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Livable Planet Film Festival

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On Earth Day 2021 SF IndieFest kicks off an environmental film festival that keeps alive the independent spirit that launched the green movement. The festival will include 67 films playing in 27 programs exploring all areas of activism, wildlife and adventure. We aim to celebrate the blue marble we all live on and also confront the challenges we face in maintaining a livable planet.

Featured Films Include:


Baato
82 minutes | Nepal
Every winter Mikma and her family travel by foot from their village deep in the Himalaya of Nepal to sell local medicinal plants in urban markets. This year, construction of a new highway to China has begun in their roadless valley, and things are never going to be the same.


The Burning Field
75 minutes | Ghana
In this immersive portrait of life in an environmental wasteland, four young Ghanaians struggle to navigate work and relationships over a single day in Agbogbloshie, the largest e-waste dump on earth.


Climbing Blind
57 minutes | United Kingdom
As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.


The Conscience of Clothing
100 minutes | Germany, Cambodia
Inspired by welcoming encounters with locals, THE CONSCIENCE OF CLOTHING is an authentic snapshot of an industry that accounts for the livelihood and everyday reality of roughly a fifth of Cambodia's population.


The Crab Season
52 minutes | France
In France, behind the cliff of Etretat, Christophe, who is visually impaired, fishes crabs and lobsters by hand, in an almost lunar space, where no one ventures. At his side, we experience what Christophe feels, starting with the beauty of this landscape.


Entangled
75 minutes | United States
CENTERPIECE FILM: ENTANGLED is an award-winning, feature-length film about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world's most endangered species, North America's most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both.


Eye of the Storm
78 minutes | United States
James Morrison, one of Britain's finest landscape artists, reflects on his remarkable artistic journey and the devastating effects of climate change he has witnessed he confronts his sight loss by attempting one final masterpiece.


Landfall
91 minutes | United States
OPENING NIGHT FILM: Featuring intimate encounters with Puerto Ricans as well as the newcomers flooding the island, LANDFALL reflects on a question of contemporary global relevance: when the world falls apart, who do we become?


The Long Coast
80 minutes | United States
In a series of lyrical portraits, THE LONG COAST illuminates the stories of Maine's seafolk, those whose lives and livelihoods are inextricably connected to the ocean.


Once you Know
104 minutes | France
Once you Know is the intimate journey of director Emmanuel Cappellin's across the abyss of a world at the edge of climate-induced collapse.


Operation Wolf Patrol
86 minutes | United States
Operation Wolf Patrol is a feature length documentary about eco-activist, Rod Coronado, and his attempt to end wolf hunting in the United States.


Our Mothers Land
55 minutes | United Kingdom
Across Indonesia, hundreds of rural communities are in conflict with corporations seeking control of their resources. When they push back, they face the wrath of the state.


Overland
104 minutes | United States
OVERLAND follows the stories of three falconers each facing a unique set of challenges as they pursue their passion for the ancient art of partnering with birds of prey.


Pushed Up The Mountain
76 minutes | China, United States
PUSHED UP THE MOUNTAIN is a poetic and emotionally intimate film about plants and the people who care for them. Through the tale of the migrating rhododendron, now endangered in its native China, the film reveals how high the stakes are for all living organisms in this time of unprecedented destruction of the natural world.


Red Heaven
84 minutes | United States
CLOSING NIGHT FILM: A crew of six non-astronauts from all over the world, chosen for their ability to survive isolation, embark on a one-year mission in the Mars simulation station in Hawai'i in order to provide much-needed research for the future of space exploration.


River Tales
82 minutes | Nicaragua
While a Chinese business-man wants to take control of the interoceanic route in Nicaragua, actor and teacher Yemn creates a play with the local kids to reflect on their history, their identity and the country's future.


Slaxx
77 minutes | Canada
MIDNIGHT MOVIE - Pants shopping just got a little more dangerous with SLAXX, a comedy-horror film about jeans that kill, and it's pretty much what you'd expect from a killer-pants story.


Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish
51 minutes | Russian Federation
Will humans exhaust the inexhaustible sockeye salmon?


To Which We Belong
89 minutes | United States
To Which We Belong is a documentary that highlights farmers and ranchers leaving behind conventional practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable.


What Should I Put in My Coffee?
86 minutes | United States
What Should I Put in My Coffee? is the world's first feature-length documentary about coffee creamer. Using this seemingly light-hearted topic as a starting point, the film explores big ideas about farming and animal agriculture, the environment, and the role of consumers in our current food system.
On Earth Day 2021 SF IndieFest kicks off an environmental film festival that keeps alive the independent spirit that launched the green movement. The festival will include 67 films playing in 27 programs exploring all areas of activism, wildlife and adventure. We aim to celebrate the blue marble we all live on and also confront the challenges we face in maintaining a livable planet.

