Delegation of the European Union
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Best European documentaries at the ECOCUP Film Festival in Moscow and St Petersburg

Moscow, 15/11/2019 - 09:34, UNIQUE ID: 191115_28
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Climate change, waste, human impact on environment, but also art and green economy are the main topics of the 10th ECOCUP Film Festival that is taking place on 15 – 18 November in Saint Petersburg and on 19 – 24 November in Moscow.

This time, the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation offers a programme of 8 films from several EU member states – Denmark, France, Italy, and the UK. One of the programme's highlights, the Italian documentary "Soyalism", will be presented by film director Enrico Parenti. Following the industrial production chain of pork, from China to Brazil through the United States and Mozambique, "Soyalism" describes the enormous concentration of power in the hands of a few Western and Chinese companies. It also raises our awareness of the impact that the livestock farming and soybean production have on the ecology. This film won 7 prizes for best documentary at international festivals, including Krakow International Green Film Festival and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

A side programme of the Festival will feature several lectures, round tables and discussions under the general theme “Global climate change: Is Greta Thunberg right?” in Moscow on 23 and 24 November. Young climate scientists, meteorologists, hydrologists, biologists and economists will explain the essence of future changes. Refusal of investments as a way to save the planet, waste recycling, circular economy and climate change will be the subjects of discussions and round tables with experts from Finland, Sweden and Germany. Open lectures by experts are also foreseen in Saint Petersburg.

The full program of the festival is available on the website 

The 10th International Green Documentary Film Festival ECOCUP in Moscow is organized with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation, Heinrich Böll Foundation in Russia, company “Ecoline”, US Embassy in Russia, Canadian Embassy in Russia, French Institute in Russia, Lush and the association “Goal number seven”.


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