October is Film Festival Month!

September 30, 2015

At the Goldman Prize, we look forward to the month of October every year as the work of past and present Prize winners is showcased on the big screen! As such, we’re delighted to announce several opportunities for you to watch Prize winners in action:

Mill Valley Film Festival (October 8th – 18th)

First up is the acclaimed annual Mill Valley Film Festival which will premiere the latest edition of the Emmy award-winning series “The New Environmentalists: from Myanmar to Scotland”. The film features the six winners of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize and their individual stories of success safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution.

Check out the trailer:

Screenings of “The New Environmentalists: From Myanmar to Scotland” will take place on:

Friday, October 9 at 2:00 pm PST at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley and on

Wednesday, October 14 at 8:00 pm PST at the San Rafael Film Center

Get your tickets here

The documentary will also be screened at two more film festivals: SWEP Water Film Festival in Lake Tahoe on October 24th and 25th (tickets available here).

“The New Environmentalists” on PBS

Can’t attend these screenings? Not to worry! “The New Environmentalists” will also be broadcast on PBS, KQED Channel 9 on:

Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 pm PST

Thursday, October 22 at 1:30 am PST

Saturday, October 24 at 11:30 pm PST

Sunday, October 25 at 5:30 am PST

The Mill Valley Film Group in action with 2015 Prize winner Myint Zaw. (Photo: Mill Valley Film Group)

The screenings at the Mill Valley Film Festival will be followed by the documentary “Sea Change” featuring 2012 Goldman Prize winner and dam breaker Ikal Angelei (Kenya). Angelei’s grassroots efforts are explored as she tries to mitigate the impact of the Gibe III dam in Ethiopia on the indigenous people who have relied on the Omo River and Lake Turkana as their vital source of water and food for centuries.

Watch the trailer here:


United Nations Association Film Festival (October 15th – 25th)

This month the 18th UN Association Film Festival will premiere the exciting new documentary “Unfair Game: The Politics of Poaching” on opening night at Stanford University.

The film tells the stories of two African environmental activists — 2010 Goldman Prize winner Thuli Makama (Swaziland) and 2007 Goldman Prize winner Hammer Simwinga (Zambia). In the wake of the furor around the killing of Cecil the lion this summer, this film explores conservation and sustainable development as viable methods for safeguarding wildlife. At the same time, it bears witness to the human rights violations inflicted on indigenous peoples whose traditional homelands are bordering wildlife conservancies.

This is a free event so all you need to do is attend!

The film will also be screened at the Social Justice Film Festival on October 17th at University Christian Church in Berkeley.

Don’t miss these inspiring Prize winners on the big screen and mark your calendars!