Featured Films Include:


Baato
82 minutes | Nepal
Every winter Mikma and her family travel by foot from their village deep in the Himalaya of Nepal to sell local medicinal plants in urban markets. This year, construction of a new highway to China has begun in their roadless valley, and things are never going to be the same.


The Burning Field
75 minutes | Ghana
In this immersive portrait of life in an environmental wasteland, four young Ghanaians struggle to navigate work and relationships over a single day in Agbogbloshie, the largest e-waste dump on earth.


Climbing Blind
57 minutes | United Kingdom
As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and attempting to be the first blind person to make a 'non-sight' lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.


The Conscience of Clothing
100 minutes | Germany, Cambodia
Inspired by welcoming encounters with locals, THE CONSCIENCE OF CLOTHING is an authentic snapshot of an industry that accounts for the livelihood and everyday reality of roughly a fifth of Cambodia's population.


The Crab Season
52 minutes | France
In France, behind the cliff of Etretat, Christophe, who is visually impaired, fishes crabs and lobsters by hand, in an almost lunar space, where no one ventures. At his side, we experience what Christophe feels, starting with the beauty of this landscape.


Entangled
75 minutes | United States
CENTERPIECE FILM: ENTANGLED is an award-winning, feature-length film about how climate change has accelerated a collision between one of the world's most endangered species, North America's most valuable fishery, and a federal agency mandated to protect both.


Eye of the Storm
78 minutes | United States
James Morrison, one of Britain's finest landscape artists, reflects on his remarkable artistic journey and the devastating effects of climate change he has witnessed he confronts his sight loss by attempting one final masterpiece.


Landfall
91 minutes | United States
OPENING NIGHT FILM: Featuring intimate encounters with Puerto Ricans as well as the newcomers flooding the island, LANDFALL reflects on a question of contemporary global relevance: when the world falls apart, who do we become?


The Long Coast
80 minutes | United States
In a series of lyrical portraits, THE LONG COAST illuminates the stories of Maine's seafolk, those whose lives and livelihoods are inextricably connected to the ocean.


Once you Know
104 minutes | France
Once you Know is the intimate journey of director Emmanuel Cappellin's across the abyss of a world at the edge of climate-induced collapse.


Operation Wolf Patrol
86 minutes | United States
Operation Wolf Patrol is a feature length documentary about eco-activist, Rod Coronado, and his attempt to end wolf hunting in the United States.


Our Mothers Land
55 minutes | United Kingdom
Across Indonesia, hundreds of rural communities are in conflict with corporations seeking control of their resources. When they push back, they face the wrath of the state.


Overland
104 minutes | United States
OVERLAND follows the stories of three falconers each facing a unique set of challenges as they pursue their passion for the ancient art of partnering with birds of prey.


Pushed Up The Mountain
76 minutes | China, United States
PUSHED UP THE MOUNTAIN is a poetic and emotionally intimate film about plants and the people who care for them. Through the tale of the migrating rhododendron, now endangered in its native China, the film reveals how high the stakes are for all living organisms in this time of unprecedented destruction of the natural world.


Red Heaven
84 minutes | United States
CLOSING NIGHT FILM: A crew of six non-astronauts from all over the world, chosen for their ability to survive isolation, embark on a one-year mission in the Mars simulation station in Hawai'i in order to provide much-needed research for the future of space exploration.


River Tales
82 minutes | Nicaragua
While a Chinese business-man wants to take control of the interoceanic route in Nicaragua, actor and teacher Yemn creates a play with the local kids to reflect on their history, their identity and the country's future.


Slaxx
77 minutes | Canada
MIDNIGHT MOVIE - Pants shopping just got a little more dangerous with SLAXX, a comedy-horror film about jeans that kill, and it's pretty much what you'd expect from a killer-pants story.


Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish
51 minutes | Russian Federation
Will humans exhaust the inexhaustible sockeye salmon?


To Which We Belong
89 minutes | United States
To Which We Belong is a documentary that highlights farmers and ranchers leaving behind conventional practices that are no longer profitable or sustainable.


What Should I Put in My Coffee?
86 minutes | United States
What Should I Put in My Coffee? is the world's first feature-length documentary about coffee creamer. Using this seemingly light-hearted topic as a starting point, the film explores big ideas about farming and animal agriculture, the environment, and the role of consumers in our current food system.
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