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Voices of Transition

Nils Aguilar / France - Germany / 2012 / 66 ' / English - French - German - Spanish / S.T. English

Credits

Nicolas Servide
Sylvie Pécherat
Julie Roué
Elischa Kaminer

Links & Reviews

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection: 8e Festival International du Film Ecologique de Bourges, 2012
Official Selection: Festival des Libertés Brüssel, 2012
Official Selection: Festival Alimenterre Brüssel, 2012
Official Selection: Festival du Film Vert, Romandie, 2012
Official Selection: Globale 2012 in Würzburg und Leipzig
Official Selection: Festival Génération Durable in Verneuil-sur-Avre, 2012
Official Selection: Ekotopfilm-Festival Bratislava, 2012
Screening: Cinema Politica Concordia, 2013
Official Selection: Environmental Film Fest (in the Nation’s capital) Washington, D.C., 2013
Official Selection: Cinema Verde Festival Gainesville, Florida, 2013
Official Selection: Festival International du Film de l’Environnement FIFE Paris, France, 2013
Official Selection: Green Film Festival in Seoul Seoul, South Korea, 2013
Official Selection: Ecofest International Festival of Ecology Films Transylvania, Romania, 2013
Official Selection: Filmambiente Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013
Official Selection: DR Environmental Film Festival Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 2013
Official Selection: Festival Alimenterre Frankreich, 2013

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

An original & upbeat doc on responses by eco-minded farmers & communities to food insecurity in a time of climate change and peak oil.

Synopsis

By focusing on immediate profit and ignoring millennia of experience in agronomy,  agroindustry is responsible for the unprecedented erosion of soils now occurring around the world. Add climate change and dwindling natural resources to the picture, and it would appear that even societies in the Global North are no longer safe from famines. Voices of Transition is a film which is optimistic but clear-sighted. It makes clear that these current and impending crises are, in fact, positive challenges!

In France, farmers and researchers demonstrate that agroforestry techniques, which imitate natural ecosystems, have enormous potential for our agriculture. It would appear to be just a matter of time before our monocultural fields are tranformed (back) into abundant and biodiverse edible forests.

In England, the Transition Towns movement is developing at an astonishing pace. It illustrates that food production must not be solely in the hands of rural farmers (or faceless corporations), but that we can bring it into the very heart of cities. City-dwellers are no longer mere consumers, but instead play a vital part in the transformation of their communities towards local resilience.

In Cuba, the fall of the USSR in 1990 and the US embargo led to the country to experience “peak oil” long before it was expected. Shortages in resources led the Cubans to develop innovative solutions, with the result that they became vastly more self-sufficient in food production. In Cuba, food is now produced organically, in a decentralised, community-supporting way.

 

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