NYC Event: 2010 Sustainable Planet Film Festival
The Sustainable Planet Film Festival is a two day event that will be held on June 7th and 8th, 2010 in New York City. It’s the second time being held in NYC, previous festivals were held in Belgium and Jordan. The Sustainable Planet ﬁlm festival was launched in 2005 as to celebrate the UNESCO DECADE on Sustainable Education.
Eco celebrity Pamela Peeters the mastermind behind this amazing project, is an environmental economist and certified eco consultant, has produced over 200 television episodes of the lifestyle magazine "Our Planet", various short films and several radio segments. She is also a published writer, lectures internationally and contributes in making sustainable development topics become a part of the mainstream media. She also is the creator of Sustainable Styles Magazine.
I met Pamela a week ago at the NYC ECO-friendly Expo where she was part of the "Power of Green Lecture Series" where she introduced a really phenomenal sustainability workshop.
Pamela Peeters on the Film Festival:
“Sustainable Planet" is a film festival that promotes sustainable development. It is the first platform where moviemakers can meet with for-profit and non-profit organizations in order to watch movies and discuss sustainable solutions in an entertaining way. Films to screen come from India, Belgium, the USA, France, Haiti, Lebanon, Germany, Australia, and Brazil and showcase community building efforts and/or environmental care practices."
Tara DePorte - Program Director from the Lower East Side Ecology Center
Almudena Fernandez - Spanish top model, spokesperson for Al Gore and owner of a line of Eco shoes
Maria Snyder - Artist and designer, former top model and creator of Eco Boys and Girls, education for children
Ana Joanes - The Director and Producer of the movie FRESH
Steve Ritz - Teacher/communityadvocate
And more to come...
Film Festival Program:
"Climate chaos in the South, the victims story", Director: Geert De Belder
"Fresh", Director: Ana Joanes
"Eco Boys and Girls", Director/Producer : Maria Snyder
"Native Wind: powering America", Director : Chip Comins
"Urban farming NYC -Bronx NY", Directors: Steve Ritz and Adam Liebowitz
"Ethical Markets", Director: Hazel Henderson
If you are in the NYC area be sure to check out this amazing event that promotes sustainable development!
For more information and to purchase festival passes visit the Sustainable Planet website at: www.sustainable-planet.net/