Urban Cinema

The World Urban forum is pleased to invite all participants for an audio-visual display with a difference at the Urban Cinema room. This room will host for the first time the UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival at WUF. The festival, organized in partnership with First Main Films will feature compelling documentary and fiction films from around the world on urban issues including the theme of this year’s World Urban Forum - Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation. The film screenings will be followed by discussions on the topics raised by the films.

The UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival at WUF believes in the power of storytelling to inspire and empower cities and communities. The best films will be recognized at the World Urban Forum, as judged by a panel of top urbanists and filmmakers. The urban Cinema room as a result will be a space that fosters civic pride, builds community and sparks our collective imagination for a better future.  More Information

Screening The Rebel Optimist
Saturday, 8 February
Habitat Norway/Orangi Pilot Project
Urban Cinema room
09:00 - 10:00
Screening: KARL MARX CITY
Saturday, 8 February
Hosted by Pepper & Bones
Urban Cinema room
10:15 - 11:30
Screening: Plastic Smart Cities
Saturday, 8 February
Hosted by World Wide Fund for Nature WWF + Panel
Urban Cinema room
12:00 - 13:00
Screening: Isulabantu,
Saturday, 8 February
Hosted by Isulabantu Community led upgrading
Urban Cinema room
14:00 - 15:00
Screening: PUSH
Saturday, 8 February
Screening: A film by Fredrik Gertten
Urban Cinema room
16:00 - 17:30
Screening: Awakening sleeping beauty
Sunday, 9 February
Hosted by City of Mannheim + Panel
Urban Cinema room
11:30 - 12:30
Screening: Operation Moonbird
Sunday, 9 February
Hosted by Swiss NGO Humanitarian Pilots Initiative + panel
Urban Cinema room
14:00 - 15:00
Screening: Fast-Track Cities documentary
Sunday, 9 February
Hosted by Fast Track Cities
Urban Cinema room
16:30 - 17:30
Screening: Urban Resilience Film
Sunday, 9 February
UN-Habitat & OAK Productions + Panel
Urban Cinema room
18:00 - 19:00