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Saturday 21 July 2018
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Green Screen hosts over 900 students

Students during a screening of Jago: a Life Underwater, last Friday.

Green Screen –the Environmental Film Festival continues with free screenings for over 900 secondary school students.

The festival, produced by NGO Sustain T&T and now in its seventh year, uses the medium of film to educate the public on issues of the environment and sustainable development. Each year, Green Screen engages young people in the conversation by inviting them to participate in film screenings and Q&A sessions.

A student participates in a Q&A session after a viewing a film at Green Screen, at Imax on November 3.

Festival director Carver Bacchus says: “Now, perhaps more than ever, we hope to inspire these students to take responsibility for the future of our country, the region and the world they will inherit.”

This year’s featured film is Jago: A Life Underwater, a visually stunning documentary that tells the story of an 80-year-old hunter who reminisces about his adventures, hunting in the oceanic depths. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Togian Islands in Indonesia where he grew up, this award-winning film recreates events that capture the extraordinary turning points in his life, as a hunter and as a man.

Green Screen festival guest director Jake Kheel takes questions from students at Green Screen - the Environmental Film Festival.

Two short films produced by Sustain T&T in collaboration with the Institute for Marine Affairs, The Bottle and Nature Man are also being shown to the students. The films illustrate the importance of nurturing our marine resources. Green Screen’s school screenings take place until Tuesday, through the support of festival sponsors Atlantic and donations by corporate citizens who provide transportation.

Green Screen continues until November 10. Full information on screenings is available at greenscreentt.com.

Following is the festival screening schedule:


6 pm: Sweet Talk: Chocolate film series & talk
In collaboration with Cocobel Chocolate

A series of films exploring the cocoa and chocolate industries in Grenada, Belize and the Dominican Republic, followed by a discussion about the development and current state of the cocoa and chocolate industries in TT

Nothing Like Chocolate | 55’
Medulla Art Gallery
Admission: free

7.15 pm: The Bottle + Nature Man (6’)
Presented by the Institute for Marine Affairs & Sustain T&T

Chocolate country | 5’

The Chocolate Farmer | 71’
Medulla Art Gallery
Admission: free


8 pm: Closing night films

Our Closing Night films focus on the space where human creativity and sustainability meet.

Building Sustainable Communities | 4’

A Passion of Gold & Fire | 6’

My Community, My Lens My Voice | 5’

Creative Minds | 8’

Ciclos | 9’

Ghosts of our Forests | 63’ (Caribbean premiere)

6 Scott Street, St Clair
Admission: free

8 pm: Animation & Experimental Film Series + Cocktails
6 Scott Street, St Clair
Admission: free


10.30 pm: Closing night after party
6 Scott Street, St Clair
Admission: $60 listed (email: tiefhead@gmail.com), $80 at the door
BYOB + reusable cups.



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