Silent Land at the 12th International HCH and pesticides forum, by Jan van den Berg.
This fall I was therefore happy to return to the now 12th edition of the Forum in Kiev, Ukraine, which would host a preview of my first short film under the new Silent Land project: When elephants dance, the grass gets beaten. The project is a sequel to the Silent Land documentaries and has the objective to inform people about the effects of land grabbing for small local farms.Read more > >
NoFightNoVictory in Nuremberg
Last weekend BioFach in Nuremberg brought together many dealers and producers of ecological articles from all over the world. In the large city hall, German organization Bluepingu organized a discussion for more than 300 people.Read more > >
End of the year message
Silent Snow looks back on a wonderful year; the feature length documentary won 6 important international awards and was shown in numerous cinemas both in the Netherlands an abroad, which means we were able to share our message with a large group of people from all over the world. Besides the success of the screenings, we had other fantastic news to share with you: in August Silent Snow’s heroine Pipaluk gave birth to a beautiful healthy little baby girl, Freya Natuk.Read more > >
After Rio, "It's the hunger, stupid"
The apartment of consul general Paul Commenenda and his wife Sabina gives you a beautiful view over Ipanema beach and the lake behind it. They have organized a delicious breakfast and everyone gets to share their disappointment with each other and demand a statement of State Secretary Joop Atsma. The discontent on the achievements of the Conference is indeed strong.Read more > >
Silent Snow and No Fight No Victory in Rio
I’ve been in Rio for two days now and it has been great so far. My hotel is in Copacabana, only three blocks from the beach. The neighborhoods itself resembles New York; loads of sky-high buildings, restaurants, hotels and stores. Reaching the beach is quite a challenge.Read more > >
Estreno en Costa Rica
Se lo prometimos el año pasado, cuando nos despedimos de Don Timoteo en la jungla de Talamanca. Estábamos grabando una película corta para el World Future Council, “El Derecho de la Madre Tierra”...Read more > >
Silent Snow was in Hamburg
We were delighted that Silent Snow was selected for the section of ‘Three Colors Green’ films. This section about the environment was successfully introduced in last year’s edition of the Festival and consists of ten documentaries that show the planet's most pressing issues – and solutions for them.Read more > >
Organic Farming and Dr. Vandana Shiva (in Dutch)
Tijdens een reis van drie maanden door India en Nepal verbleef Rob van Drunen twee weken op de Organic Farm “Bijavidyapeeth” in het noorden van India. De initiatiefnemer van de farm is Dr. Vandana Shiva, die strijd tegen de vervuiling van haar land als gevolg van pesticiden en vanaf het begin betrokken is geweest bij het Silent Snow project.Read more > >
Silent Snow in Antwerp
The Belgian premiere of Silent Snow was perfectly organized by Leida Rijnhout (ANPED) and Chris Jacobson (ARGUS) and all of the 350 available tickets were sold out. Before the screening, Belgian polar explorer Dixie Dansercour held an interesting introduction in which he told vividly about his polar expeditions and showed us some magnificent footage.Read more > >
Silent Snow was in Geneva for the 5th POP's Conference.
The Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention took place from 25 to 29 April at the Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland. Silent Snow had the honor to be shown on this conference on the 27th. It went great! The venue was jam-packed and many people even stood 71 minutes long to watch the film. Afterwards another record-breaking applause in my career broke lose. I could not have dared dreaming for such an enthusiastic reaction from this – professionals with a lot of knowledge on POP’s - audience.Read more > >