GREEN SCREEN closes with “andros”

A full audience graced Alliance Française at the officially carded close of GREEN SCREEN on Tuesday Night. The Final screening date of Trinidad’s first-ever Environmental Film Series featured two regional films provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. The full house was treated to the short “Bòs Gérard” a documentary about a Haitian tradesman from Jacmel who turns aluminum cans into cooking pots; engendering the ideals of sustainability under the most extreme conditions.

Andros Sponges

The feature of the evening was a delightful foray into the Bahamian island of Andros, where Bone Fishing, crabbing, sponging and palm weaving provide much of the income for the inhabitants. “Andros: Living off the Land and Sea” cheerfully examines how committed the inhabitants are to living their lives without exhausting their natural resources. The film does well in providing an example of how sustainable living can work in the Caribbean.

The Environmental Film Series 2011 proved to be a compelling forum for activists, educators and the general public to converge, as panel discussions followed many of the feature film screenings. The discussions were conducted with individuals and organizations tied to the promotion of  green living in T&T. Guest Speakers included Alex Smailes, crew member on “The Coconut Revolution”; Trini Eco Warriors and the T&T Chapter of The Slow Food Movement.

During it’s run, GREEN SCREEN managed to garner much support from the public and the free screenings were very well received. Indeed, The Environmental Film Series encouraged awareness, discourse and action surrounding environmental matters, both local and global.

Sustain T&T Director Carver Bacchus




GREEN SCREEN Launch: Photo Gallery

Missed all the environmental film action going on? The Official GREEN SCREEN – Environmental Film Series Gallery  is now live. See images of the presentation by Alex Smailes, crew member of the documentary crew on “The Coconut Revolution“. This event was hosted at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Headquarters in Belmont.

Check out the Launch photos right here:

Welcome to T&T's first ever Environmental Film Series

A Successful Launch for GREEN SCREEN
Images of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Images of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

The Launch of GREEN SCREEN – The Environmental Series saw a packed audience at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) Headquarters last Friday.  This effort by Sustain T&T  was conceptualized by the directors of the NGO to highlight films with all the environmental heroism, innovation and discovery needed for the behavioural change that is paramount to our continued existence on this planet.

The evening began with a quick welcome note by Carver Bacchus, Director of Sustain T&T and an introduction to the feature film by Alex Smailes, Director of Abovegroup Ogilvy. Smailes served as part of the film crew on the action-packed film The Coconut Revolution. His insights and anecdotes provided depth and context, as the patrons took in the documentary about the war-torn island of Bougainville and their mounting of the first successful eco-revolution in the world.

The Environmental Film Series will continue its FREE screenings and discussions until October 18th. GREEN SCREEN will also continue to feature LIVE blogging sessions on Twitter and Facebook of the main action.

Update: Our EVENT GALLERY is now live, and you can check out the GREEN SCREEN Launch photos right here:

Alex Smailes of Abovegroup Ogilvy Discusses The Coconut Revolution

Audience at GREEN SCREEN Launch, TTFF Headquarters

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“HOME” a stunningly shot film about the planet we call our own

It’s almost impossible to imagine the ways in which the human race inhabits the earth. Yet a brave director takes up the task of showing us the place we call home from an entirely different perspective. Almost entirely composed of aerial shotsof various places on Earth,  the documentary “Home” shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.

Images from the documentary “Home” from the Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The stunningly shot film is part of The Environmental Film Series GREEN SCREEN and will be showcased with a number of other eco-minded films.

Images from the documentary “Home” from the Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Home was filmed in various stages due to the expanse of the areas portrayed. Taking over eighteen months to complete, director Yann Arthus-Bertrand and a camera man, a camera engineer and a pilot flew in a small helicopter through various regions in over fifty countries. The filming was done using high-definition “Cineflex” cameras which were suspended from a gyro-stabilized sphere from rails on the base of the helicopter.

See the documentary as part of the GREEN SCREEN – EFS on Sunday, October 9 · 4:00pm – 7:00pm at The Makandal Daaga Auditorium, UWI St. Augustine. 

GREEN SCREEN 2011 Quickie Schedule
October 4, 2011, 1:58 pm
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At a Glance Schedule

GREEN SCREEN Environmental Film Series Quickie Schedule

  • Both Alliance Francaise Screenings Require an RSVP. Please call 385-1158 or email us at to make your reservation.

It’s Official… Save the Dates
October 3, 2011, 12:16 pm
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Organizing a Film Series, or any large-scale event that spans several days is always a very involved task. Furthermore, organizing one from a non-profit stance is double the fun. As the “GREEN SCREEN” Team continues to push for a successful and engaging Environmental Film Series, we are reminded constantly about how much this initiative will help our citizens to be accountable for creating a greener, healthier and sustainable lifestyle in this fast-paced country. It is the very stuff that drives us to continue to plan and execute “GREEN SCREEN” with as many different genres and themes of environmental films that we can find.


With all of that out of the way, we can officially say: SAVE THE DATES!!

Feel free to pursue the official schedule, along with some of the posters and screen shots of the exciting films that we are screening FREE to the public. Don’t forget that some of the films also feature a discussion component, and you are welcome and encouraged to participate.


Into Eternity

The Cove

The Age of Stupid


You are what you eat… not so?
September 29, 2011, 2:13 pm
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In this brave documentary film brought to you by Producer-Directors James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch, the phrase “you are what you eat” takes on new meaning.

‘Food Matters’ is a hard-hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite the billions of dollars of funding and research into new so-called cures we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. Patching up an over-toxic and over-indulgent population with a host of toxic therapies and nutrient sparse foods is definitely not helping the situation. Find the trailer below.

In a personal quest of discovery James & Laurentine together with a film crew and the editorial and production expertise of Enzo Tedeschi have set out on an independent mission to uncover the wholesome truth. The filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer.

‘Food Matters’ seeks to uncover the business of disease and at the same time explore the safe, cheap and effective use of nutrition and supplementation for preventing and often reversing the underlying causative aspects of the illness. With the premise of the film being: access to solid information helps people invariably make better choices for their health. The ‘Food Matters’ duo have independently funded the film from start to finish in order to remain as unbiased as possible, delivering a clear and concise message to the world.