Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 Cape Town Eco Film Festival


DO NOT MISS the inaugural Cape Town Eco Film Festival, which will take place at the Labia Theatre on Orange Street in Cape Town from Thursday the 27th of March to Monday the 31st of March

We’ve got so many brilliant environmental documentaries to share with Capetonians, we’ve had to extend the length of the Festival by a day. The Festival will now run from the 27th until the 31st of March, instead of the 30th as initially planned”. 
- Dougie Dudgeon. 

Among the 25 short and feature-length films to be on show, are 10 movies that have never been seen in South Africa. 

We’ve really got something for everyoneWhether you’re interested in fracking or industrial hemp production, genetic engineering or climate change, the fate of the world’s bees or organic food – we’ve got a documentary film for you!” 
- Andreas Wilson-Späth

The highlights of the lineup include:

  • Gasland Part II – the explosive follow-up to the 2011 Oscar-nominated film Gasland about fracking.
  • Blackfish – an astonishing eco-thriller about the plight of killer whales in captivity and the danger that comes with it.
  • Bringing It Home – a film about industrial hemp cultivation featuring Cape Town’s own hemp expert Tony Budden of Hemporium fame.
  • More Than Honey – a beautiful Swiss masterpiece that compares old-fashioned beekeeping with its modern industrial counterpart.

The complete programme and information about all of the films, including trailers, can be found on the Festival website:

Tickets will sell for R45, of which R5 will go towards Festival sponsor Greenpop’s tree planting efforts. “Festival goers will also be able to buy ‘Tree Tickets’, which will cost R160 and each of which will allow Greenpop to plant a tree!” explains Wilson-Späth.

Online ticket sales will become available on the Festival website within the next few weeks.
For now, tickets may be reserved by calling the Labia box office at 021 424 5927.

The Cape Town Eco Film Festival is a project of While You Were Sleeping, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing documentary films with important environmental, social and political messages to South African audiences.

The Festival is made possible through generous contributions from sponsors Reliance Compost, JoJo Tanks, Hemporium, Ballo and Earthbound wines, and is hosted in partnership with Greenpop, Exploring Consciousness, Simply Green, Green Times, Project 90 By 2030, Bicycle Cape Town, Bellovista Productions, Janet Botes, Coz it Counts and the Charter for Compassion.

For more information, visit and and follow While You Were Sleeping on Twitter (@WYWS_SA).

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