Pelicam Talks 2017

The Pelicam Talks series returns to Pelicam, with new and exciting themes around the world and around us. Moderated as every time by journalist Andra Matzal, the editor of Scena9 cultural publication, the five debates will make us environmentally friendly:

 

RENEWABLE ENERGY

It is a cheap, clean and affordable alternative, but coal and oil are still the main sources of energy we use. Who is a hindrance for the transition to clean energy?

We are watching Power to Change (Carl Fechner, Germany, 2016), and we are debating together with Claudiu Butacu from the EfdeN solar house and director Carl Fechner, how many thousands of light years will the sun need to get into the energy mix?

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BIOENERGY

It was supposed to be the solution to all the problems – a clean energy from organic matter, especially waste. But it has become (also) a land exploitation and a meaningless destruction of forests.

We see the Burning Issues (Luca Bonaccorsi and Alessando de Pascale, Italy / Germany / Russia / Romania, 2016), and debate how a solution turned into a problem with Mihai Stoica, environmental activist, campaigner 2Celsius, Monica Lauzurean-Gorgan, director, and Alessandro de Pascale, co-director of the film.

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RESOURCES EXPLOITATION

It is the source of some of the most dramatic changes in people’s lives around the world. The corporation’s resources rush that nature gives us for free leads to true tragedies.

At Pelicam, we see two films investigating this topic: Zona Franca (Georgi Lazarevski, Chile / France, 2016) and Trading Paradise (Daniel Schweizer, Switzerland, 2016). After the films, we discuss the issue of resources with Roxana Pencea from Mining Watch Romania and director Georgi Lazarevski.

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SOCIAL ECONOMY

It is all the more necessary in the context in which capitalism shows its teeth to the poorest people in the world. At the sixth edition of the festival we offer you a special section of films that deal with this topic, a section made in partnership with the Terra Mileniul III Foundation.

One of the films in this section is Food Coop (Thomas Boothe, Maellanne Bonnicel, USA / France, 2016), a documentary showing the opportunity to change food production and distribution systems. After watching the film, we are talking with Raluca Ouriaghli from Ateliere fara Frontiere and the producer of the film, Hernan Mazzeo.

In the same section, two more films will be screened:

Ambiance Bois, a Different Way of Working, in the presence of its director.

Unlearning, in the presence of the film’s director.

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WASTE

It is the big bet of today’s society where consumption is completely out of control. We look at Plastic China (Jiuliang Wang, China, 2016), which tells the story of families recycling plastic waste with bare hands, then we are debating with Elena Rastei from Zero Waste Romania and Andrei Cosuleanu, executive director of Let’s Do It, Romania !.