The Friends of the Earth Malta Environmental Film Club is centred around thematic documentary and film screenings linked to current environmental justice issues. For the ĊINE’AMBJENT #4 session we will be looking at Activism and Resistance.
Occupied Cinema — 15th March
Occupied Cinema is about a guerrilla takeover of the privatized cinema Zvezda by different social groups united in an ambition to change the reality they live in, but divided about how that reality should look like. The film will be introduced remotely by the Director, Senka Domanović.
The film screening will be followed with a panel discussion. Joining us on the day will be:
Victoria Pisani — Kamp Emerġenza Ambjent
Victoria is 28, a computer engineer and has joined Kamp Emergenza Ambjent in 2017 and Moviment Graffitti in early 2018. She has participated in a number of environmental campaigns including the ones against ODZ petrol stations and the db group project in Pembroke. Victoria is also involved in other issues which Graffitti and a number of other NGOs are currently tackling in order to promote and push for equality and social justice.
Dr Elisabeth Conrad — Senior Lecturer, UoM
Elisabeth is a senior lecturer with the Division of Environmental Management and Planning at the Institute of Earth Systems of the University of Malta. She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor at James Madison University and a member of IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas. Her work spans various areas, including environmental impact assessment and protected area management, with a particular research interest being enhancing the involvement of people in environmental decision-making.
Perit Ruben Abela — Founder, Wirt iż-Żejtun
Ruben graduated as an architect and civil engineer from the University of Malta in 1992 with a specialisation in Land-use Planning and Urban Design. In 1995 he obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and an MSc in Conservation Technology in 1997. For 14 years (1992-2006) he was employed by the Planning Authority and later MEPA, serving in managerial positions. Since 2006, he has been working as a manager at Heritage Malta and now heads the Valletta Management Unit of Heritage Malta.He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Environment and Resources Authority. Ruben is the founder of the local NGO Wirt iż-Żejtun.
Mina Tolu has over 8 years of experience in local and international LGBTQI campaigning and activism. Mina has also worked within, with, and for women’s rights, youth rights, and environmental justice. In 2010 they founded We Are – the LGBTIQ Youth and Student organisation at the University of Malta. In 2014 Mina joined Birdlife Malta as campaign coordinator and worked on the referendum campaign to stop spring hunting. Mina has just moved back to Malta after 3 years in Berlin where they worked for Transgender Europe. They live in San Ġwann and work as a part-time bicycle courier while doing activism and political campaigning on the side.
The screening is free but places are limited. Submit in the form below to reserve your seat.
The film club will follow with the following thematic screenings:
- Alternative Visions for the Future
- Food Systems
- Water Scarcity
- Air Pollution
- Climate Change and Island States
- An alternative vision for the future
- 2 open sessions – An opportunity for participants to curate either with their choice of film or topic of interest.
The film club is co-curated between Friends of the Earth Malta, Kinemastik, and the presenters of each session.
If you are interested in presenting one of the sessions, assisting in the curation or the organisation of the film club, get in touch with Anastasia on email@example.com.
This session is organised in collaboration with Kinemastik and supported by Arts Council Malta – Creative Communities