Malaysian Mark Lee and Singapore’s Wally Tham are two of the eight regional finalists of Picture This Festival for the Planet, an event that enables filmmakers to showcase the positive future they see for our planet. The worldwide short film competition is organised by Sony Pictures Television Networks, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.
The Asian finalists will attend the festival in California, the US, on July 31 and meet with Sony executives to explore how they can promote a better world through the lens of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Their films will be screened and a winner will be announced at the event. Lee’s submission, Mr Garbage, centres on the efforts of an electrician and an environmentalist to recycle the mountain loads of garbage that have piled up for generations in Pulau Ketam, the fi shing village off the coast of Port Klang, Selangor.
Entries for Picture This Festival for the Planet opened in January and videos of one to eight minutes were submitted from over 70 countries. Each work is inspired by the SDG, a set of global goals agreed upon by the UN’s 193 member states to end poverty, protect the planet and promote prosperity for all.
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