The 2nd Annual Social Change Film Festival & Institute (SCFFI) 2012 was held in New Orleans, Nov. 28 - Dec 2, 2012.
Supporting filmmakers to be effective social activists and supporting social activists to be engaging storytellers.
Drop by Drop: Water Stories, a video contest for youth created by the Social Change Film Festival & Institute (SCFFI), Channel G and EarthvisionZ, is now accepting submissions.
Many times audiences see a social change film and are left wondering: What can I do? One of our goals is to create a collaborative environment, where audience members become participants and spring into action.
At Every Drop Counts, our World Water Day event at the World Bank, we hosted a Q&A with The Ripple Effect author Alex Prud’Homme followed the screening of Participant Media’s film Last Call at the Oasis. Prud’Homme and panelists shared some easy tips for saving water at our Every Drop Counts World Water Day event at the World Bank.
Prud’Homme said that as he learned more about water waste, he could see it everywhere he looked: In lights that were left on, traditional toilets, and technological devices (computers, cellphones, etc. use a lot of water in production).
While agriculture, industry, and buildings contribute more to water waste than individual households, we need to make sure we are doing what we can. Here are some simple steps you can take:
There are many other great ways to save water so please share!!!
World Water Day, March 22, 2012, is right around the corner and the Social Change Film Festival & Institute will be traveling to Washington, D.C. to host “Every Drop Counts” at the World Bank.
Every Drops Counts, hosted in partnership with the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), will be a special gathering of government, business, and nonprofit innovators who are leading the charge to solve the world’s most critical water problems.
The panel discussion on global water access and sanitation, moderated by Jose Luis Irigoyen, Director for Transport, Water, and ICT, is followed by a reception and includes screening the short-film Carbon For Water.
The event includes a special screening of Participant Media’s Last Call at the Oasis and a Q&A with Alex Prud’homme, author of The Ripple Effect. Every Drop Counts will also feature Drop by Drop, a photography exhibit by Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors.
Firmly establishing the urgency of the global water crisis as the central issue facing our world this century, “Last Call at the Oasis” is a documentary film that illuminates the vital role water plays in our lives, exposes the defects in the current system and shows communities already struggling with its ill-effects. Inspired by the book The Ripple Effect by Alex Prud’homme.
PRESS are welcome to attend! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for credentials.
Water development projects, the kind that provide communities with clean drinking water and access to toilets seek to reduce the leading cause of death among children, are not seen as “sexy” to wealthy donors, The Guardian (UK) reported today.
The result, according to the article, is a drastic reduction in funding for water projects.
How could this be????
One goal of the next GSCFFI film festival is to highlight films that dramatize water-related issues and focus on innovative solutions!! We depend on your support to help the GSCFFI festival and its films reinvigorate the desire of donors to support essential water projects. Let’s get conscious-raising water films in front of philanthropists and donors!!! Water is in.
BRING SEXY BACK!!!!