Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Climate of Change this Friday, March 2nd!

First Friday Films will be featuring Climate of Change, an incredible, award-winning documentary shot across four continents. Showtime will be on March 2, 2012, 6:30pm at the American Memorial Park Visitors Center.
Directed by Brian Hill and narrated by Oscar winning actress Tilda Swinton, Climate of Change tells several stories of determined everyday global citizens and their efforts to combat human-induced climate change.  The film makes a strong case for the role of individuals in saving the planet and a powerful call to act.
Additionally, Dr. Jeff Maynard, a visiting research scientist specializing in climate change impacts and environmental risk in the Pacific, will be speaking before the film about his experiences studying the biology of global environmental change.
For planning purposes, the movie will run about 90 minutes. As always, First Friday Films is free and open to the public. First Friday Films is a monthly film series brought to you through a partnership with the National Park Service and the Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ), with generous support from community groups and organizations, such as the NMI Council for Humanities who sponsored this film.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

There Once was an Island tomorrow!

Its the first week of February, which means its time for another First Friday Film event!  Tomorrow (Friday 2/3), we will be screening the award-winning film There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho, by New Zealand director Briar March. Showtime will be 6:30pm at the American Memorial Parks Visitors Center.
This very moving feature documentary is not to be missed. The film follows three people from Takuu atoll in the Solomon Islands as their community experiences the devastating effects of climate change firsthand. Will they decide to stay with their damaged and sinking island home or move to a new and unfamiliar land, leaving their culture and language behind forever?  You can see the trailer for the film here:

Additionally, we will have Noah Idechong,
Speaker of the House of Delegates of Palau and founding member of the Palau Conservation Society, giving a very special video presentation about the effects of climate change on Micronesia and how Palau and other Micronesian nations are looking to combat it through political means.

For planning purposes, the movie runs about 80 minutes long. As always, First Friday Films is free and open to the public.  A special thanks goes to the NMI Council for Humanities, who sponsored this film.

See you tomorrow!