Ciné Vert: Environmental Film Festival, Online from October to March


Because it’s time to act

October 5, 2020 to March 11, 2021

Following the cancellation of the 2nd edition of Ciné Vert in theaters this past spring, SUCO and Funambules Media are pleased to be able to hold their second edition, online. The environmental documentary film festival will therefore take place virtually from 5 October 2020 to 11 March 2021. With a selection of the best environmental documentary, the festival aims to be a focal point and a place of departure for action by promoting citizen mobilization in favour of ecological transition.

This edition will broadcast 5 feature documentaries on Të for free and will also feature a variety of activities to compliment the screenings, such as panel discussions, a visual arts exhibition and an evening of short films. The films presented will be accompanied by live discussions with filmmakers and experts on the biggest environmental issues of the day, in order to open spaces for dialogue and to promote the exchange of ideas around the ecological transition and the identification of solutions to contribute actively. The whole thing will be broadcast on the Facebook page of Ciné Vert, SUCO and Funambules Media, and also of the House of Sustainable Development, a partner of Ciné Vert.  Through the 5 online broadcasts and the various mobilization activities that surround them, the public is invited to rethink the modes of consumption and production on a local as well as international scale.


The festival kicks off with the online exhibition PRUNELLE, and will be officially launched on the digital platform of The Great Green Wall on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The Great Green Wall. The film will be accompanied by a panel discussion on Thursday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m., live on Facebook, with Simon Côté, general coordinator of the Quebec organization Arbre-Evolution, Mariam Sow, director of the Senegalese NGO Enda Pronat and several other guest panelists.


All feature films will be available for free for 3 days in the digital world of Të, and will be accompanied by a panel discussion on Facebook.

  • The Great Green Wall by Jared P.Scott

2019 United Kingdom, 90 mins, Several languages, Subtitles FR

October 20 at 7 p.m. to October 23, 2020 at midnight

Discussion panel on October 22, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., live on Facebook

The Great Green Wall is an ambitious project to grow an 8,000 km tree wall stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia. This belt aims to combat the gradual desertification of the region due to climate change, but also to avoid growing conflicts and mass migration. Malian musician Inna Modja accompanies us on this musical-ecological journey along this great green wall and helps us to understand what is no longer just an African issue but a global one.

  • La vie est dans le pré by Eric Guéret

2019 I France I 80 min I French

November 9 at 7 p.m. until November 12, 2020 at midnight

Discussion panel on November 11, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., live on Facebook

Paul François, a “great grain farmer”, was intoxicated in 2004 by a Monsanto herbicide, and he also suffered from severe after-effects. Ten years later we follow the transfer of his land to organic farming, but also his legal battle against Monsanto, to have the company recognize its responsibility for his serious health problems.

  • L’homme a mangé la terre by Jean-Robert Viallet

2019, France, 100 mins, French

December 8 at 7 p.m. until December 11, 2020 at midnight
Discussion panel on December 10, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., live on Facebook

Exploitation of fossil fuels, industrial revolution, Taylorism, intensive agriculture… over the past two centuries, progress and growth have permanently altered the state of the planet. A look back at how the world entered the Anthropocene, an era that began when human activities began to impact the Earth’s ecosystem in a significant way.

  • Pas d’or pour Kalsaka by Michel K. Zongo

2019 Burkina Faso, 80 minutes, Several languages, Subtitles FR

January 26 at 7 p.m. until January 29, 2021 at midnight

Discussion panel on January 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., live on Facebook

In the 2000s, Burkina Faso began mining its gold deposits. The state then signed contracts with international mining companies. The first open-pit gold mine began operations in Kalsaka in 2006. However, what was shaping up to be a development opportunity proved to be an environmental disaster without compensation for the village’s farming population. Michel K. Zongo documents this tragedy by going to meet the inhabitants as well as by surveying the bruised landscape. Allegorical cowboys and an ironic storyteller complete the tale. A striking example of the unjust and dishonest exploitation of African resources by developed countries, causing a real mess whose human and ecological impact is heavy.

  • Mirjam Leuze’s whale and raven

2019 Canada, 91 min, English, Subtitles FR

February 23 at 7 p.m. until February 26, 2021 at midnight

Discussion panel on February 25, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., live on Facebook

How does the Great Bear Rainforest population in British Columbia cope with the arrival of the gas industry? And what part do the whales have in this debate, when the mere noise of tankers may be enough to keep them away? The whale and the raven tell the story of humans and non-humans united by a deep relationship to the ocean, but separated by divergent perspectives as to its future.


In addition to the screenings, Ciné Vert offers the public various activities such as panels and conferences, a visual arts exhibition and an evening of short films.

October 5 to December 5, 2020 | PRUNELLE exhibition

This year, Ciné Vert is partnering with GALLEA to present the exhibition PRUNELLE, a multidisciplinary exhibition that brings together 25 works by 12 artists from the Montreal and Quebec art scene. The works challenge humans and its environment through the themes of gender equality, solidarity, social justice, democratization, the power to act and sustainable development. The exhibition is available online from October 5 to December 5, 2020.

Painting, graphic art, web design, drawing, encaustic painting, urban art, poetry, sensory experiences, photography, design, collage, performative piece… as many practices, styles, influences and mediums as multidisciplinary artists.

Let yourself be surprised by the art of the amazing artists which make up PRUNELLE: Dana Edmonds, France Benoit, Mourad Fouad, Omar Bernal, Danielle Lamontagne, Thibault T Garcia, Yann Lenzen, Susan Willcocks, JOLANTA, Linzi, Janna Yotta, Lauranna Heulot and Philippe Dépelteau.

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists in live interviews on Instagram Live!

The exhibition will run from October 5 to December 5, 2020 at the Gallea online art gallery

November 19, 2020, 7:30 p.m. In action for the transition!

Quel est le rôle des villes, des organisations et des citoyens dans la transition écologique?

The role of cities is becoming increasingly important in the ecological transition. As the first to feel the impacts of climate change such as floods and extreme heat, they stand out for their ability to transform living environments to make them more resilient and less energy-intensive, while promoting inclusion and social equity.

What is their role in developing and implementing adaptation and resilience strategies to address climate change? And how do they work with different participants and citizens to bring out and support sustainable projects and citizen initiatives?

Guests: Josée Duplessis, Executive Director of Maison du développement durable and Alexandre Warnet, founder and president of Laval en transition.

More panelists to come

February 11, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Regards croisés: Quel rôle ont les médias face à la crise environnementale?

As the climate crisis becomes more and more acute, this panel discusses how environmental issues are addressed or discussed in newspapers, television, web media and documentary film.

Guests: Amy Miller (filmmaker), Gabrielle Brassard-Lecours (independent journalist, co-founder of Ricochet), and Jean-Thomas Léveillé (journalist at La Presse).

March 4, 2021 Movie-discussion night: Cours vers la transition!

Ciné Vert and Wapikoni Mobile invite you to attend an online screening-discussion around short films on the environment produced by Wapikoni Mobile. Within the theme of indigenous rights, women and the environment, the films will be presented in three blocks: territory, mobilization, and women and the environment. A discussion with the Ciné Vert team and invited guests will follow each block of screenings.

Panelists to come


Ciné Vert is a festival of documentary films about the environment. It aims to promote local and international films, as well as the creation of spaces for exchange and convergence around the issues of the day, leading to the mobilization and implementation of initiatives that support ecological transition. Ciné Vert is a co-production of SUCO and Funambules Media.

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