GREEN SCREEN is an annual festival of acclaimed local, regional and international films which highlight crucial environmental issues relevant to T&T.
On November 2nd 2017, we are excited to open the festival with “Death by a Thousands Cuts” (73 mins) a gripping documentary thriller that seeks to unravel the mystery of a 2012 murder in a fight over forests.
With stunning cinematography and poignant intimacy, Death by a Thousand Cuts examines the unsolved 2012 murder of a Dominican ranger, amidst the battle to save DR’s protected forests from being depleted by Haitian nationals who scour the hills for fuel (in the absence of alternatives, coal made from felled trees is still the main energy source, used for cooking etc).
The story is told from several viewpoints, examining the perspectives of people on all sides of the controversy. In doing so it takes on issues of xenophobia, human rights, deforestation, and poverty, and shows the catastrophic consequences that can occur as a result.
After the film, guests will be invited to enjoy cocktails, canapés and conversation with environmental stakeholders, decision makers, filmmakers and people passionate about environmental concerns.
The 2017 season will continue through November 10th with free screenings at several venues, school screenings at IMAX, special events and panel discussions.
Advance tickets, priced at TT$200, are available here.
Death by A Thousand Cuts
Directed by Jake Kheel, Juan Mejia Botero | 2016 | Documentary | 1h 13m | USA
In DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS, the brutal murder of a Dominican park ranger becomes the metaphor for increasing tension between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over illicit charcoal exploitation and mass deforestation.
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