Friday, 14 November 2014: Elemental
Friday, 14 November 2014, 20:00
Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)
Programme category: Transition Forest Row
Director: Gayatri Roshan, India/Canada/Australia 2012, 93 mins, Not Rated
"A last stand for nature against mighty odds… This sensitively scored film complicates the typical missionary’s-progress arc by acknowledging its would-be heroes’ weaknesses and the day-to-day obstacles to doing good.” Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
Tells the story of three individuals in India, Canada and Australia united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront pressing ecological challenges. Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.
"Elegantly told…beautifully photographed … Elemental rises above the usual rhetoric-heavy, talking-heads doc” Dustin Chang, Twitch