Screenings: Planetary Health Film Lab

February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Global Strategy Lab
Suite 2120
Dahdaleh Bldg, 88 The Pond Rd
York University Keele Campus
Screenings: Planetary Health Film Lab @ Global Strategy Lab

You are invited to attend a screening of seven short documentaries by emerging international filmmakers who came to Toronto to participate in the Planetary Health Film Lab. The Film Lab took these young filmmakers through an intensive five-day process to create a film which tells a story about the health impacts of climate change.

In addition to honouring the filmmakers, the screening is a starting point to discuss the use of documentary film for climate communication and advocacy, the future of global health storytelling, and the health impacts of climate change.

The event will include a screening of all seven short documentaries before they are shared online and an open discussion with the filmmakers and organizers, who will all be in attendance.

The Filmmakers

This year’s cohort of youth are the workshop’s first. The group includes environmental activists and emerging filmmakers from around the world, including Canada, Australia, Ecuador, Colombia, India, and Italy.

The Films

All films will be included in the Youth Climate Report, a partner program of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). They will be featured on the websites of the UNFCCC, the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and the Youth Climate Report.

The Planetary Health Film Lab is a collaboration between the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, Young Lives Research Laboratory and the Youth Climate Report.

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.