Wed 13 June 2018 | 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cafe Shapira - Ralbag 15, Tel Aviv,

Documentary in Shapira with Goethe-Institut Israel, European Union in Israel and Straw Free Israel – לא שמים קשים are glad to host the environmental documenatry film White Waves.

Schedule:
20:00 doors open
20:30 short opening by Sandor Szelekovsky, representative of the EU delegation to Israel, head of trade, economy and science section, and beginning of the film.
22:15 Open conversation with Tania Bird, Straw Free Israel – לא שמים קשים

13.6.18, Cafe Shapira, Ralbag 15, Tel Aviv.
The film start at 20:30, and its recommended to come early and catch a seat. Entrance is free!

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About the film:
White Waves by Inka Reichert (Spain, 2016):
Francois surfs on the waves of Guethary beach in France throughout the whole year. All of a sudden he notices more and more plastic rings surfacing. Where do they come from? Francois cannot rest
trying to find an answer. Household garbage, iundustrial waste, chemicals – in the end everything finds ist way into the sea, and in most cases without anybody taking note of it. But there are some people who notice the pollution very directly: surfers. The sea is their life. And they want to protect it. The director accompanied surfers taking action. The film was made possible through crowdfunding.
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This film is a part of “Tomorrow Today” project.
“Tomorrow today” was initiated by the cultural centres of Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany and Spain and is co-funded by the local delegation of the European Union. It consists of five environmental documentaries which deal with subjects that are highly relevant for Israel today: water pollution, the excessive use of sand, the infiltration of modern life (and the human body) with plastic, solar energy as opposed to conventional energy. All films are geared towards a broad audience and are available with Hebrew or Arab subtitles.
The aim of the project is to raise environmental awareness. Everybody interested is welcome to watch the films via a special streaming site. Likewise NGOs, schools, universities and other institutions are invited to organize collective screenings. In order to do so they can turn to the project owners for support for a local speaker.

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“Straw Free Israel” works to reduce the harmful effects of single-use plastic straws on our planet and our health, and create awareness surrounding the issue. The bigger mission is to reduce the use of disposable plastic in Israel and the world, and encourage more environmentally friendly consumer habits.
The projects invites cafes, bars and restaurants inIsrael to reduce the use of straws and to only provide straws when a customer asks for one.

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