Behind the smog. Film screening | 18 Aug. 2020

TUESDAY 18 Aug. 2020
at 21:00 – 23:00
Geppetto art lab, Rethymno, Crete

Balkan Can Kino in collaboration with Geppetto art lab organizes an open-air screening presenting three documentaries about environmental pollution, man’s contribution to it and the attempts of activists to reverse the situation.

All documentaries will be screened in original language with English subtitles.

Free entrance.

Behind the Smog screening BCK Film Festival Rethymno Crete


1. “Leave YAMLIKA alone”
Activists and inhabitants of a region of northern Tunisia present their different views on the threats affecting the ecosystem of their Region. The movie gives the floor to people who are directly affected by agro-industrial waste released into the wild and for which the state has not given a solution. It traces the disruption of whole lives by environmental problems and especially pollution. On an other hand, it keeps a note of optimism and shows the importance of citizen engagement and civil society for the protection of the environment.

Dir.: Jihed Ben Slimen
Dur.: 25’
Country: Tunisia

2. “Alchemy”
A seaside town. A factory that keeps pumping out waste day and night. While we enjoy the comfort and convenience brought by modern life, have we ever thought of what it is like living under the chimneys? “Equivalent Exchange” is the law of alchemy. You obtain something, you lose something. Who is the alchemist on this small island where we live? Who is paying the price?

Dir.: Ho Feng Shih
Dur.: 15:40
Country: Taiwan


3. “We will not sell our future”
Dimitra and Garifalia are teenage girls living in the stunning region of Halkidiki, Northern Greece. When an open-air gold mining project brought to the region by the Canadian company “Eldorado Gold Corporation” threatens to become an unprecedented environmental disaster the girls are drastically propelled into adult life. Plunged into the heart of the conflict and the Greek financial crisis, the girls, with innocence and dynamism, decide to fight for their future, a future that is not for sale.

Dir.: Niki Velissaropoulou
Dur.: 52’
Country: Greece