[URBANTH-L] Call for Participants: Global Citizens' Climate Change and Water Film Festival

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Mon Jun 9 12:12:34 EDT 2008

Global Citizens' Climate Change and Water Film Festival

Of the many social, economic and environmental impacts and vulnerabilities
to climate change, the projected effects on the qualitative and quantitative
status of world water resources is a critical area for people's lives and
the economy.

Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were stabilized today, increases in
temperature and the associated impacts, including those on water
availability and flooding will continue for decades

Water resource issues interact with a wide range of socio-economic and
environmental sectors including health, agriculture, biodiversity, public
safety, industry and navigation. Indeed, there are few activities that do
not in some way depend on or interact with water resources.

The main climate change consequences related to water resources are
increases in temperature, shifts in precipitation patterns and snow cover,
an increase in the frequency of flooding and droughts, and the possible
large impact of future sea-level rises. There is also a growing body of
knowledge on the nature and scale of future impacts. This has led to an
increasing urgency to adapt water resource management to meet the future

*About this Film Festival *

Today one-third of the world population comprises of youth and every
nation's hope is in youth. We believe as organizers of this Film festival
that Youth have tremendous potential and can make a difference on
alarming issues such as these. It is also true that youth cannot do it on
their own thus youth will make Intergenerational partnership to bring this
Change. But someone has to take a lead and this time it would be young

This festival will be hosted with the help of local universities, colleges
and high school or Non-governmental Organizations addressing issues locally
and globally. Youth from the institution/s which hosts this festival will be
the joint coordinator/s for such a festival.

This film festival could be either a half a day to four days festival
depending on the budget raised or resources mobilized by local institutions.
We as organizers are not going to help financially but find different
resources within the institution to mobilize such an event. Today quite few
institutions have their own LCD projector, sound system and a classroom.
That's most of what we need, films and Speakers/Experts for a discussion
after the film festival we will organize.

If you think this is not going to work, we would like to tell you it did
work earlier with the World Youth Water Alliance Film festival (a program of
the Global Citizens for Sustainable Development) successfully hosted in
India, China, Philippines, Japan and USA. Please see the link:

The first film festival will be launched in Tokyo, Japan at the
China-India-Japan Forum in July 2008. This film festival will then travel to
countries such as India, China, Korea, USA, Greece, New Zealand and others
up to December 2009.

If you are interested to host Global Citizens' Climate Change and Water film
festival at your institution or if you want to submit films for this
Festival please contact us at filmfestival at globalcitizens.org.in

and regionally

Asia - Anugraha John: ajohn316 at globalcitizens.org.in

USA - Nina Gregg: ngregg at att.net and charter.US at alliance21.org

Europe - Yolanda Ziaka: charte.europe at otenet.gr

Pacific - Betsan Martin: betsan at response.org.nz

Thank you

Yours sincerely

*Anugraha John, Anabel Tonkovi, Nina Gregg, Pat Keeton, Ruma Sen, Zhao
Baisheng, Yolanda Zaika and Betsan Martin.*

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