added: Mon, Feb 4th '13
Berlin-based non-profit organization "F*ck For Forest" might be the weirdest nature-loving activist group to ever exist. Their motto is, "do not hide love, share love" -- and holy cow, their not kidding about that. These guys and gals are so dedicated in promoting a "sex positive planet" that they use the art of sex (for example, nude protest, self-made pornographic films and photos) to raise money for their ecological causes. They're also the subject of a new documentary from filmmaker Michal Marczak, who follows the hippie organization as they attempt to save the Amazon rainforest by bringing their free-love ideas to the indigenous people of South America.
After debuting in a couple of European film festivals, the documentary will be making its North American Premiere at March's South by Southwest. The film is also expected to open theatrically in the UK on April 19th, though currently it's without a US distributor.
"Sex can save the world" -- that is the creed of one of Berlin's most bizarre NGO's called F+ck For Forest: an organization that raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made porn on the internet. Meet Danny, a troubled soul, as he accidentally discovers this exuberant and colorful world where sexual liberation merges with global altruism. Never fearing adventure he joins the group revealing the absurdity in extravagant fashion. From the streets of Berlin to the depths of the Amazon, together they are on a body-liberating, planet-saving mission to buy forest land and save the indigenous peoples from the sick, sick west.
directed by Michal Marczak
release date SXSW Film Festival, 2013