WUF7 Cinema Room Events April 5-11



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Mimografía (Spain)Duration: 25 min05/04/201409:00 a.m.-09:25 a.m.Paula Kapstein López y Enrique de la Villa (Aula audiovisual de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)Spanish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

In Madrid, an executive woman is driving home from her job. At a streetlight she picks up a street mime, who usually acts there. He climbs into the car and she drives him home where there is a party with some guests that result quite appealing for her. The clash of two worlds is materialized.

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Urban and Rural Perspectives in the Works of Carlos César Arbeláez : A ConversationDuration: 60 min05/04/201409:30 a.m.-09:30 a.m.WUF7 SecretariatSpanish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Colombian filmmaker Carlos César Arbeláez discusses about the challenges that a director must confront when making location choices and facing the varied scopes and social issues of this country´s geography. Segments of his works including his yet to be released new film set in Medellín will be screened.

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Utopía [Uthopia] (Colombia) Duration: 1 hr 15 min05/04/201410:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Universidad La SalleEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Andy, Shirley, and Maidon are three youngsters from different points in the Colombian countryside. They had normal, humble lives until war reached their communities and displaced them. Away from home they keep struggling with the uncertainty of displacement. Now, a new opportunity is about to unite them and help them recover the land.

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Where the Clouds End (India)Duration: 60 min05/04/201412:00 p.m.-01:00 p.m.TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), MumbaiEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

After the creation of borders between India and her neighbours in 1947, the movement of foreigners into Shillong began to arouse unrest. A people who had previously moved freely in the Khasi Hills began to be seen as an unwelcome influx, threatening the land and purity of the Khasi race. The film documents the Khasis’ struggle to claim an authentic ethnicity, racial purity and right to land.

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WUF7 Shorts ProgrammeDuration: 60 min05/04/201401:15 p.m.-02:15 p.m.Various organizationsEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Several films, no longer than 15 min, submitted by various local and international institutes and organizations.

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The Challenge of Urban Response / Tackling Urban Risk (Nicaragua / Switzerland / Colombia)Duration: 30 min05/04/201402:15 p.m.-02:45 p.m.IFRC / Nicaraguan Red Cross / Colombia Red CrossEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Three videos to promote different social programs of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent work in vulnerable urban areas, through projects that enable and improve awareness among communities.

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UN-Habitat TrackDuration: 45 min05/04/201402:45 p.m.-03:30 p.m.UN-HabitatEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

More information coming soon. 

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La multitud [The Crowd] (Argentina)Duration: 60 min05/04/201403:30 p.m.-04:30 p.m.Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos AiresEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

In the margins of the city of Buenos Aires, two similar lots start a dialogue based on their coincidences: The Sport City La Boca and the Interama amusement park, both built under dictatorship. Today these places are in ruins and thousands of families live there. The documentary shows the transition of the main characters as they pass through these places and it depicts the present day by showing the marks that history left on the urban landscape.

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Making Sense of Place- Phoenix: The Urban Desert (U.S.A)Duration: 60 min05/04/201404:30 p.m.-05:30 p.m.Lincoln Institute of Land PolicyEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The film series "Making Sense of Place" shows growth and change in large metropolitan areas, as expressed through the voices of residents. As such, the films reflect not just an in-depth portrayal of specific cities, but much larger issues. Phoenix: The Urban Desert examines explosive, disperse growth in the booming Southwest metropolis and the issues that have accompanied development.

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Dance and the City: A WUF7 Selection (Various nationalities)Duration: 30 min05/04/201405:45 p.m.-06:15 p.m.Various independent filmmakers who participated at the 2014 version of Cinedans, AmsterdamEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The urban landscape as the stage where dancers perform is the backdrop of flow film festival held in Holland. WUF has selected the best of the festival so our viewers can appreciate a new form of art in which dance leaves the enclosed environs of theater stages to take over the city.

