SiciliAmbiente is an international festival of feature films, short films and fiction that is organized every year under the patronage of the municipality of San Vito lo Capo.
This year the traditional exhibition is held from 18 to 24 July and, as always, has the theme of the environment and its sustainability and respect for human rights.
The program of this 13th edition was released in recent days, which sees as its main location via Savoia in front of the Sanctuary where an info point of the Festival and of Arpa Sicilia will be set up with a series of stands curated by Navarra publisher, by Amnesty International, by Ideas Storte Paper and by Mally.
The opening ceremony of the 13th edition will be Sunday 18 July at 9.15 pm with the vision of the works in competition that will be screened in the rooms set up on the beach and in the garden of Palazzo La Porta which houses the municipal offices of San Vito lo Capo.
Among the documentaries in competition, we like to point out, among others, the documentary "I am Greta - a force of nature" made by Nathan Grossman and tells the story of the young Swede´s intense environmental activity to raise global public awareness on environmental problems of the world.
There are many cultural initiatives that will take place every day; in particular, there will be the "Free from Plastic" initiative in which an instructor will teach the basics of using the SUP board, a sport similar to surfing only standing on the board using a sort of oar for propulsion.
This sport has had a considerable spread in recent years worldwide, with many practitioners also in Italy.
Closed this brief digression on this sport, which served to explain how you can independently collect as much plastic as possible from the sea, using these tools.
There will also be literary aperitifs offered by Olis Geraci and Vini Lauria with the presentation of several books coming out with the presence of the author and round tables on the various themes that obviously have the environment and its protection at the center; Above all, we will discuss the lack of vision and how the Recovery and Resilience Plan is a missed opportunity for a real change in policies to combat the climate crisis.