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Members are an important support for us. We are pleased if you become a member of Films for the Earth.

In order to reach as many people as possible, our offers are free of charge and freely accessible. The topics are simply too important!
With your membership you make a significant financial contribution to our work. We can only cover part of our expenses through sponsorship contributions.

Your advantages as a member or patrons

  • You get to watch selected films for an unlimited amount of times and free of charge.
  • Several times a year, members get access to exclusive documentaries for a certain period of time.
  • You’ll receive film tickets with our festival films to watch yourself or to offer somebody.

Exclusive films for our members

An insightful plea for the careful treatment of nature and people

Hatidze earns her living by collecting wild honey. For her, the well-being of the bees always comes first; she practices beekeeping according to ancient tradition. Hatidze’s peaceful life without running water and electricity is turned upside down when a family of nine settles down next to her. Winner of many awards and nominated for two Oscars.

No one is too small to make a big difference

In “Microplastic Madness”, brave fifth-graders from Brooklyn take on the global plastic manufacturers. And they do so with great vigour and passion. In the fight against microplastics, the documentary gives the little ones the floor: with great effect. A hopeful documentary from which adults can also learn a lot.

Agriculture in harmony with nature

The potential of nature can only be used by those who understand nature as a whole. This is the holistic approach of permaculture. Plants, soil and animals are cultivated in a way that they enrich each other. “Inhabit” illustrates that high-yield agriculture in harmony with nature is not only possible, but necessary.

Bruno Manser’s legacy lives on

20 years after the mysterious disappearance of Bruno Manser in Borneo, his legacy lives on. Manser’s former comrades-in-arms and an investigative journalist continue his campaign against deforestation. Using unusual methods, the group uncovers a global corruption network that reaches from the Malaysian government to Swiss banks and finally brings down a powerful opponent.

The long way to our shelves

95% of Italian tomato products come from China. The “red gold” travels 8,000 km halfway around the world to end up on our shelves. Harvested in China, processed in Italy, consumed in Europe, North America and Africa. The film reveals the opaque processing routes of tomato products declared “Made in Italy”.

The message of the birds

“The Messenger” follows songbirds on their journey around the world and looks for the reasons for the decline of the endangered animals. Only from a lofty height do the man-made triggers of the worldwide bird deaths become visible in their full scope.

A humorous film about the serious problem of the throwaway society

The award-winning film follows a couple in their attempt to live waste-free for a year: An entertaining competition develops between the two. The film shows the challenges of our throwaway society in an extremely funny way.

The irrepressible power of community and the dirty business of “clean” energy

The last wild rivers in our immediate neighbourhood in the Balkans are threatened by more than 3,000 dam projects. “Blue Heart” shows how courageous women from a village and committed activists stand up to the government and construction companies. Just like the rivers themselves, these people are able shift seemingly fixed things together.

Membership level

A membership is possible at any time. It is valid until the end of the year (registrations in November and December are valid for the following year as well).

Students / OASI / UnemployedCHF 60.–
Individuals BasicCHF 120.–
Companies / Institutions / patronsab CHF 300.–
Membership Plus with sponsorship for young forest (CHF 30.- in addition to the regular membership fee)CHF 90.– | 150.– | 330.–

Membership Plus

As a “Plus” member, you automatically become a sponsor of a 1 square metre young forest and natural C0₂ store.

With every new “Membership Plus” we support the reforestation of a former oil tank farm site (Chance Natur project by Pro Natura Zurich).

The 9,000 m2 area where an oil tank terminal once stood is just waiting to come back to life. Soon the area low in nutrients will be planted with pine and birch trees. Experience first-hand how the young forest gradually grows into an important C0₂ sink and habitat.

Membership Plus costs CHF 30.- more than a regular membership.

Become a member

Here you can register as a member.

Membership Plus

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