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Moravia: La ruta de la esperanza [Moravia: A Route of Hope] (Colombia)Duration: 45 min06/04/201409:00 a.m.-09:45 a.m.Gerencia de Moravia – Vicealcaldía de Gestión Territorial – Alcaldía de MedellínEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Different interventions for the environmental and landscape recovery of this neighborhood have been taking place since 2003. Moravia used to be the place where all the garbage of Medellín ended, but nowadays it is a vibrant neighborhood where over 40,000 people benefit from projects that work on favor of better conditions for the community

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Chronicle of a Fight for Inclusion (Colombia)Duration: 45 min06/04/201410:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and OrganizingEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

These series of audiovisual material provides information about the inclusion process of waste pickers into the waste management system in Bogotá and Colombia in general. It includes three short videos -two of them only in spanish- —with information on the conditions of waste pickers and their claims, as well as educational material that WIEGO has produced.

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WUF7 Shorts ProgrammeDuration: 35 min06/04/201411:00 a.m.-11:35 a.m.WUF7 SecretariatEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Several films, no longer than 15 min, submitted by various local and international institutes and organizations.

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Cities for Children (Australia)Duration: 30 min06/04/201411:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.World Vision InternationalEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

World Vision’s Centre of Expertise for Urban Programming leads urban pilot projects in six countries that test innovative, locally-driven urban poverty solutions such as securing urban land rights, influencing municipal policy implementation and creating livelihood opportunities and healthy environments.

This short documentary explores the views of children and local project partners from Kenya, India and Cambodia on the city they need and the potential solutions and local partnerships necessary that can contribute to just and equitable cities for children.

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Full Circle / We, SWaCH (India)Duration: 40 min06/04/201412:15 p.m.-12:55 p.m.Kagad,Kach, Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP)English
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

“Full Circle” is a thought provoking documentary about the struggles of waste pickers in the city of Pune,India. By organizing themselves, they have changed their lives, fought against exploitation, improved their livelihoods and the chances their children have for a better future. “We, SWaCH” presents how waste pickers of Pimpri- Chinchwad changed their working conditions and lives by joining the Swach Coooperative. The film documents the model for door-to-door collection of waste in Pimpri- Chinchwad.

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I´m a City Changer: Puedo cambiar el mundo [I´m a City Changer: I Can Change the World] (Colombia)Duration: 60 min06/04/201401:00 p.m.-02:00 p.m.Puedo Cambiar El MundoEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

This is a short documentary where the urban transformation of the city of Medellín is told. Through this short film real citizens exemplify how the urban and social transformation of a complete city, as well as the mentality of its citizens, can be possible when there are small changes in the daily events of the people.

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On Cities (U.S.A)Duration: 40 min06/04/201402:15 p.m.-03:00 p.m.mediaforchange.orgEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

On Cities is a visual meditation on the past, present and future of cities. Filmed in Petra, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Masdar City, the film aims to engage audiences with the reasons for the demise and survival of cities and to imagine cities of the future.

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FRITZ LANG´S METROPOLIS:1927 + 2010 BUENOS AIRES INSERTS (Germany)Duration: 2 hrs 25 min06/04/201403:15 p.m.-05:45 p.m.Insittuto Alexander Von Humboldt, Medellin & Goethe Institut KolumbienEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The restored version of this classic expressionist film, quintessential for anyone interested in the depiction of cities and architecture in cinema, is presented in its full duration.

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Opening children’s assemblyDuration: 45 min07/04/201408:30 a.m.-09:30 a.m.TBDEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

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Voices of the Mission – Restinga / Evict Them! In Five Easy Steps / People Before Profit (Brazil / U.S.A)Duration: 40 min07/04/201409:20 a.m.-10:00 a.m.WITNESS / AMNESTY INTERNATIONALSpanish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

WITNESS is an international human rights organization that uses the power of video and storytelling to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. Over the past 20 years WITNESS has empowered thousands of human rights defenders to use video to document injustices and to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools to advocate for change. In 2010, WITNESS began working to incorporate video advocacy into local and global campaigns for housing and land rights with international and local partners in Brazil, Cambodia, Egypt, India and Mexico.

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Renovación urbana de Naranjal, un hito de ciudad para construir futuro (Colombia)Duration: 25 min07/04/201410:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano, EDUSpanish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Partial renovation plans of urban space aim for social, environmental, and urban transformations which are measured in terms of public space, better rendering of the land, and improvement in the quality of life of the abiders, landowners, neighbors, and future real estate buyers. Under strategies that protect them, the people that live in these areas are benefited by these plans when they become willing participants.

