Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Welt-Klimakonferenz // World climate change conference
Swiss film Welt-Klimakonferenz (World climate change conference) by Rimini Protokoll to be screened at Fanatika Film Festival 2016

Pro Helvetia New Delhi and Fanatika Film Festival
present the screening of the Swiss film 

Welt-Klimakonferenz (World climate change conference) 
by Rimini Protokoll 

on 25 March 2016 at 5:00 pm at the Gujrat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad
Entry as per festival rules. 

About the film: 
At the beginning of December 2015, France's capital is host city for the next international climate conference. Representatives of 195 countries will meet here to risk the next step-towards a legally binding climate-protection agreement.

This mammoth-scale drama of diplomacy, aimed at protecting the world's atmosphere, lends itself to being arranged into individual acts and scenes playing out on main stages and secondary stages.There are preliminary discussions and background discussions, negotiations in individual working groups, with fine nuancing of verbal formulations. Parties will battle with one another, block and ignore one another, with each insisting on their own position. Alliances will be formed and power relationships will be adjusted (again).

Accordingly, after an opening ceremony the audience in the Hamburger Schauspielhaus theatre will leave their red upholstered seats; in sub-groups they will be "sworn in" regarding their respective negotiating tactics.

When the issue is that of revealing the "culprit" - in other words the causes of climate change - it is all about facts. By contrast, when developing options for action the matter at hand is ultimately values. Which risks should the world community take on? What cost is it prepared to accept to protect the population in areas menaced by droughts or floods? Is it more important to expand electricity networks for renewable energies than to preserve marvelous landscapes? These are all decisions based on political, economic, and indeed ethical issues.

From most environmental-protection activists' perspective, the most recent climate summit, Warsaw 2013, was anything but a triumph. It has been talked of as a "farce", a "fiasco".Agreement was only reached on minimum compromises. And one single word almost doomed the whole event to failure...
Honoured with honorable mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2015 in the category Hybrid Art
With: Rosemarie Benndorf, Satya Bhowmik, Schirin Fathi, Hartmut Graßl, Bernd Hezel, Marlene Klockmann, Boris Koch, Mojib Latif, Klaus Milke, Juliane Otto, Florian Rauser, Michael Sahm, Vera Schemann, Sebastian Sonntag, Ana Soliz L. de Stange, Freja Vambourg and others...

Directing: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel
Set management: Dominic Huber
Dramatisation: Imanuel Schipper / Jörg Bochow
Scientific consultation: Florian Rauser 

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