The Waterevolution Award Tour, the tour of the winning films of the Waterevolution Award, the first prize dedicated to cinema that can tell the story of sustainability, has started at the start of January 20th.
The four winning films will be protagonists between January and March of a tour that will lead them in the cinemas, theaters and auditoriums of some municipalities of the metropolitan city of Milan, for a reflection on sustainability in its various forms, including respect for the environment, equality and non-discrimination, transparency and security.
The first stage will be Legnano, followed by Rozzano, Cinisello and Magenta.
The Waterevolution of the CAP Group – manager of the integrated water service of the Metropolitan City of Milan – has the aim of revolutionizing water management to make it a driver of innovation able to rewrite the features of the territories and to guide consumption and sustainable environmental dynamics ; a path that crosses sustainability, innovation, proximity to users and the territory and attention to work and workers.
From this revolution comes the Waterevolution Award, a prize created together with two traveling companions, a historian like Milan Film Festival and a more “young” like Lifegate: among the films screened at the Milano Film Festival last year, four cinematographic works have been awarded that more than others have been able to interpret and represent the themes of environmental sustainability, the concepts of circular economy and green economy.
The two award-winning feature films take us behind the scenes of big industrial productions: Machines by Rahul Jain plunges us into the brutality of one of the most prolific textile industries in the world, where dehumanization and lack of dignity in the workplace is a reality whose silence is deafening. The David Lavallee’s T To the Ends of the World, with the voice of Emma Thompson, focuses on Canada and fracking and drilling, two of the practices of the fossil fuel industry and non-renewable energy resources. The film calls to testify scientists, authors and activists who explain their struggles for a world of cooperation, social justice and ecology.
The jungle is instead the main scenario for the two winning short films, Plantae by Guilherme Gehr and Swamp by Juan Sebastiàn Mesa. The first, set in an Amazon hard hit by deforestation, is a poetic reflection on the need of man to stop before the mandatory rules imposed by the earth. The second, presented at the 77th Venice Film Festival, recounts between animism and ancient beliefs “emberà” the pain that man inflicts on the earth.
Waterevolution Award ON TOUR
JAN 20 – Legnano
JAN 24 – Rozzano
JAN 31 – Rozzano
FEB 9 – Cinisello Balsamo
FEB 10 – Cinisello Balsamo
FEB 21 – Rozzano
MAR 14 – Rozzano
MAR 17 – Magenta