
The story of this ongoing film project may turn out to be a story of the beginning of the climate revolution, the moment when popular resistance began to reconfigure the world. The project follows the climate movement in its struggles to dismantle an economic system heavily dependent on fossil fuels. It records key events for the climate movement, bringing together many situations, contexts, voices and experiences. There is one film for each event.
The film “Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart: Code Rood” (14 min., 2018) highlights a civil disobedience action in the port of Amsterdam in June 2017. The blockade of Europe’s second-largest coal port draws a red line against this important fossil-capitalist infrastructure facility. The largest single source of the coal shipments is Colombia, where coal is extracted under ecologically and socially devastating conditions.
Despite the efforts of government and corporate PR to convince us otherwise, whether and when fossil fuels are abandoned will be determined above all by social movements and the degree of pressure they exert on institutions. Powerful structures force us into lives that destroy our livelihood. It is these structures that must be changed, and nothing but our action in common can change them.
“Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart” was first presented as a 2-channel video installation as part of Oliver Ressler’s solo exhibition “Property is Theft” at MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest. The project was later expanded to a 4-channel video installation and will be ongoing, with further episodes to be added as the struggle against a fossil fuel-dependent economy continues.
Hambacher Forst Occupation by Seb Alex – 11 minutes
Hambach forest is an old growth forest in the west of germany. Everything what has evolved here over thousands of years is now being destroyed to make space for a continually expanding lignite coal mine. For decades people have been resisting this profit driven destruction and for six years the forest is occupied with treehouses. This is their story.
Snowpiercer (2013) by Bong Joon-ho
In 2014, an attempt to counteract global warming through climate engineering backfires catastrophically, unintentionally causing an ice age that extinguishes all life except the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a massive train powered by a perpetual motion engine that travels a circumnavigational track, created by the transportation magnate Wilford. By 2031, elites inhabit the extravagant front cars and the “scum” inhabit the tail in squalid and brutal conditions. Led by Curtis, a group of lower-class citizens living in squalor at the back of the train are determined to get to the front of the train and spread the wealth around. Each section of the train holds new surprises for the group who have to battle their way through. A revolution is underway.
Suffragette (2015) by Sarah Gavron
A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.
Pride (2014) by Matthew Warchus
Its the summer of 1984 Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929) by Dziga Vertov and Yelizaveta Svilova
Experimenting with a wide array of diverse cinematic techniques, the indefatigable director, Dziga Vertov, incorporates jump cuts, odd angles, split screens, double exposures, extreme close-ups, and a rapid-fire montage to document the interaction of the ordinary Soviet citizen with the hectic rhythm of life. Throughout the course of a single day, from dusk till dawn, always accompanied by the rhythmic hum of the machinery, Vertov offers a grand tour of Moscow, Odessa and Kiev at breakneck speed, describing what the main character, the unknown masses, see.