the multi-award winning documentary Honeyland will be screened in Bucharest, as part of One Minute Older

Months, October 3from 20:30, to Elvire Popesco Cinema the documentary will be projected Burning in the Sun (2010, USA, dir. Cambria Matlow & Morgan Robinson), which follows the story of a young man from Africa who returns to his native Mali to start a first-of-its-kind solar panel business. Daniel wants to bring electricity to villages that have never had power, and the challenges of a young African entrepreneur are completely different from those in Europe or the US. But the new generation wants to change that.

Tuesday, October 4from 19:30, to Residence9the documentary can be watched H2Omx (2014, Mexico, dir. José Cohen, Lorenzo Hagerman). The largest city in the northern hemisphere of the planet, Mexico City, is facing an unprecedented water crisis although, paradoxically, rain is a very common phenomenon in this mega-city. H20mx explores the inconvenient truth in depth, through an extraordinary foray into the streets and homes of Mexico City, through interviews with specialists, residents, but also through a series of panoramic images that provide an urban perspective on the problem. The entry is free!

And on Wednesday October 5from 19:30, to Apollo111 Theatreviewers are expected to Honeyland (2019, North Macedonia, dir. Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov), a fascinating documentary about beekeeping and the essential role these intelligent beings play in the balance of the planet. One of the most awarded films of 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival and double Oscar nominee, Honeyland takes its viewers to an archaic land stuck in time, where one of the last beekeepers in Europe using traditional bee-keeping techniques tries to protect the future of these insects and keep the peace between the past and the future.

projection Honeyland will be followed by a conversation with Loic van Cutsem from BeeOdiversity, one of the most important bee protection associations in Europe. Loïc van Cutsem is present in Bucharest to participate in Climate Change Summit – Solution for The Future, which will take place at the Odeon Theater between October 4 and 5.

The film program was curated by Richard Peña, professor at The School of The Arts, Columbia University, and former program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.

The One Minute Older project proposes an artistic perspective on sustainability, but also on the consumption of resources. In addition to film screenings, it includes an exhibition in which thousands of plastic bags were transformed into a participatory art installation. The exhibition will open on September 30 and can be visited until October 20 at Rezidența9 (IL Caragiale 32).

Attendees of One Minute Older events are encouraged to sign a petition launched by Climate of Change, a consortium of organizations from 23 European countries. This petition calls on European leaders to take urgent action to protect the environment and aims to gather over 100,000 signatures by November 2022 when Conference of the Parties of the United Nations (COP27) in Egypt. It’s a vital moment when the leaders of all countries present can smartly address the climate crisis and lay the groundwork for global climate justice. The signatures will be handed to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at COP27.

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