THE 2ND GLOBAL EXTRACTION FILM FESTIVAL STARTS TOMORROW!
GLOBAL EXTRACTION FILM FESTIVAL | 9-12 SEPTEMBER 2021 | STREAMED FREE ONLINE WORLDWIDE | 150+ DOCUMENTARIES AND URGENT SHORTS FROM 40+ COUNTRIES | HIGHLIGHTING THE DESTRUCTIVE IMPACTS OF EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES
4 FILM PROGRAMS | GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES | FOCUS ON THE AMERICAS | ANIMAL-HUMAN STUDIES | PRESENTED BY PATAGONIA | AND VARIOUS SPECIAL EVENTS
FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAM: CARIBBEANCREATIVITY.NL | FESTIVAL TRAILER: VIMEO.COM/592260148
The Global Extraction Film Festival (GEFF), launched last year by Jamaican environmental filmmaker Esther Figueroa (Vagabond Media) and Dutch film scholar and programmer Emiel Martens (University of Amsterdam, Caribbean Creativity) will be hosted online and for free from September 9-12. The festival, which presents a selection of over 150 films, including a prominent focus program on the Americas, aims to bring attention to the destructive impacts of extractive industries and to highlight communities across the world who are bravely defending against annihilation while creating livable futures.
GEFF2021 will feature 4 programs with over 150 documentaries and urgent shorts from over 40 countries, with a wide range of compelling topics that everyone needs to think about. Where, how and by whom is the food we eat, water we drink, clothes we wear, materials in our technology, the energy that powers our lives produced and transported? What are we to do with the billions of tons of waste we create daily? What is our relationship to other species and all life on the planet? Extraction has caused the anthropocene; the climate crisis is real and cannot be wished away or solved by magical technologies based on extraction.