Film fest hopes to spur social change

Posted on July 10, 2014

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Phuket has not hosted a film festival since 2010, but that will soon change this coming weekend when the Small Change Film Festival (SCFF) begins on Friday (July 11).

The SCFFl, hosted by Rawai Progressive International School Phuket Montessori in Chalong, will screen five documentaries for free (with Thai subtitles). The films, which were screened at the Social Change Film Festival in Bangkok back in February, are all meant to inspire viewers to make the world a better place.

In addition to helping promote the school, organiser John Mood says the film festival – which takes place from July 11 to July 15 – is part of Montessori Phuket’s larger goal of preparing students for “the society that is going to be, not the one that currently is”.

“This is something that we wish to develop in the future as we develop the [Phuket Montessori],” said Mood.

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary that takes a look at the issues and strategies behind the design of cities (Two sceenings: July 12 at 7:45pm, July 13 at 2:45pm)

No Impact Man follows a family during their year-long experiment to have sustainable zero impact on the environment. (Three screenings: July 11 at 6:30pm, July 13 at 1pm, July 14 at 6:30pm)

Money & Life is an essay-style documentary that examines the potential opportunities for social change amid recent financial disasters (Two screenings: July 12 at 1pm, July 13 at 6:30pm).

Google & the World Brain is an in-depth look and analysis on the most ambitious project ever conceived on the internet: Google’s master plan to scan every book in the world (Two screenings: July 12 at 6pm, July 15 at 6:30pm).

Design & Thinking takes a look at the design business and its impact on society (July 12 at 2:45pm, July 13 at 2:30pm).

For more information, visit facebook.com/smallchangefilmfestival.

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