Special

Earth at Stake

In our Earth at Stake programme, we present films and discussions about the struggle for a sustainable world together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 17 April, three documentaries can be seen in combination with an introduction or a follow-up discussion.

 

Living Water

Pavel Borecky

Jordan is one of the world’s most water-poor countries. The last stable water source is known as Disi, which lies beneath the desert of Wadi Rum. But while Wadi Rum village suffers from a serious lack of water, developers want to turn nearby city Aqaba into the next Dubai, which of course demands even more of ‘the blue gold’. And irrigated farmlands, once promised as a vital step to providing food security for Jordanians, are now used by mighty agricultural businesses which mainly grow for export.

Janette Worm, an expert in the field of water issues in the Middle East, will discuss the film, together with Maarten Gischler, Senior Water Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Moderator: Marieke Eyskoot, sustainable lifestyle-expert, author, speaker and presenter.

 

The Magnitude of All Things

Jennifer Abbott

Grief over the loss of a human being can be just as painful as grief over the loss of nature. Jennifer Abbott’s documentary The Magnitude of All Things explores the many ways in which climate change forces people to come to terms with the changing world around them. Just like the death of her sister Saille from cancer, the deterioration caused by climate change is a slow process. ‘Green house gases do their damage surreptitiously’, Abbott says. ‘So did the cancer cells.’

Marcel Beukeboom and Julia Kantelberg take part in the discussion after The Magnitude of All Things. Marcel is Special Climate Envoy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Julia is part of the group: ‘Climate Ambassadors of the Future’. Together they will discuss climate change, which is portrayed worldwide in the documentary.

Moderator: Marieke Eyskoot, sustainable lifestyle-expert, author, speaker and presenter.

 

Journey to Utopia

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne

‘This may be the last film I do before the world ends’, Norwegian filmmaker Erlend Mo says at the beginning of Journey to Utopia. Erlend and his wife Ingeborg worry about climate change. Feeling ‘an escalating need to do something about it’, they sign up for Project Permatopia in Denmark: a community of like-minded people who dream of becoming self-sufficient.

At the screening of Journey to Utopia we welcome Carmen Hagenaars, Deputy Director of the Inclusive Green Growth department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She provides the introduction to this documentary that follows an ecological experiment of a self-sufficient community.

 

This programme is presented in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tickets

Living Water
Sat 17 April 17:00 - Wed 21 April 01:00 ONLINE On Demand
The Magnitude of...
Sat 17 April 17:00 - Wed 21 April 01:00 ONLINE On Demand
Journey to Utopia
Sat 17 April 17:00 - Wed 21 April 01:00 ONLINE On Demand