Sustainable Living Film Festival in Istanbul
The 11th Sustainable Living Film Festival (SYFF) will be organized between Nov. 22 and Nov. 25 with documentaries that present creative solutions from ordinary people in the face of complex global issues. Inspiring stories from Costa Rica, Spain, Haiti, Ethiopia, the United States, India, the Congo, France, Germany, Mozambique, Palestine, Israel, Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, South Africa and Turkey will reveal the heroes.
Twenty-seven short and feature length documentaries featured in the SYFF 2018 official selection cover a wide variety of topics: Sustainable tourism, rural development, accessible health care, innovative approaches for education, circular economy, cooperatives, universal basic income, agriculture and animal husbandry, ocean ecosystem conservation and biodiversity, climate change adaptation, conflicts and migration, social impact-focused businesses, social entrepreneurship, collaboration, and the role of women in social conflict.
The selected documentaries address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) announced by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in January 2016.
The documentaries help to improve our understanding of the SDGs and the connections between them.
The films will be on silver screen at the French Cultural Center and SALT Beyoğlu.
In addition, non-governmental organizations and activists are invited to host the festival in their own cities between Jan. 15 and June 15, 2019, with the SYFF 2018 selection.
The SYFF features musicians, performance artists and speakers interspersed between the documentaries, enhancing the audience experience and creating a bridge between the specific setting of the films and the local context.