CONSUMED: Extinction Soup (short films: Poachers to Protectors, Pangolin Appeal)
Documentary filmmaker Philip Waller sets out to tell the story of his larger-than-life friend and extreme sports legend, Jimmy Hall. Soon, the film takes a surprise turn as Waller finds himself consumed with exposing an environmental catastrophe in the making: the extinction of the oceans' shark population through the mass slaughter of these magnificent animals for their fins. Shark fin soup is considered a delicacy in many Eastern cultures, and the impetus behind 70 million sharks being killed each year. Waller documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl as she fights to educate lawmakers and help pass ground-breaking legislation that will curb the consumption of shark fin soup.
POACHERS TO PROTECTORS (short film)
Naysayers claim that conservation projects have no consequence on human life. But the villagers of Kampung Pasir Gajah in Terengganu, Malaysia know different. The Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS) has rescued and released thousands of river terrapin hatchlings, a species on the brink of extinction. Through this amazing effort, they have also made a difference in the lives of the local villagers.
PANGOLIN APPEAL (short film)
The unique and enigmatic pangolin has the dubious title of the world's most illegally-trafficked mammal. Vietnam is both a consumer and a transit state for pangolins heading to China. Education for Nature - Vietnam is working hard to reduce demand and disrupt the supply chain propelling pangolins towards extinction.
Post- Film Panel Speakers:
Madhu Rao, Wildlife Conservation Society & Asian Species Action Partnership
Kevin Teng, Head of Sustainability, Marina Bay Sands
Simon Enderby, Borneo Eco Film Festival & ScubaZooNaomi Clark - moderator, The Dorsal Effect
50 seats will be kept available for walk-in guests on the day of the screening, so come early if you can't get tickets online!
* Entry to the ArtScience Museum is free for the Singapore Eco Film Festival screenings and workshops. To visit the exhibitions, you can buy tickets at the ArtScience Museum ticket counter.
- The event description was updated. Diff#274319 2017-09-01 05:16:51