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New European Bauhaus
10 April - 19:00 | 13 April - 10:00 - Auditorium

Movie sessions

Fest : Movie Session

Join us for an inspiring movie event featuring a series of thought-provoking short films that explore the impacts of a changing climate on our world. From the distant future to the suburban area of a city, these films dive into the devastating effects of climate change on humans and nature, and the resilient people who innovatively adapt to a warming climate.

Since 2018, the European Commission supports the creation and enhances the quality of European film festivals organised by the EU Delegations in-country. The five short films are part of the repository available to all EU Delegations to promote European cinema worldwide. The “Support to EU Film Festivals” initiative is managed by a consortium formed by Goethe-Institut, Institut français and Cineuropa, the portal for the promotion of the European cinema.

Don't miss this inspirational film event that will leave you feeling hopeful and empowered to make a difference.

All films will be subtitled in English.


TANT DE FORETS by Burku Sankur and Geoffrey Godet (2014), 3 min


Synopsis: The short film is based on a poem of Jacques Prévert. The poem speaks of the irony of the fact that newspaper warn us about deforestation although they are made of paper themselves.


KOKOTA: THE ISLET OF HOPE by Craig Norris (2016), 29 min


Synopsis: The Islet of Hope tells the story of Mbarouk’s quest to help Kokota. This short, 30 minutes documentary introduces viewers to the resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and explores how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate while reforesting their island. This inspirational film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts.


A SUNNY DAY by Faouzi Bensaïdi (2019), 10 min

EU, Morocco

Synopsis: Under the impacts of a changing climate, the world changes, it has already changed. In a distant and near future, both fantastic and absurd, men and wo-men survive as they can. Following a man, a slender figure between Tati and Buster Keaton, we discover through scenes of his daily life how devastating the effects of climate change are on humans and nature. How do we barricade against excessive heat or cold? How will it be to go to a supermarket, or a zoo filled with different animals and species? A disturbing and hilarious ride in the future that is already our present.


OLMO by Silvio Soldini (2019), 8 min

EU, Italy

Synopsis: Olmo, eighty years old, looks out of the window of a building in the suburban area of a city. His eighty-year-old grandson Giulio is reading him an article from the newspaper about melting glaciers, the greenhouse effect, methane and CO2... “What is C-O-2?” asks the child. “Do you remember the carbon dioxide we studied?” says Grandpa. “The one the trees breathe?” asks Giulio. The day after, they’re leaving for a short tour instead of going to school, searching for an old tree.


THERMOSTAT 6 by Maya Av-Ron, Mylène Cominotti, Marion Coudert, Sixtine Dano (2018), 5 min


Synopsis: Diane can't ignore anymore the leak coming from the ceiling above the family diner…