Theme 2019: Sustainability

In an era of alarming climate reports and huge social challenges, Carl International Film Festival present Sustainability as the main theme of the festival 2019. 

The theme ”Sustainability” will be captured from different angles throughout the festival programme with films, seminars and events.

With the festival’s opening film Oleg, depicting the life of a Latvian migrant worker in Belgium, we highlight the discussion on the importance of social sustainability and how it is depleted in the society of individualism and protectionism that is growing ever stronger. The social sustainability is also the focus of the festival’s closing seminar, in collaboration with the international public service broadcaster Deutsche Welle, where we look closer on how the systematic outspread of “fake news” disrupts the belief in the common.