Szabad Terek (Free Spaces) organizes a Climate Action Week program series between 20 and 26 September 2021 with the participation of several organizations from Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen, Pécs and Szombathely. The programs aim to raise awareness on the urgency of the climate change, and encourage invidual and group action.
In Verzió's program, you can watch two green documentaries free of charge, the French documentary Time of Forests, which won the Audience Award at the 2018 Verzió, and I Am Greta, a Swedish documentary about the world-famous teenager climate activist.
When? September 20-26, 2021
Where? Online, in Verziótheque
The films are available free of charge during the Climate Action Week.
TIME OF FORESTS
(Le temps des forêts, François-Xavier Drouet, France, 2018, 103 min, French, with Hungarian subtitles)
As the symbol of authentic, preserved, wild nature, forests are undergoing an unprecedented phase of industrialization. Heavy mechanization, monoculture, fertilizers and pesticides, loss of traditional know-how, forest management—all follow the intensive agricultural model at an accelerated rhythm. The Time of Forests is a journey to the heart of industrial forestry and its alternatives. A living forest or a green desert, the choices of today will define tomorrow's landscape.
I AM GRETA
(Nathan Grossman, Sweden, 2020, 98 min, Swedish, English, with English and Hungarian subtitles)
The world-famous climate activist, Greta Thunberg, began a one-person school strike that led to her appearing before the multinational UN climate summit and posing on the cover of Time magazine as Person of the Year, 2019. But what is this shy teenager, the most recent icon of the environmental movement, like when she's not in the spotlight? Nathan Grossman's documentary includes unseen footage of a timid girl, before she became famous for speaking courageously and directly to politicians. We see, with close and honest moments, a girl who finds it hard to fully integrate with her own peers.
A joint program of Verzió and Szabad Terek.