On Nov.27th the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, will once again host ‘Green Screen Day’ in conjunction with the Green Film Making Project. On ‘Green Screen Day‘, there will be special presentations for three documentaries from the festival’s 2014 ‘Green Screen’ program, as selected and hosted by our team. These screenings, at the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam,will include introductions as well as talk-backs by philosophers, specialists and scientists, and will take place between 2:15pm and 9:45 pm. Our guest speakers will focus on the most engaging and evocative environmental themes associated with the films, and will offer their first-hand experience as well as in-depth knowledge to the discussions. Get your tickets here.

Special Presentations on Green Screen Day

The special program will be presented by Simone Weimans (NOS News), and t
he three selected documentaries from the  IDFA’s 2014 full ‘Green Screen Day’ program are:

Good Things Await (Phie Ambo, Denmark)
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“Niels Stokholm is one of the most idealistic farmers in Denmark. He runs the biodynamic farm with his wife, Rita, and from their farm, Thorshøjgaard, they distribute products to some of the best restaurants in the world.But not everyone is equally fond of Thorshøjgaard and their holistic methods. Authorities and bureaucracy threaten to close down the farm. Phie Ambo follows their struggle to make sure that they are not the last to do agriculture the way they do, but some of the first.”

After the screening, Chef Jonathan Karpathios of the Dutch ‘Vork & Mes’ restaurant, will be present for an engaging talk-back.

Virunga (Orlando von Einsiedel, England)
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“In the forested depths of Eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers – including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a carer of orphan gorillas and a Belgian conservationist – protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo’s rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war in May 2012, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they’ve worked so hard to protect.”

After the screening, there will be a talk-back with the director Orlando von Einseidel, and producer ​Joanna Natasegara on the making of the film.

The Salt of the Earth (Juliano Rebeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders, Italy/France)
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“For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.”

Philosopher and author Paul van Tongeren will be present to provide insight, as well as provoke audience discussion, on the underlying themes of the film .


Check here for a closer look at the full ‘Green Screen’ program, and get your tickets (€ 10 / € 7.50 incl. discount) here. Students and holders of the IDFA Voordeelpas, CJP, or Stadspas Amsterdam are eligible for discounted ticket rates- find out more here. For an idea of what to expect, check out our coverage of last year’s 2013 ‘Green Screen Day’.

See you there!