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CoP17 side event: development and climate days film festival

This event, sponsored by CDKN will showcase the short listed films in the International Institute for Environment and Development’s ‘Development and Climate Days’ Film Festival 2011‘, at COP17 in Durban.

This year’s theme is resilience to climate change. Films will explore what climate change resilience is, resilience building or resilience in action.

Selected entries will be screened in Durban, chosen by a panel of high level international judges. This year our panel members are:

Laurie Goering editor of AlertNet Climate, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s daily news website

Fayyaz Ahmed Khan CDKN’s sub-regional coordinator for Knowledge Management for Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD)

Franny Armstrong director of three feature documentaries – The Age of Stupid (2008), McLibel (2005) and Drowned Out (2003) – which have together been seen by 70 million people worldwide.

Jorisna Bonthuys communications officer at WWF-SA’s Biodiversity Unit, focusing on marine issues and communications around land stewardship and award winning environmental journalist.

Dr Hannah Reid is IIED Team leader responsible for building the capacity of government and civil society actors at all levels in vulnerable countries and ecosystems and specialist in the impacts of climate change on the world’s poorest people.

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The winner will receive a Panasonic Lumix GH2 Digital Camera and a Rode Videomic Video Microphone.


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