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Green Film Making @ IDFA 2017

On November 23 Green Film Making will host two Doc Talks during IDFA. Extended Q&A’s with special guests moderated by sustainability manager Els Rientjes following films with a sustainable theme that stimulate the mind and deepen our knowledge about social issues. As always there will be plenty of room for questions from the audience. Without further ado, this years’ line-up: Eating Animals Director: Christopher Quinn Duration: 95 min 18:30 Brakke Grond – Red Room Eating Animals is a complex but fascinating exploration of a habit that we just can’t get rid of. Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer with the same name, this documentary offers a truckload of convincing arguments to reduce meat consumption and to restrict factory farming. An impressive line-up of experts shed light on the complexities of this issue, richly illustrated with historical fragments and, inevitably but necessary, sometimes shocking footage. Our guest for the Q&A is Esther Akkerhuis, film caterer and owner of Spek & Bonen Catering. Esther Akkerhuis (1976) has been working in the hospitality industry since she was fifteen and has more than paid her dues. In 2008, her dream to start her own business became reality. The result is Spek & Bonen (Bacon & Beans). Besides good food, sustainability is key. Bacon & Beans use solar panels and LED lights, separate waste, use environmentally friendly cleaning products and try as much as possible to avoid disposables. They have successfully introduced Meatless Monday and Veggie Friday’s on Dutch film sets and have inspired other film caterers to do the same. Let There Be Light Director: Mila Aung-Thwin Duration: 80 minutes 21:15 Brakke...