The Re-Generation Festival will offer a wide range of exciting workshops and performances, created in the spirit of celebration and regeneration.
During the mornings of the festival we will all help to restore the area and to leave the place more beautiful than before. The friday morning is reserved for planting a forest on the beat in the wetlands of La Junquera, the saturday we will implement the restoration plan of one of AlVelAl's students who has been working on this for his thesis, and on sunday the Ecosystem Restoration Camps will take us on a restoration journey.
The programme on Friday
Restore the mountain
Have you ever helped to restore a mountain? On Friday morning we will all go to one of the La Junquera hills and regenerate a mountain based on the restoration plan of one of the AlVelAl students; Thor Kuchler. Planting to the beat with Javier Olaizola.
This afternoon at the Barmendrehesa AlVelAl presents its different projects together with TUI Care Foundation, Ecosia, Almendrehesa, AlVelAl8000, and more.. After that there will be time for networking, connecting and tasting the local products.
Art for nature
In the afternoon Astrid Vargas takes us on a journey to restore nature and people with art! @ Alquimia
Raw foods and nutrition
Diego and Oriana, two chefs from South America give us insights in food and how it affects our bodies
The programme on Saturday
Restoration with ERC and Sound Matters
Start your Saturday morning active with the Ecosystem Restoration Camps. They will guide you on a regeneration adventure. Planting to the beat with Soundscape Restoration.
Working with Esparto
Dietmar Roth will introduce us to the old esparto culture in the South of Spain, after that we will get practise ourselves!
Creating with nature
“Creating with nature” is an art workshop given by Filothei Croonen. This workshop is embracing the inner child and artist we all keep hidden, explaining how everything that nature has to offer can be a means of creating unique pieces of art. Your fruit and vegetable leftovers, a flower or just a cup of coffee can create magic!!
What better than to sit around a campfire and enjoy life. Bring your own instruments and marshmellows!
The programme on Sunday
Enjoy your creative side at the Alquimia space and connect with your surroundings with the local artists of Grupo Gabar
Our experts will show you how to make your own shampoo, sunscreen and other cosmetics. In the afternoon at the Botica
Enough of the heat? Or just feeling like relaxing for a bit? Join us for a cinema in the big barn.
The Programme for the CinREma is as follows:
Program for CineREma
Friday, September 28th Time 1.30 – 4.00 pm
ANCIENT GRAIN FOR FUTURE FARMING (38 min)
(Director Bernward Geier)
The film tells the impressive success story of the ancient Khorassan wheat variety grown as KAMUT exclusively organic and non GMO on farms in Montana and Saskatchewan. The story starts with 36 wheat kernels from Egypt in 49 and developed to 220 organic farmers growing it today. The film is about pioneers on new frontiers, sustainable farming on the prairie , sound science and good and healthy food.
LEANING INTO THE WIND (90 min)
(Director Thomas Riedelsheimer)
16 years after the worldwide successful film “Rivers And Tides” does this film portray again the fantastic artist Andy Goldsworthy. The film follows over years the work of the artist and captures with beautiful scenes and soul moving moments the most impressive artwork in and with nature & landscape. A “land art” film at its best.
CineREma midnight special at 0.30 am LEANING INTO THE WIND
Saturday, September 29th Time 1.30 – 4.00 pm
CAPTAIN'S DREAM (49 min)
(Director Denis Delestrac)
The Russian artist and captain Alexander Ponomarev follows his dream to create the first Biennale in Antarctica: An expedition of international artists and visionaries in paramount icing backdrop, which catalyses creation and offers a unique space for debate about the future of humanity and responsibility towards the planet. 100 celebrated artists and scientists carry out ephemeral installations on shore, giving Antarctica a cultural voice.
THE FARMER AND HIS PRINCE (88 min)
(Director Bertram Verhaag)
The film portraits the Duchy Home Farm of the Prince of Wales, which surrounds Highgrove. The protagonists in the film are the farm manager David Wilson and HRH Prince Charles. The farm has been converted already 30 years ago to organic. In poetically impressive pictures highlights the film the unique cooperation and connection of farmer David and Prince Charles. The film is a vivid proof that organic farming works very well and it shows which healing power can be generated through organic farming methods.
CineREma midnight special at 0.30 am THE FARMER AND HIS PRINCE
Sunday, September 30th Time 1.30 – 4.00 pm
BLUE HEART (43 min) *
(Director Britton Cuilluette)
The film portrays the deep connection of communities with rivers focusing on the Balkan region. It shows the frightening threat to Europe's last region with wild rivers because more than 3.000 (!) major hydro and power plant projects are planned or even under construction in that region.
* A production of our festival sponsor Patagonia
RACING EXTINCTION (92 min)
(Director Louie Psihoyos)
Together with a team of artists and activists is the Oscar winning director with his crew on a secret and dangerous mission to the hidden world of black markets for endangered species. The film shows in a fantastic and breath taking way the race against the extinction of species. Filming was in the hottest spots of the world of illegal traffic and uses most modern technology to show the connection from CO2 emission and the killing of species and the ultimate threat of biodiversity.
CineREma midnight special at 0.30 pm RACING EXTINCTION
All films will be in English. “Racing Extinction” has Spanish subtitles.
The director respectively co-producer of “Ancient Grain for Future Farming” and “The Farmer And His Prince” Bernward Geier will be available for discussion after the film.