Ciné - Environment House: Screening of Our Planet


International Environment House I

- Room I (15 Chemin des Anémones)

 

Our Planet Documentary Series

Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, Our Planet showcases the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that still remain. The docuseries is narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

This eight-part series will explore the unique and precious wonders of our natural world from the creators of the award-winning series Planet Earth. In partnership with World Wildlife Fund, Our Planet combines stunning photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Our Planet Netflix series has won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Documentary Series and Outstanding Narrator.


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Free screening of films highlighting environmental crisis or success restauration examples are organized at the Environment House.

The screenings are all for educational purposes, non-profit and non-commercial.

Our Planet is being screened at the International Environment House in its original language (English).

 

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Screening of Fresh Water

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"The need for fresh water is as strong as ever. However, the supply is becoming increasingly unpredictable for all manner of species."

Expert invited to comment the episode:

 

Screening of Forests

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"Examine the fragile interdependence that exists between forests' wide variety of residents, including bald eagles, hunting dogs and Siberian tigers."

Expert invited to comment the episode:

 

Screening of Our Planet: Our Business

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"The global loss of nature is costing trillions of dollars every year. This 38 minute film explores how the global business community can help to tackle the world's environmental crisis."

Expert invited to comment the episode:

 

Screening of One Planet

Thursday 30 January 2020 | 12:30

"Witness the planet's breathtaking diversity -- from seabirds carpet-bombing the ocean to wildebeests eluding the wild dogs of the Serengeti."

Expert invited to comment the episode, Isabel Camarena, Scientific Support Officer, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

 

Screening of Frozen Worlds

Thursday 6 February 2020 | 12:30

"On the unforgiving frontier of climate change, polar bears, walruses, seals and penguins find their icy Edens in peril."

Expert invited to comment the episode, Carl Gustaf Lundin, Principal Scientist, Global Marine and Polar Programme, IUCN

 

Screening of Jungles

Thursday 13 February 2020 | 12:30

"Jungles and rainforests are home to an incredible variety of species like preening birds, intelligent orangutans and remarkably ambitious ants."

Expert invited to comment the episode, Anita Studler, Conservationist and Founder of Nordesta. Swiss-born ornithologist, conservationist and ecologist Anita Studer first saw the rare Forbe ’s blackbird in Brazil’s Pedra Talhada forest in 1981 while carrying out her studies for a degree in ornithology. Enthralled by its beauty, she decided it would be her research subject. To her despair, she soon learned the forest was earmarked for destruction. Without the forest, the blackbird would perish. So, she decided to act. She launched a campaign that led to the protection of 4,500 hectares of forest as a federal reserve. Afterwards, she continued campaigning as a conservationist and ecologist and has even had a species of frog, Dendrosophus studerae, named in her honour.
In 1985, Studer created the Nordesta Association to raise funds, including for new schools in local villages in Brazil’s Pedra Talhada region. In 2009, she was made Knight of the French Legion of Honour. 

 

Screening of Coastal Seas

Thursday 20 February 2020 | 12:30

"From fearsome sharks to lowly urchins, 90 percent of marine creatures live in coastal waters. Protecting these habitats is a battle humanity must win."

Expert invited to comment the episode, Daniel Kachelriess, Associate Scientific Support Officer, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

 

Screening of From Deserts to Grasslands

Thursday 5 March 2020 | 12:30

"Cameras follow desert elephants seeking sustenance, bison roaming North American grasslands and caterpillars living the good life underground."

Facilitating the discussion on the episode is Nara Luvsan, Senior Officer at UNEP. There will also be an overview of the Mongolian grasslands from Mandakh Nyamtseren of the Institute of Geography and Geoecology at the Mongolian Academy of Science (via video).

 

Screening of The High Seas

Thursday 12 March 2020 | 12:30

"Venture into the deep, dark and desolate oceans that are home to an abundance of beautiful -- and downright strange -- creatures."

Expert invited to comment the episode, Jessica Battle, Senior Global Ocean Policy and Governance Expert& Lead Deep Seabed Mining Initiative, WWF International. Jessica worked directly on the documentary and will provide an overview of the current situation and challenges facing the ocean, including answering to questions.