Climate Change Awareness Initiative 1
To: All Media Houses 6 November. 2016
‘TOMORROW’ CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING
Botswana Society for Human Development (BSHD) NGO in partnership with the French Embassy to Botswana, Alliance Francaise de Gaborone and the AgenceFrancaise de Development Agency (AFD) based in South Africa,will on Thursday December 8, 2016 screen ‘Tomorrow’, a documentary film concentrating on environmental issues in the face of climate change.
The screening of the documentary Tomorrow, will be at Alliance Francaise de Gaborone, from 1730hrs to 2000hrs. The free cocktail event will be preceded by a speech from the French Embassy to Botswana, the Ministry of Environment Wildlife and Tourism (MEWT) and the Director of AFD South Africa. Three individual Batswana with green friendly projects will also share on their projects; solar lamps, gas production and farming in the face of climate change.
Given the recent Conference of Paris COP22, which was held in Marrakech, Morocco, BSHD NGO and its partners saw it fit to screen the documentary with the desire to raise awareness of climate change issues, as the film highlights mitigation and adaptation solutions that Batswana can modify, and implement in order to benefit from the misfortunes of climate change.
This film by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent was released on December 2nd, 2015 and in its six weeks of exhibition, it exceeded 370,000 admissions in French film theatres. Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story. Showcasing what may be the best ways to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through. After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world.
Their findings, and potential solutions could benefit Botswana if considered and implemented. This is what inspired the Botswana Society for Human Development (BSHD) NGO to start this initiative, and its partners to join hands and screen this documentary film. For more information please visit our website, bshdngo.org or call +267 7228 6118 or +267 7638 0326.
Tshepiso Van Zyl