Spotlighting sustainability

These short films will be shown Dec. 4 at the inaugural InvestmentNews ESG & Impact Forum Film Festival in New York

Oct 5, 2019 @ 6:00 am

By InvestmentNews

Bee Rescuer

Amit Godse, founder of social enterprise Bee Basket, strives to save the world by saving the bees, one of the planet's most laborious and under appreciated insects.

Country of origin: India

Country of filming: India

Director: Bidit Roy

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Harvesting Rain

Showcasing the positive impact of BIOME Environmental Trusts' work in government schools struggling with water availability in rural Bangalore, India. The project is funded by Wipro Cares.

Country of origin: India

Country of filming: India

Director: Goutham G. Varrier

Grow Your House

Describing how it's possible to build bamboo houses and return dignified and human spaces to people.

Country of origin: Mexico

Country of filming:Mexico

Directors: Andrés Klimek Pavía, Sergio Donis Jaime

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Cesar's Workshop

Presenting Cesar, a prosthetist in Kigali, Rwanda, who lost part of his leg during the country's brutal civil war, and now earns his living helping others with similar conditions.

Country of origin: France

Country of filming: Rwanda

Director: Robin Pogorzelski

Soapmakers of Samabogo

Illustrating entrepreneurship and female empowerment, this short film features the soapmakers working from the dusty plains of southern Mali, in the sprawling village of Samabogo.

Country of origin: Mali

Country of filming: Mali

Director: Hannah Stanton-Jones, Tadg O'Keeffe


Showcasing CARE's Adaptation Learning Program where the Farfar community in Northern Ghana is learning new ways to farm and adapt to the threat of climate change, which in recent years has caused extreme droughts and bushfires that destroyed large areas of rural land.

Country of origin: Denmark

Country of filming: Ghana

Director: Michael Schmidt-Olsen

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One Island

Describing the culture of a small renewable energy island in Denmark with fewer than 4,000 inhabitants, where in 1997, Samsø won a government competition to become a model renewable energy community. Today 100% of its electricity comes from wind and biomass.

Country of origin: Denmark

Country of filming: Denmark

Director: Mitra K. Bolouri Rasmussen

The Story of TRU Colors

Changing the culture of gang community violence by employing active gang members at a startup brewery in Wilmington, N.C.

Country of origin: USA

Country of filming: USA

Directors: Akeem Grady, Meagan Verdi

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