The 2014 Cape Town Eco Film Festival will take place at the Labia Theatre on Orange Street in Cape Town, South Africa from Thursday the 27th of March to Monday the 31st of March.
The event brings the best local and international documentary films focusing on environmental issues to Cape Town.
We are very excited that two of our short films will be screening there.
On the 28th March – First Light
When it comes to environmental and social issues, we are often overloaded with bad news stories. What is desperately needed is to shine a little light on the good things that inspire change.
In 2011 we were asked by environmental organization Project 90 x 2030 to do just this and create a series of short films about their renewable energy projects in South Africa. One of the most inspirational stories from the series (Transition SA) was that of First Light. In South Africa there are about 2,5 million households without electricity.
First Light takes a look at Project 90 x 2030′s Rural Solar Initiative in KZN South Africa, whereby 50 impoverished households were fitted with solar lighting kits, many of them receiving electricity for the very first time.
On the 29th March - Cape Town: Better by Bike
Created as part of the Bicycle Cape Town campaign to promote cycling culture in Cape Town and encourage more people to go by bike and support carbon- free mobility. Urban cycling has seen a groundswell of interest worldwide, as hiking fuel prices, congestion and air pollution make bicycle transportation very attractive to city dwellers. In Cape Town, this trend is encouraged by the ongoing development of the city’s cycleway network and the recent integration of bicycles into public transport services like the MyCiti Bus and Metro Rail.
The video aims to inspire more people to take an active role in transforming their lives and their city for the better – fuelling a revolution that is changing the way we live, move and connect with fellow citizens.
WHERE TO FIND TICKETS
For the full progam and to by tickets visit capetownecofilmfestival.com
GOING BY BIKE? PARKING FACILITIES
There is secure bicycle parking available at the Lifestyle Centre on Kloof Street, just around the block from the Labia. Find out more about this parking facility here.