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Earth Day 2020

Special Online Event
Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Join us for Earth Day 2020!

Four extraordinary short movies on climate change, followed by a panel with an artist and a scientist.

The SDIFF celebrates Earth Day 2020 with a special online event: Four extraordinary short movies on climate change, followed by a panel with an artist and a scientist. Human-induced climate change threatens the survival of every species on Earth. If emissions continue at their current rate, scientists anticipate widespread coastal land loss, agricultural and economic collapse, food and water shortages, frequent and severe natural disasters, and unprecedented refugee crises. What can we do today in response to this global emergency?

Earth Day Program:

Screenings:

Plastic River, by Manuel Camia (15’)

The Boy Who Stopped Breathing, by Daniele Lince (12’)

Mud Angels Recovered: FSU’s First Year in Florence, by Breanna Bruner (17’)

The Climate Limbo, by  Francesco Ferri, Paolo Caselli (40’)


After the screenings:

Panel with:

Diana Agostini, SDIFF Executive Director

Antonio Iannotta, SDIFF Artistic Director

Tatiana Sizonenko, Instructor/Lecturer, curator, CSUSM and UCSD
https://extension.ucsd.edu/about-extension/tatiana-sizonenko

Judit Hersko, Professor of Art, CSUSM, School of Art
https://www.csusm.edu/sofa/archive/2018/about-dept/faculty/hersko.html

Louise Russell, Photographic Artist
https://www.louiserussellphoto.com/

Alexander Gershunov, Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
https://agershunov.scrippsprofiles.ucsd.edu/

Oscar Romo, Environmental Artist, Engineer, Lecturer, UCSD and Founding Director of Alter Terra
https://borderartists.com/2017/02/10/oscar-romo/
http://alterterra.org/?page_id=48

IMPORTANT: Access to the online screenings and panel discussion will expire on Sunday, April 26 by 12:00 PM PDT.

Movies:

Plastic River, by Manuel Camia (15’)

Every year, Tiberio paddles his kayak in the lakes and rivers of Lombardy in a contemplative journey through beautiful landscape increasingly littered with plastic. This is the simple story of a boy who finds the traces left behind by humans and cleans up the sites that were once clean.


The Boy Who Stopped Breathing, by Daniele Lince (12’)

(Il ragazzo che smise di respirare)

Eleven-year-old Max is obsessed with air pollution. He decides to stop breathing; or at least, he wants to do it as little as possible, to live longer... can he do it?


Mud Angels Recovered: FSU’s First Year in Florence, by Breanna Bruner (17’)

On the night of November 4, 1966, the Arno River overflowed its banks, reaching 10 feet above street level and filling many of Florence’s historic streets, museums, churches, and libraries with mud. After the disaster, visiting Florida State University students elected to stay in the city, in the most uncomfortable conditions, and assist with the massive spontaneous cleanup effort.


The Climate Limbo, by Francesco Ferri, Paolo Caselli (40’)

Through the accounts of Queen, who fled Nigeria due to oil-related environmental damage; Rubel, who escaped the floods in Bangladesh; and Francesco, Luigi and Carlotta, Italian farmers facing desertification and biodiversity loss in Italy, the film documents climate change-induced migration.


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