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Naranjal antes que desaparezca (Colombia)Duration: 30 min07/04/201410:25 a.m.-10:55 a.m.Corporación de Vivienda de Naranjal(Corpovinar) + Punto Link Casa CreativaSpanish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

"El Naranjal" is a hidden paradise located in the heart of the city of Medellín, Colombia. A small concrete island full of car workshops, warehouses, homes, street innkeepers, bars and much more, but this urban space is in process of disappearing in the name of “beautification” and the so-called innovation. Huge apartment buildings will lead to displacement and eviction so the city can show its progress.

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Round table debate about the eviction of communities inspired by the situation of Naranjal neighborhood in Medellín (Colombia)Duration: 90 min07/04/201411:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.WUF7 SecretariatSpanish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

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¡A un dólar! ¡A un dólar! (La ciudad sin corazón) [One dollar! One dollar! The Heartless City] (Ecuador)Duration: 1 hr 20 min07/04/201401:00 p.m.-02:20 p.m.MM produccionesEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Retailing generates on one hand employment for many people excluded from the labor market and on the other hand, problems since authorities are concerned about the misuse of public space. The historic center of Quito provides the framework for a critical analysis of the model of public space; safe, orderly and “modernized” desired conditions to get positioned as a touristic city and international financial circuit.


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Uma revoluçao tranquila – Os orçamentos participativos numa perspetiva portuguesa [A Quiet Revolution: Participatory Budgets from a Portuguese Perspective] (Portugal/ France)Duration: 60 min07/04/201402:30 p.m.-03:30 p.m.Solid ProductionsEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The aim of this film is to give the floor to politicians, civil servants, researchers and citizens involved in co-deciding on municipal resources, helping like this to define the concept of Participatory Budgeting, at the time that positive challenges and some contradictions or fragilities detected are clarified. Portugal - the country in Europe with the highest rate of experiments - is taken as a metaphoric place to test some of these challenges and fragilities, using data and outcome of the project, although voices and images from different continents mix in the documentary.

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La casa pintada, Palenque de colores (Colombia)Duration: 45 min07/04/201404:00 p.m.-04:45 p.m.Fundación Mundial - TeleMedellínEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

A community of African descendants has lived in San Basilio de Palenque for over 300 years, most of them fully abandoned by the state. LA CASA PINTADA (The painted house) is a community-based artistic project which intervenes and transforms urban spaces, allowing communities to explore their ancestry and recover their remembrance by allowing creativity in the design of the interventions. Through this project, color becomes an agent of transformation of the communities where LA CASA PINTADA carries out its actions.

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Opening Ceremony WUF7Duration: 2 hrs07/04/201405:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.English
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

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Changing the City - The AFD and Medellín : A Singular Story (France)Duration: 30 min08/04/201408:30 a.m.-09:00 a.m.Agence Française de DéveloppementEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

This documentary focuses on an innovative project in Medellín funded by the Agence Française de Développement (French Agency for Development - AFD): the construction of a trolley in the Ayacucho corridor, and two additional lines of “Metro Cable” (cable-car). Through the lens of the inhabitants of Comunas 8,9,10, - impoverished and secluded neighborhoods benefiting from this project - it shows how the city is promoting social inclusion with alternative transportation systems.

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THE MUD HOUSE, VOL. 1: Earthen architecture, culture and civilization (South Korea)Duration: 60 min08/04/201409:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.CRAterreEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Through a journey in Arawan (Sahara), Timbuktu (Mali), Djenné (Mali), Ait Ben Haddou (Morocco), and Tanghasugoo (Burkina Faso), this documentary provides an overview on earth construction in Africa. It helps us understand important social, economic and historical dimensions related to communities strongly linked to earth construction.

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Rebel Architecture (England)Duration: 1 hr 30 min08/04/201410:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.Al-Jazeera EnglishEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

“Rebel Architecture” presents new architects that use design as a form of activism resistance, turning away from elite “star-chitecture” projects to design for the majority. The video shows those pushing the boundaries of their profession by designing for the majority, and using architecture as a form of activism and resistance.

