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Camera as Witness Presents documentary CLIMATE REFUGEES
April 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Camera as Witness Stanford Arts program presents THE POWER OF EMPATHY series
co-presented with Bechtel International Center, Palo Alto Libraries, Protect Our Planet, Stanford Film Society
and Students for a Sustainable Stanford.
In celebration of Earth Day
(89 minutes) Bangladesh/China/Tuvalu/USA Director: Michael Nash Producers: Michael Nash, Justin Hogan
A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes. All this is causing mass global migration and border conflicts. For the first time, the Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the term “climate wars” is being talked about in war-room like environments in Washington DC. The UN currently states that more refugees are now displaced by environmental disasters than by war, more than 25 million climate refugees (ecologically induced migrants), and experts have projected that number will double within the next five years to over 50 million. Several organizations like the IPCC, Red Cross and The Christian Monitor estimate between 150 million and 1 billion climate refugees will be displaced within the next four decades, yet not one single international law gives asylum, or even a helping hand to environmental refugees.
Please join us for the panel discussion with the filmmakers Michael Nash and Stephen Nemeth, Stanford Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources researcher, Erica Rose Bower, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment researcher, Bushra Bataineh, and Protect Our Planet Senior Mentor, Dr. Ash Pachauri, moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.
If interested R.S.V.P. by email Once registered, the password to view the film and Zoom invitation for the panel will be provided.