Films Debate - Film it like it is
The role of film-makers in promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction stories
A concerted global effort is required to tackle the rising threat posed by disasters. Film-makers and journalists have an important role to play in informing citizens world-wide about the risk posed by natural hazards, and about actions that can be taken now to reduce the impact of future disasters and to adapt to a changing climate.
So far much of the thrust of the film industry, NGOs, UN organizations and media in portraying disasters and climate change has focused on outcome - which is more visually stimulating - rather than showcasing vital prevention and adaptation solutions.
The Film Debate, moderated by a respected media figure, will centre on enhancing the interaction between the film/news industry, and leading organizations dealing with disaster risk management and climate change adaptation on a daily basis.
- Date & Time: Wed 17 June (18:00-20:30)
- Room: 2
- Participation: Open
- Moderator: Ed Girardet, Director, Essential Edge
Franny Armstrong - Director of "The Age of Stupid"
Madeleen Helmer - Head of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Robert Lamb - Manager of DEV TV and One planet features
David Ohana - OCHA information department
Dennis Dimick - Executive Editor, Environment National Geographic
|18:00||Introduction by Ed Girardet|
|18:15||Presentation of two Hollywood trailers :
- An Inconvenient Truth
- The Age of Stupid
|18:30||The first part of the debate will focus on the main challenges faced by Hollywood to portray climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction stories.|
|19:00||Presentation of a selection of three short films made by NGOs, UN organizations and media|
|19:30||The second part of the debate will discuss how experts and film makers can better work together|
|20:00||Door Prize: a video copy of 'An Inconvenient Truth" signed by Al Gore.|
- Brigitte Leoni , UNISDR - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Moss, Christian Aid - email@example.com
- Maya Schaerer, ProVention Consortium - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nathalie Bonvin, IFRC - email@example.com
The makers of these films would like to thank the following organizations for their support : Christian Aid ; IFRC ; ProVention Consortium ; WMO; The World Bank; UNISDR