The Earth’s environment is at the top of our minds these days and DFI is pleased to work with the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) to bring Doha audiences a series of intriguing films that shine a spotlight on the wonders of our world and our impact on it. Come and find out more about some of the mysteries of Nature – and how you can help solve the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
DFI Green Screen presented by COP18/CMP8 screenings are free to the public, with limited seating on a first-come first-served basis.
Screenings will take place at the Open Air Green Screen at the Katara Esplanade.
On 27 November, after the screening of Rafea: Solar Mama, Rafea herself and others from the film will be on hand to answer questions from the audience after the film, along with co-director Mona Eldaief.
Celebrated director and actor Jacques Perrin will be in attendance for a Q&A session after the screening of his Winged Migration on 1 December.
DFI Green Screen presented by COP18/CMP8 Screenings:
Rafea: Solar Mama
Tuesday, November 27 – 08:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A session with Rafea and the filmmaker
Jehane Noujeim, Mona Eldaief / Feature Documentary / United States of America, Denmark, Jordan, Egypt / 2012 / 76 min / In Arabic with English subtitles
Rafea, a Jordanian Bedouin mother, leaves her desert home to travel to India, where she is joined by 30 illiterate grandmothers from around the world at the Barefoot College, which trains women in the technology of solar energy.
Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process
Wednesday, November 28, 08:30 PM
This screening will be followed by The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
Jacob Jørgensen, Henrik Lundø / Feature Documentary / Denmark / 2009 / 52 min / In English with Arabic subtitles
This portrait film of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson spans four particularly eventful years in the life of the artist, who is renowned for works that feature elements from nature.
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
Wednesday, November 28, 09:30 PM
This screening will follow Olafur Eliasson: Space is Process
Lucy Walker / Feature Documentary / United States of America / 2011 / 40 min / In Japanese with Arabic, English subtitles
Survivors in the areas hardest hit by the recent tsunami in Japan find the courage to rebuild their shattered lives and community when the cherry blossoms come into bloom.
The Island President
Thursday, November 29, 08:30 PM
Jon Shenk / Feature Documentary / United States of America / 2011 / 101 min / In Dhivehi, English with Arabic subtitles
Jon Shenk’s ‘The Island President’ is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any ever faced by a world leader – the survival of his country and everyone living in it.
Friday, November 30, 06:30 PM – This screening is in Arabic
Friday, November 30, 09:00 PM – This screening is in English
Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Feature Documentary / France / 2009 / 120 min / In Arabic, English
“We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate,” write the makers of Home. “The stakes are high for us and our children.
Saturday, December 1, 08:30 PM
Followed by a Q&A session with director Jacques Perrin
Jacques Perrin / Feature Documentary / France / 2001 / 85 min / In English with Arabic subtitles
Breathtaking – literally bird’s eye- view – cinematography, shot over three years in 40 countries, is the hallmark of this stunning documentary. It tracks the migration of several species of birds as they make their annual gruelling trek from their summer homes in northern and southern climes to winter nearer the Equator.