Cape Town: Film festival focused on forests

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Greenpop hosted ‘Forest in Focus’, a film festival fundraiser in celebration of the forests, in Cape Town from 6-11 June 2013. This integrative media event screened a selection of winning short films from the United Nations Forum on Forests, Forests for People awards, and provides a platform for innovative music and visual artists and encourage exchange through a curation of talks, Q&A's and speakers.

In association with the United Nations Forum on Forests, Forest for People awards, the program screened five award-winning documentary shorts and feature a different musical act and guest speaker on each evening.

Forest in Focus, an event fusing activism and culture, arts and environmentalism is reportedly the first of its kind for Greenpop.

Forest in Focus opened on Thursday, 6 June, offering a great opportunity for people to join in the global celebration of World Environment Day which fell 5 June, an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and widest celebrated event for positive environmental action.

The film festival took place at the Labia Theatre, on 6, 9, 11 June 2013.

All funds raised from Forest in Focus will go towards supporting Greenpop's Trees for Zambia Action Event happening in July 2013.

What Forest in Focus aims to achieve is to raise local awareness on what is happening to our forests, both in Africa and on a global scale, disseminated through the curation of UNFF nominated films from around the world.

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