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Dance and the City: A WUF7 Selection (Various nationalities)Duration: 30 min08/04/201412:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.Various independent filmmakers who participated at the 2014 version of Cinedans, AmsterdamEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The urban landscape as the stage where dancers perform is the backdrop of flow film festival held in Holland. WUF has selected the best of the festival so our viewers can appreciate a new form of art in which dance leaves the enclosed environs of theater stages to take over the city.

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Curundu Project / Stages of Curundu Project – Panama City (U.S.A)Duration: 45 min08/04/201401:00 p.m.-01:45 p.m.Global Housing FoundationEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Funding from non-profit foundations in partnership with the governmental sector can create housing for the poor with additional help from private investors and developers. The Global Housing Foundation Medellín Program highlights the exchange of best practices in creating housing for the poor. The social and environmental benefits are immense. 

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Infierno o paraíso [Hell or Paradise] (Colombia) Presented by the film's directorDuration: 2hrs 30 min08/04/201402:00 p.m.-04:30 p.m.WUF7 SecretariatEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

José, is a chronic drug addict who begins an excruciating therapeutic regime to rehabilitate, after living for 11 years in ‘el cartucho’ –one of the most dangerous streets in Bogotá, Colombia. During two years, he struggles against abstinence syndrome and overcomes his addiction while ‘el cartucho’ is demolished, following orders given by City Hall in order to construct a park.

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UN-Habitat TrackDuration: 60 min08/04/201404:45 p.m.-05:45 p.m.UN-HabitatEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

A selection of films chosen by UN-habitat.

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Inside Out / Bharatmata Ki Jai [Long Live Bharatmata] / Daane Daane Pe… [On Each Grain…] (India)Duration: 1 hr 30 min09/04/201408:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, IndiaEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The quest for the origin of a typical dish, the struggle of women to have access to public space, and the homage to an iconic movie house blend in this series of films set in Mumbai. 

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Rafael Guastavino, de la Massa a los Estados Unidos[Rafael Guastavino, from Massa to the United States] (Spain)Duration: 40 min09/04/201410:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m.Barcelona City CouncilEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Rafael Guastavino Moreno (1842- 1908) was a Spanish architect and builder. Based on the Catalan vault he created the Guastavino tile, a “Tile Arch System” patented in the United States in 1885 used for constructing robust, self-supporting arches and architectural vaults using interlocking terracotta tiles and layers of mortar. Guastavino tile is found in some of New York’s most prominent Beaux-Arts landmarks and in major buildings across the United States. It is used in a huge number of architecturally important and famous buildings with vaulted spaces. The video follows the biography of the architect from his beginning in Barcelona, focalizing this part of the history with the construction of the Theatre La Massa in Vilassar de Dalt, through his career in the USA.

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Future Megacities Short Film Series (Germany)Duration: 1hr 15 min09/04/201412:45 p.m.-02:00 p.m.TÜV Rheinland on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)English
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

TÜV Rheinland presents four selected films: “A Research Program for Sustainable Megacities of Tomorrow”, “Water Management in Lima, Peru”; “Solid Waste Management in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”; and “Resource Efficiency in Urumqi, China”. In these movies, local decision makers, stakeholders and researchers take the stage. They present their model cities’, research results and concrete solutions created for influencing the urban development in a sustainable and energy efficient manner.

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Mapping Human Settlements from Space / GEOSS Discovery & Access Broker and Eye on Earth/ GEOSS for Biodiversity (Italy)Duration: 30 min09/04/201411:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.European Commission, Joint Research CentreEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL), is a concept, method and technology on mapping globally urban and rural conurbations, as well as temporary and refugee settlements. The applications of the tool in risk management, territorial planning, and urban monitoring are described in the video through testimonials offered by users of the technology. The video is followed by two other short films describing the use of earth observation technologies in environmental research.

