The mission of the London Eco Film Festival is:
To Bear Witness
To Give A Voice
To Raise Awareness
To Inform, Excite and Inspire
Creative media, such as film, photography, theatre, music and storytelling, cannot only make us feel uplifted and happy in the moment, but also has the potential to inspire empathy, perspective taking, compassion, human virtues, and equality, and potentially also make us feel connected to the world around us.
LEFF acts to facilitate communication in order to enable a greater understanding of the struggles of, and roles that, people around the world play in promoting environmental protection and conservation. We also believe that real change in society, and the way we behave as individuals can only change through an adequate understanding of all the underlying social issues and perspectives involved.
An Ecosystem has to be in balance, at harmony with itself, if it is to survive. Humanity has to learn to be in balance with nature or, if we continue on our current path, we will destroy nature and ourselves in the process. The balance required, by necessity, requires a balance among humankind as a prerequisite.
Actors in the first world cannot expect to impose conservation measures on developing communities with impunity and without regard to their needs and wishes; older generations cannot impose social norms on younger people without reference to the world they see themselves growing up in; higher achieving people cannot tell less fortunate people how they should live.
Over the course of the next few years LEFF will present visions and voices from some of the most vibrant strands of humanity exploring the diversity of opinions and perspectives in the human experience. Only with this overview can any global policy be truly effective in changing behaviour.
2020 will feature the experiences held within the Africa: Visions and Voices. Following years will see a focus on:
LEFF aims to foster more collaboration and ignite a public passion towards protecting the environment!