The Miami Environmental Film Festival: Three Can't-Miss Documentaries

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The second annual Miami and the Beaches Environmental Film Festival (MBEFF) is comin' at ya this week, packed with a crop of absorbing documentaries and films that tackle the most pressing contemporary issues worldwide.

Produced by the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches (ECOMB), the festival will bring 11 cutting-edge environmental films to MIA, with nightly screenings from Wednesday to Sunday.

We caught up with festival organizers Michael Laas and Miguel Peña to get some of their top picks for MBEFF. After the jump, check out three stand-out docs that shouldn't be missed.

The Carbon Rush
Wednesday, October 24, 7 p.m. at Colony Theatre

The Carbon Rush takes viewers on a journey around the world to meet the people at the forefront of the carbon trading industry. Carbon-credits are tradable units that represent a certain amount of carbon dioxide that can be released in the atmosphere. Intended as an ideal solution to regulate gas emissions, this legislation has a darker side, says The Carbon Rush director Amy Miller. The film takes us to the front lines of several carbon reduction projects, where the local people and environment are being irreversibly impacted.

As the Opening Gala Film of the festival, this documentary will set the tone for the remainder of the week.

"This will get the festival started on a very provocative note," said Peña. "It will certainly open up a lot of questions for inquiring minds."

Location Info


Colony Theatre

1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Film

Miami Beach Cinematheque

1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Film

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