Filmambiente was born and is based in Rio de Janeiro, but it has already happened in other cities, as Brasília (2018), Niterói (2019), and Porto Alegre (2014). And we are ready to take the Festival on to other municipalities, so that messages from the films and debates can lead more people to reflect on the importance of environmental sustainability and human rights issues. We have some projects on the go, and open to invites!
In the midst of this unique period, so full of uncertainties that we are going through, collectively, across the planet, we at Filmambiente proposed a reflection on the experience of social isolation/quarantine – and also on what we can expect / desire for the future. We know that the world will no longer be exactly the same when this pandemic is over, but how will it be?
Baía Urbana (Urban Bay) the documentary by the photographer and marine biologist Ricardo Gomes, shot over 2 years, depicts the marine life that still exists in the Guanabara Bay (Rio de Janeiro). In March 2021, we opened subscriptions for teachers, students and groups interested in watching the movie; and from April 15th to April 30th, 2021 we opened the online access for schools and teachers subscribed, via our website. This event was offered in partnership with the Instituto Mar Urbano (Urban Sea Institute) within the scope of the Lei Aldir Blanc, inciso II (Law Aldir Blanc, subparagraph II).