SILBERSALZ FESTIVAL X SFL: CLIMATICA
SUN 4 JUNE, 5.00 PM – PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL
In partnership with The Silbersalz Science and Media Festival (Halle, Germany), we present CLIMATICA.
Join us for an night that combines cinema, expert insights, and audience participation to confront the pressing issue of the climate crisis.
From the mesmerizing dance language in “Homing Instinct” to the transformative power of wellness in “Spa Sybarite,” each film offers a unique perspective on our relationship with the environment. Witness the impermanence of nature in “Time Tourists” and embark on a surreal journey through “Tomorrow is a Water Palace,” where a lone protagonist yearns to restore balance to a barren world.
Following the film programme, we will lead a dynamic and inclusive discussion on the challenges of climate change and our collective responsibility. Gain valuable insights, explore potential solutions, and actively participate by sharing your thoughts and questions.
Guests include Lydia Dean Pilcher. Lydia is a two time Emmy winning, Oscar nominated producer and founder of New York production company Cine Mosaic, working in the international landscape of cinema and multicultural storytelling. She produced over 40 feature films before transitioning to writing and directing. Her director credits include the WWII female spy thriller, A Call to Spy, and the climate narratives Radium Girls and science fiction film, Homing Instinct.
As Co-founder of the Producers Guild of America’s PGA Green initiative and GreenProductionGuide.com, she has been an ambassador for sustainability in entertainment for over 15 years. She co-chairs the Directors Guild of America Sustainable Future Committee and is a co-leader of the WGA/PGA Interguild Climate Storytelling Initiative.
The conversation is moderated by TOM HUNTER, the current Director of the Arthur C Clarke Award, an annual award given for the best science fiction novel.
Films screening include:
Dir: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Year: 2022, Country: USA, Runtime: 30 mins, Language: English
A psychologist meets a time traveller and questions around government authority and the individual are explored using the language of dance
Dir: Ian Sweeney, Year: 2022, Country: New Zealand, Runtime: 6 mins, Language: English
Two strangers experience the beauty of nature, but learn their surroundings are far from permanent.
TOMORROW IS A WATER PALACE
Dir: Juanita Onzaga, Year: 2022, Country: Colombia, Mexico, Italy, Belgium, Runtime: 15 mins, Language: Spanish, Italian
Sybille, the last woman on Earth, a planet where water no longer exists. She seeks to communicate with the spirit of water,
Dir: Joshua Ashish Dawson, Year: 2022, Country: USA, Runtime: 3 mins, Language: English
One of the world’s fastest, most resilient markets, wellness, not healthcare, is becoming the clear & present winner of the climate change.