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THE MUD HOUSE-Vol. 2: Contemporary earthen architecture (South Korea)Duration: 60 min09/04/201411:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.CRAterreEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

This documentary portrays the renaissance of earthen architecture in the world, as a relevant opportunity for modern construction. This is done through visits to the works of Hassan Fathy in Egypt, the Laboratory CRAterre, (International Centre for Earth Construction) in France, and German architect Gernot Minke, internationally recognized for their ecological approach.

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The Age of Kommunalki (Russia/Italy)Duration: 1 hr 2509/04/201402:15 p.m.-03:40 p.m.Francesco Crivaro & Elena Alexandrova (Underdog film srl)English
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Saint Petersburg is one of the most visited cities in the world. Beyond the beautiful evocative facades downtown hides a unique world, unknown to most visitors: the world of Kommunalki. Still nowadays, almost one hundred years from the October Revolution, a lot of people of different conditions live together in rooms inside big apartments where they share communal areas.

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Dear Mandela (South Africa/U.S.A)Duration: 2 hrs 30 min09/04/201404:00 p.m.-06:30 p.m.Sleeping Giant / supported by the Ford FoundationEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

When their shantytowns are threatened with mass eviction, three “young lions” of South Africa’s new generation rise from the shacks and take their government to the highest court in the land, putting the promises of democracy to the test. Dear Mandela offers a fascinating portrait of South Africa coming of age and a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change.

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UN-Habitat Track: PSUP- People: Live from Mtwapa! (Kenya / Colombia)Duration: 2 hrs 15 min10/04/201409:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.PSUP, Participatory Slum Upgrading ProgrammeEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

As part of the efforts of acheiving  the MDG 7 and its target to improve the life of slum-dwellers, the participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP; an EC-ACP- UN-Habitat Programme) aims to bring together slum communities, local authorities and central governments with the purpose of collaborating to improve slum living conditions. The World Urban Forum is the ideal platform to continue raising awareness on the importance of slum upgrading and the huge challenges lying ahead. This online session will provide a live update on community activities in Mtwapa, Kenya, where elections for community representation are being held in the framework of the PSUP. While show-casing the programme approach towards community organisation, this event will also highlight how much the community itself takes a leading role in PSUP’s implementation.

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Mejicanos – Building Communities for Life (Netherlands)Duration: 30 min10/04/201411:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.CORDAIDEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Mejicanos, a fragile neighborhood in San Salvador, is riddled by gang violence. But recently, a small area with a soccer field is becoming the communities’ focus for change. They try to improve their neighborhood with an ambitious Mejicanos City Park project and involve Cordaid, a Dutch development organization, to carry out the plans. Cordaid convenes all relevant stakeholders such as the government, businesses, the civil society and the community to create flourishing communities in a neighborhood marked by death.

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An Urban World: A Case Study in Slum RelocationDuration: 41 min10/04/201412:15 p.m.-12:45 p.m.Warren Bass (Director, Professor of Film, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.) Howard Spodek (Professor of History and of Urban Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) and Zilan Munas (Producer, Munas/Bass Films)English
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

This documentary set in Ahmedabad, India's seventh largest city, follows a single family, and a few of their neighbors, as they are told by the city government to leave their home in a slum by the Sabarmati riverside to make way for a new redevelopment project; as they pack; travel across the city; and take up residence in a new low-income housing project. It then revisits them six months later to see how they evaluate their new home and neighborhood.

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Cobblestone- Youth Job Creation Initiative: The Ethiopian Experience (Ethiopia)Duration: 30 min10/04/201401:00 p.m.-01:30 p.m.Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and ConstructionEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The overall objective of the initiative is to create job opportunities for unemployed youth & women and to increase the paved road coverage of both, pedestrian and vehicle roads in Ethiopian cities. Another objective is to enhance technological transfer through flourishing Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the area of cobblestone technology. Accordingly, the specific objectives of the initiative are to enhance the work culture of youth and women through provision of skill training; to create job opportunities for unemployed youth and women; to pave roads with cobblestone; to increase the road coverage and standards of the Ethiopian cities, and to save foreign currency which was utilized for street asphalt materials.

