Last night I went to the Danish Film Institute where Al Gore spoke and two new environmental films were screened. Al Gore started with a question and answer session. He was OK, if slightly disappointing (luckily I did not go with high expectations). However, his talk was enormously overshadowed by this film http://www.greenthefilm.com/. Please find time to sit down and watch it; it is an amazing, depressing and important film.
The negotiations here in Copenhagen are concerning. They are highly political and focus very heavily on carbon emissions. While accounting for around 15% of the world’s carbon emissions, what the politicians often fail to recognize is that deforestation creates the permanent loss of fragile and complex habitats; once the forests are gone they are gone.
This film not only reminds us that we can all do more, but also highlights the beauty and fragility of our forests. I met the filmmaker – he is a hero and has dedicated his life to this. This film was done on a budget of 10,000Euros – quite an achievement. Please pass it on to others.