2015 Climate Cinema is a series of events taking place in five parts from February to June 2015. Each session will show a screening of one to two short films dealing with climate change. These films come from past editions of Think Forward Film Festival that takes place every year in Venice to showcase films on climate change and renewable energy. In addition, a short IFAD film/report addressing climate change will also be shown. A panel including one person from Think Forward Film Festival/International Center for Climate Governance and one person from IFAD will be available to answer the audience’s questions.


The song of Niyamgiri
Niki Nirvikalpa, 5'52", animation, India

A short stop-motion animation film we made on an Adivasi (aborigine) song from South West Orissa (in the north of India). The song is a creation myth sung by Dambu Praska.


Young ice
Derek Hallquist, 14’37”, Documentary, USA

Young documentary filmmaker, Derek Hallquist, is invited to visit his wife's step-father, Dr. Paul Shepson in Barrow, Alaska.  Dr. Shepson is an atmospheric chemist and Derek has little knowledge of what that means.  As Derek travels around with Dr. Shepson and his team, he learns that the locals have come to celebrate science and the research being done there.  To Derek's surprise, the community is counting on the scientists to spread the news to the rest of the United States.  With this short film, Derek hopes to bring a new voice to the climate change outreach, because it is real and we all have to work together.


Juan y la nube
Giovanni Maccelli, 15’33”, animation, Spain

Juan is a child who doesn’t have any friends. La Nube is a cloud who doesn’t have any cloud friends. They find each other and become friends. However, Juan grows up and gets lost in the grey adult world.

Working language: English.
Registration is required. For information and registration: events@iccgov.org or 041/2700442 (Silvia Nevi).

This seminar has been jointly organized by ICCG and IFAD.


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