ECO Film Festival: Climate Refugees
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- 7 - 9 p.m.
- All Ages
Climate Refugees is the first feature film to explore in-depth the global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. The film turns the distant concept of global warming into a concrete human problem with enormous worldwide consequences.
Filmmakers Justin Hogan and Michael Nash traveled the world for nearly 3 years to document the impact of climate change, witnessing inhabitants of countries forced to leave their homes by climatic events with little or no protection. The film features a variety of leading scientists, relief workers, security consultants, and major political figures. All make a strong case that, whether human-caused or a product of nature, the changing climate is already creating humanitarian disasters and will inevitably lead to worldwide political instability. Climate Refugees was filmed in Bangladesh, Tuvalu, China, Fiji, Chad, Sudan, Kenya, Maldives, Europe and the US. (2010) 87 min. From The Video Project
This series is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City Parks & Recreation and Green Iowa AmericCorps.