Special Tzu Chi USA Film Premiere Event as Part of Climate Week NYC 2015
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015, 6:00pm - 9:00pm | NYIT Auditorium on Broadway: 1871 Broadway, New York, NY | RSVP at Eventbrite : http://faces-3films-tzuchiusa.eventbrite.com
New York, New York, September 10, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Tzu Chi USA is pleased to announce its participation in Climate Week NYC 2015, with FACES: An event premiering 3 short documentaries about the people impacted by climate change.
If you care about climate change, reading statistics about global warming doesn’t compare to seeing real people on the frontlines, and hearing first hand accounts about how lives are being affected on a daily basis.
The Disappearing Frontier takes you to Shishmaref, where President Obama recently visited on his historic trip to Alaska: Here, the rising sea is swallowing the coastline and residents are becoming the nation’s first “climate refugees”. In Stung by Climate, we travel from the U.S. to the Caribbean and Europe, to tell the story of bees dying, in part due to drought and unpredictable seasons, and how their demise threatens the world’s food supply. Then on to the Grand Canyon in Keep it Grand, where despite outrage from activists, conservationists, and native communities, a mega tourist site that will have disastrous environmental consequences is being planned.
Join us for an evening dedicated to our precious Earth, and together let’s explore how we can take personal action to save the planet. Dr. Jason E. Smerdon from Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory will be the guest speaker at this special event, which also includes a reception, discussion, and audience Q & A with the talented and impassioned filmmakers Tzu Chi is proud to have on staff here in NYC.
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“THE DISAPPEARING FRONTIER” – Directors: Nils Aucante and Dilber Shatursun - Global warming is rapidly transforming Alaska, and the changes are irreversible. We take you to places directly affected as locals and experts share their stories.
“STUNG BY CLIMATE” – Director: Nils Aucante - Bees pollinate one third of our food, but beekeepers around the globe are alarmed because many colonies are dying, largely due to climate change. TRAILER: http://www.tzuchi.us/video/videos/stung-by-climate-teaser
“KEEP IT GRAND” – Director: Daniel Ferrara - A tourism developer has set his sights on the Grand Canyon, and his grandiose plans will have a devastating effect on water supply. Can he be stopped?
ABOUT TZU CHI:
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation was established in 1966, by a humble and devout nun who was deeply moved by the suffering she saw around her in an impoverished region of Taiwan. Today, Dharma Master Cheng Yen continues to inspire what is now an extensive international non-profit organization, with over 10 million volunteers providing charity, disaster relief, medical care, and education around the globe. Tzu Chi is also a prolific film producer, knowing that cinema has the power to move people towards humanitarian action. Inspiring active compassion rather than armchair sympathy for those suffering in the world is intrinsic to our mission, and embedded in our name: In Chinese, “tzu” means compassion, and “chi” relief. For more information about us, please visit: http://www.tzuchi.us