World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Radical Friends

CHIHIRO GEUZEBROEK | NETHERLANDS, BOLIVIA | 2014 | 79' | ENGLISH, SPANISH, AYMARA, DUTCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Deforestation, CO2 emissions, climate change, the extinction of plants and animals Mother Earth isn't faring too well and humankind is rapidly heading towards a global catastrophe. What's worse is that policy and decision makers are apparently unable to turn the tide. So now what? Dutch/Bolivian Chihiro Geuzebroek refuses to resign.

She left for Bolivia to ask people 'Do you wanna be my radical friend?' and to make the environmental road movie Radical Friends. Why Bolivia? Because a remarkable law was passed by Bolivia's parliament in December 2010: the Law of the Rights of Mother Earth. It states that Planet Earth and all life on Earth require protection. In Bolivia, environmentalist, singer and filmmaker Geuzebroek looks for radical friends and allies who can help her change the world. She even meets Bolivian president Evo Morales.

The film is a personal search in every respect: Geuzebroek doesn't only explore her ideals and radical friends, but also her roots. She also meets her long-estranged father. He doesn't care about the environment the way she does.

The director of the film, Chihiro Geuzebroek, will be attending the festival and will answer the questions of the audience after the screening of her film.


Screenings
Venue: Rialto
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