FREE SCREENINGS OF FILMS ON SUSTAINABILITY
Gardens by the Bay provides a calendar of wide-ranging programmes for all to enjoy and it is in this spirit of accessibility and inclusivity that the Francophonie Festival will present, on the occasion of this exceptional day, three films, all treating different aspects of sustainability.
This is a vaccinated-only event. Free admission upon successful registration.
In Partnership With:
AN ISLAND IN THE CONTINENT
Director: Juan Pablo Miquirray
In Spanish with English subtitles
A trip along the 1,300 km long peninsula of Baja California in Mexico, in which we discover a mythological and magical land, with its own time and characters. In this film the past, the present and the future are intertwined to create a beautiful and unique symphony of the nature, the history and people of the Baja. After the trip a reflection emerges: is our civilisation at the limit of its existence? Will we be able to live in harmony with nature?
With The Support Of:
THE PRINCE’S VOYAGE
Director: Jean-François Laguionie
In French with English Subtitles
An old monkey Prince runs aground on an unknown shore. Injured and lost, he is found by 12 year-old Tom and taken in by his parents, a couple of scientists who
were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey civilisations. With Tom’s help, the Prince discovers a society he knows nothing about, while Tom’s parents decide to use him to prove that their theory was indeed correct…
With Support Of:
Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky
“Watermark” is the arresting film from multiple award-winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky. Shot in ultra-high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.