Future Ecologies 1 - Possible Worlds

The first programme takes as its departure the paths we tread and ends in the mountains we climb, together or alone. They are films leading from light to darkness and back again. The programme offers unexpected and provocative suggestions on how to heal the earth, experiencing the sounds of forest fires in South America and images of a giant garbage dump in Africa turn into thought-proving and ingenious film art, and the mystery of the frogs in the Costa Rican jungle becomes as visually arresting as the green shimmer of a glowworm’s behind.

Curator: Christoffer Ode

Read more about the programme – Future Ecologies Introduction.

TUE 24/10, 21:00 REGINA
SAT 28/10, 17:00 FYRIS


Desire Lines is the official name given to the unofficial paths created as a consequence of erosion by human or animal footfall. These paths usually represent the shortest or most easily navigated route between an origin and destination.

United Kingdom 2023 / 7:55 / Director: Duncan Cowles


In Corsica, a woman chooses to heal the Earth by burning it.

France 2022 / 18:00 / Director: Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel


The sound spectrogram of a fire in the Pantanal forest, a biome that constantly suffers with the advancement of agribusiness in South America. To fight the fire, the film evokes the phrase “La naturaleza tiene derecho a la restauración”, an excerpt from the Ecuadorian Constitution that, based on indigenous precepts, gives Nature (Pacha Mama) the same rights as human beings.

Brazil 2022 / 7:00 / Director: Felippe Mussel


In the rainforest of Costa Rica, a researcher lives for several years in a tiny little shack to observe frogs. When she leaves the place for a short time and returns, not a single frog is to be found anymore. She sets out to find them – and encounters a gruesome mystery.

Germany 2023 / 15:35 / Director: Volker Schlecht


This experimental documentary shows how light pollution makes the love life of glow-worms a living hell as they try to find a partner in an environment that is no longer dark at night. The story about light and darkness moves from the scale of planetary to microscopic, from the calmness of nature to a hectic city and from artificial light to the green shimmer of a glow-worm’s behind.

Finland 2023 / 12:47 / Director: Perttu Juhani Inkilä, Jenni Pystynen


For our land and bones. At the end of the world. Technology and waste, in our lands, our systems, our bones. Wandering our spaces, she cannot help but wonder, where is the space for healing?

Rwanda 2023 / 9:46 / Director: Kantarama Gahigiri


A glaciologist in Bhutan has received an exceptional permission to visit the sacred mountains in order to measure the melting of glaciers brought about by climate change. As he travels alone through the difficult terrain, he makes videos where he shares his experiences with his 11-year-old daughter at home.

Bhutan 2022 / 21:43 / Director: Arun Bhattarai