Feb 1, 2010

SM Green Film Festival

To continue its environmental awareness campaign, SM City Bacolod will hold a Green Film Festival which will feature free showing of selected award-winning documentaries by BBC and Discovery on February 10, 2010 from 8AM – 4PM at SM Cinema 3.

SM urges schools to attend the free screening as a way of educating the youth on pressing issues such as climate change. Schools may coordinate with the public releations department of the mall admin office and attend all screenings or select a slot from the schedule: 8AM – State of the Planet, 10AM – The 11th Hour, 12NN – Warnings of the Wild, and 4PM – Planet Earth.

The SM Environment Committee specifically aims to promote environmental sustainability through mall, tenant and community endeavors while simultaneously combining going green with good business. 

 
STATE OF THE PLANET
2000, BBC/Discovery Channel Co-Production
Special Jury Award Jackson Hole 2003

Everywhere you turn there is confusion about the current situation of our planet; with talk of rainforest destruction, global warming, extinction of species, rising sea levels and drought. David Attenborough presents a programme that delves into the current state of the planet as he journeys across the globe to demystify what is happening to the planet as a result of human destruction. His quest takes him on a truly global trail, from Kenya to Ecuador, from the Philippines and the Maldives to Easter Island, and from South Africa to California. 

The 11th HOUR
2007

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio presents this thought-provoking documentary about the fragile state of our planet's ecosystems and the dangers we face. We've all seen the devastating effects of natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina, and now scientists and experts from around the world believe that unless we act immediately to cut carbon emissions and switch to renewable energy sources, humankind is in very real danger of becoming extinct. The film explores how we arrived at this unfortunate predicament, blaming industrial civilisation for much of the damage and world leaders for allowing it to happen. It's not all doom and gloom though; if we reduce the human footprint on Earth by a wide enough margin, we can effectively change the course of our planet's future. THE 11TH HOUR gathers an impressive list of supporters, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, former head of the CIA R. James Woolsey, and over 50 leading scientists.

WARNINGS FROM THE WILD
BBC in association with PBS

A documentary, produced by The New York Times, that examines the effect of global warming on the natural world. Polar bears are becoming thinner and bearing fewer offspring. The Adelie penguin is moving south from its home in the Antarctic. In North America, the Edith's checkerspot butterfly is moving north. Great Britain's oak trees are blooming two weeks earlier than 30 years ago, and its swallows are arriving two weeks earlier. In the cloud forests of Costa Rica, keel-billed toucans and other normally lowland birds are invading higher altitudes where they are overlapping and competing for food. The program presents evidence that Earth's temperature is increasing at a faster rate than once thought -- and faster than the natural world can adapt.

PLANET EARTH
BBC, 2006
Winner of 4 Primetime Emmy Awards 2007

Four years in the making, it was the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and also the first to be filmed in high definition. The series was co-produced by the Discovery Channel and NHK in association with CBC, and was described by its makers as "the definitive look at the diversity of our planet".

A hundred years ago, there were one and a half billion people on Earth. Now, over six billion crowd our fragile planet. But even so, there are still places barely touched by humanity. This series will take you to the last wildernesses and show you the planet and its wildlife as you have never seen them before.


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