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16 MMemorias [16 MMemories] (Colombia) Presented by the film's directorDuration: 1hr 45 min10/04/201401:45 p.m.-03:30 p.m.WUF7 SecretariatSpanish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

“16 MMemories”, was filmed between 1945 and 1971. The film follows the Posada-Saldarriagas, a family that grew up in Medellín, surrounded by the euphoria of industrialization, trips to Miami, pork barbecues, and balloons. “16 MMemories” explores the passage to adulthood, as it focuses on the distance that separate us from those marvelous images. What seemed to be a heap of forgotten movie clips, turns in to the only evidence we keep to assure that it was a time when the people of Medellín believed all days would be warm, innocent, and clear.

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The Human Scale (Denmark | Bangladesh | China | New Zealand | USA)Duration: 2 hrs10/04/201403:30 p.m.-05:30 p.m.Inter-American Development Bank, Emerging and Sustainable Cities InitiativeEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

50 % of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. THE HUMAN SCALE meets thinkers, architects and urban planners across the globe. It questions our assumptions about modernity, exploring what happens when we put people into the center of our planning.

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UN-Habitat TrackDuration: 60 min10/04/201405:30 p.m.-07:30 p.m.UN-HabitatEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

A selection of films chosen by UN-habitat.

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Nordic Urban Development – A Collaboration Project in Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland (Iceland/ Norway/Denmark/ Sweden/Finland)Duration: 30 min11/04/201408:30 a.m.-09:00 a.m.Sweden Green Building CouncilEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Cities, companies and universities in these five countries will develop a definition and vision of what they want to accomplish regarding sustainable urban development. A selection of goals, indicators and methods to follow-up will also be a part of the framework. One part of the project is to adapt BREEAM Communities in Norway and Sweden (a certification scheme for sustainable urban development). The question that this film wants to raise and the proposed debate is: “How can we collaborate globally to share experience and knowledge regarding sustainable urban development?”

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Community Land Trust – Principles and Experiences (Belgium)Duration: 45 min11/04/201409:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Sw Habitat et Participation, BelgiumEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The film presents clear and concise explanation of the main principles of the Community Land Trust: soil separation and buildings - Shared Governance - mechanism to fight Real Estate speculation. Then the public is invited to discover several experiences in England. It raises the awareness upon the extent of the phenomenon and upon the power of a model whose objective is to transcend the housing issue and to empower local populations, in synergy with other local stakeholders.

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Medellín una ciudad que se transforma [Medellín, A City in Transformation (Colombia)Duration: 45 min11/04/201410:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Empresa de Desarrollo Urbano, EDUSpanish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

Medellín keeps being seen a referent of innovation and of urban metamorphosis. The city is being thought as a service to the citizen and a way of improving the quality of life. Different transformation projects represent the needs and therefore become a reflection of the solutions required. Good consecutive governments have been fundamental for the city to follow this path of transformation, which has lead Medellín from fear to hope, and from hope to life.

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Metrobranding – A Love Story between Man and Objects (Romania)Duration: 1 hr 45 min11/04/201411:10 a.m.-01:00 p.m.VOID by Arta in Dialogue, Bucharest, RomaniaEnglish
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Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

A love story between man and objects,before and after the communist era. Six brands, once stars of Romanian golden era, which had spectacular destinies: people build cities around the factories where they were made, now almost all have disappeared and left ghost towns and powerful, touching stories behind.

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Matale, An Awaking City (Sri Lanka/Belgium)Duration: 60 min11/04/201401:15 p.m.-02:15 p.m.Yellow design FoundationEnglish
LocationSynopsis
Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

The city of Matale, in Sri Lanka, has undergone extensive urban renewal. In this film the producers listen to hopes and dreams, hard reality and ambitious town planning projects as they speak with government ministers, mayor and with citizens. Seeking the widest possible views, the film makers travel to different institutions, shops, tea plantations, current street projects, and others to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of Matale as it stands on the brink of extensive urban redevelopment. This film can help any viewer realise that this city -like others of its size and aspirations- has a huge potential … all it takes is understanding and putting together the key elements that could make it shine.

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Event TitleTime & DateSubmitted ByLanguage
Closing Ceremony WUF7Duration: 2 hrs11/04/201405:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.TBDEnglish
LocationSynopsis
Green Pavilion - Cinema Room

More information coming soon. 

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