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Indonesia Eco Film Festival puts spotlight on environmental issues

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, October 17, 2019  /  10:34 am
Indonesia Eco Film Festival puts spotlight on environmental issues

Indonesia Eco Film Festival features 13 films that focus on environmental issues, including the negative effects of environmental problems, sustainability and waste management. (Shutterstock/Nejron Photo)

Organizer LiveLife Indonesia presents first environmental film festival in country

With the theme “Sustainable Living: How our daily lifestyle affects the environment?”, Indonesia Eco Film Festival (IDEFF) 2019 is screening 13 films focusing on environmental issues, such as the negative effects of environmental problems, sustainability, waste management, nature and wildlife.

The featured films include Wasted by American filmmaker Karim Chrobog; Pulau Plastik (Plastic Island) by Ewa Wojkowska from Polish NGO Kopernik and Indonesian musician/ activist Gede Robi; and The Human Scale by Danish filmmaker Andreas M. Dalsgaard.

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The films are screened at multiple locations across Jakarta, such as the Institut Francais Indonesia on Jl. MH Thamrin, GoFood Festival at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Senayan and Go-Work co-working space in Setiabudi.

Co-founder of LiveLife Michael Arief Gunawan said the festival was inspired by the Singapore Eco Film Festival, which held its first edition in 2016.

The Indonesia Eco Film Festival is being held until Oct. 20 and is open to the public with free admission. Attendees are required to register on the festival’s website. (mfp/wng)