Washington D.C. Premiere
THE PLANET (Denmark/Norway/Sweden, 2006, 84 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Is it true that the earth is a system disrupted beyond its normal limits? Are people the underlying cause of these changes? Is it really true that temperatures have risen and will continue to rise? That natural disasters will become ever more frequent and dangerous? That climate refugees will become the most common of all refugees? And, if all this is true, what will the world look like in the future? Can we affect developments or should we just adapt ourselves to the new world? To find these answers, this far-reaching documentary goes beyond global warming to examine our entire planet and the climatic, geographical and anthropological changes we are experiencing right now. With visually stunning images, humor, animation, archival material and nature photography, the film features interviews with 29 of the world’s leading experts in relevant fields, including Drs. Lester Brown, Gretchen Daly, Herman Daly, Jared Diamond, Norman Myers, and Stephen Peake. Visiting over 25 countries where signs of global change are most apparent, the film crews worked for more than two years on the most extensive documentary project ever produced in Scandinavia. Addressing the ultimate issue of how to cope with the future of our world, The Planet is a wake-up call to the world while there is still time to act. Directed by Johan Söderberg, Michael Stenberg and Linus Torell. Produced by Charon Film AB with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, YLE Finland, and DR TV Denmark. Winner, Best Feature Documentary, 2007 Cinemambiente, Torino, Italy.
Introduced by H.E. Friise Arne Petersen, Ambassador of Denmark. Discussion with: Edward Barrows, Director, Center for the Environment, Georgetown University and representatives of the Embassies of Denmark and Sweden.
FREE, no reservations needed.
The screening of THE PLANET has been moved from the Intercultural Center Auditorium to the New Research Building Auditorium.