CIES 2020 Education Film Festivalette

In its sixth edition, the CIES 2020 Education Film Festivalette, created and funded by the Open Society Foundations Education Support Program, explores critical themes related to education beyond the human. This year’s festival highlights narratives that challenge our anthropocentric relationship to nature and bring to the forefront the paradoxical conditions confronting Homo sapiens on an endangered planet.

2020 Festivalette films available starting March 23rd till April 30th.

Coming Up Next Week 

What would you ask nature? Join us on Wednesday April 8th, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on the short film “Biomimicry” with Alexandra Ralevski, Director, Ask Nature at the Biomimicry Institute.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/571577642

“Life has been on Earth for 3.8 billion years and in that time life has learned what works (…) the idea is we should look to these biological elders, these mentors, they have figured out how to create a sustainable world… the best ideas may not be ours. ” (from the film Biomimicry)

Alexandra Ralevski is the Director of AskNature at the Biomimicry Institute, where she manages the Institute’s library of biological strategies and nature-inspired innovations. Prior to joining the Institute, she was engaged in translational research in plant biology and neuroscience as a postdoctoral associate at Yale University. She discovered biomimicry during her research and became passionate about using nature-inspired design to solve sustainability challenges in academia and industry.

The Biomimicry Institute offers resources for educators. https://biomimicry.org/education/

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Free online screenings for all registered conference participants are available via this password protected link.You will receive an email from CIES about how to access ‘vSpaces of Education.” If you experience any problems, please let us know by emailing ciesfilms@gmail.com.

 

 

Film Festivalette Live Q & A Schedule

Week 1

  1. Monday March 23rd, Live Festivalette Launch 12pm to 1pm US ES
    Join the Festival organisers to discuss the Virtual Festival Program and the role of film within CIES.
    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/256589752         Recording available in the Film Showcase
  1. Wednesday March 25th, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “The Teacher’s Protest” with film director Jon Seal and Haldis Holst, Deputy General Secretary Education International.
    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/34704364           Recording available in the Film Showcase
  2. Thursday March 26th, 12 to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Our Atoll Speaks” with film director Gemma Cubero del Barrio.
    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/254869469        Recording available in the Film Showcase
  3. Friday March 27th, 12 to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Mothers of the Land” with film director Diego Sarmiento.
    Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/224779666

Week 2

  1. Wednesday April 1st, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Symbiotic Earth” with film director John Feldman.
    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/356658394

Week 3

  1. Wednesday April 8th, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Biomimicry” with Alexandra Ralevski, Director, Ask Nature at the Biomimicry Institute.
    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/571577642

Week 4

  1. Wednesday April 15th 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “The Serengeti Rules” with film director Nicolas Brown.
    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/608753103

Week 5

  1. Wednesday April 22nd, 12pm to 1pm US EST, Live Q & A & discussion on “Tokyo Waka” with film directors John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson.
    Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/218251494

The virtual rerun of a selection of last year’s Festivalette films around the theme “Reflections on the Meaning of Human Progress” will be available from May 1st to May 31st.  

See the Program and Trailer