ENVIRONMENTAL CINEMA | SUARA PREMIERES
The ENVIRONMENTAL CINEMA programme is a presentation of educational films on cultural and environmental topics shown during the festival weekend when rural and urban communities converge to share this experience together. Each year, films are hand-picked by our team in partnership with other film programmers from around the world. We make special effort to ensure that film transcripts are translated and films subtitled in Bahasa Malaysia, making this rich content accessible to local audiences. These films are meant to be thought-provoking; they push the boundaries of filmmaking and storytelling, bridge distant histories with contemporary aspirations for the future, and celebrate diversity.
BEFF expands the idea of environmental cinema from the traditional to the experimental, encompassing thoughtful narrative and artful expression in an exploration of our relationship with nature. Suara films are premiered at the final night of the festival weekend!