Sustainable Living Film Festival across Turkey
ISTANBULIs the world going for better or worse? We don’t know the answer to this question, yet we know we live in a period in which we need to hear stories of kindness and ponder the good more than ever.
In its ninth year, the Sustainable Living Film Festival (SLFF), organized by the voluntary efforts of the Sustainable Living Collective, aims to make these stories visible through documentaries.
Born with a dream of a collaborative, open, fair and understanding society that embraces diversity and values life on the planet, the festival became a gathering point giving strength and inspiration to participants wanting to create changes in their lives.
This year, the festival will be held from Nov. 18 to 20 under the leadership of the Sustainable Living Collective, in cooperation with Surdurulebiliryasam.tv and the Butterfly Effect Association for Sustainable Living.
The official selection of SLFF 2016, with impressive stories of creative solutions, will be free of charge. The festival will also host two directors; Christopher Beaver, the director of “Racing to Zero,” and Tuvi Arbel, the director of “Wings of Change.”
During the festival, documentary films selected carefully from different countries will meet its audience, with the support of hundreds of volunteers.
With the awareness that a sustainable life is only possible through diversity, the event aims to bring together participants from all segments of the society. Farmers, business owners, corporate employees, public and local administrators, teachers and students, parents concerned about the future of their children, academics and activists are all invited to the festival.
While showing the value of waste as a resource, the potential for collaboration to create solutions to problems the world is facing, the power of economic democracy and cooperative business models, how real food is possible, the importance of localization or presenting different creative solutions, the 2016 film selection is calling us to act that we can change, and we can create a new story.
SLFF will be organized simultaneously in various cities across Turkey with the cooperation of local NGOs and activist groups. These cities include Ankara, Antalya, Artvin, Balıkesir, İzmir, Muğla’s Bodrum and Fethiye, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Düzce, Eskişehir, Istanbul, Kayseri, Konya, Manisa and Mersin.
The Sustainable Living Collective was born from a mission to jointly realize projects “creating a butterfly effect” by individuals who gather together within an open and flexible structure that values diversity.
The Sustainable Living Collective was born from a mission to jointly create projects “creating butterfly effects” by individuals who gather together with an open and flexible mindset valuing diversity.
The collective, which solely is a civil movement, continues its works related to increasing awareness on sustainable living with the support and participation of individuals and organizations who share the vision of a Sustainable Living Collective.
For further information, visit www.surdurulebiliryasamfilmfestivali.org.