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Film on Climate Change Aims to Catalyse Positive Policy Decision

PR Newswire | 25 Jul, 2014
NEW DELHI: Living on the Go - a documentary film on climate change and human migration aims to catalyse positive and proactive policy decisions in Bangladesh and internationally towards climatic issues addressability and risk mitigation. Commissioned by Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and produced by Television Trust for the Environment (http://www.tve.org), this action oriented film was executed by 24 Frames Films as tve's regional partner and regional thought leader.

The film has its base in Bangladesh - which is too often at the mercy of extreme weather. Densely populated and low lying, it's one of the 10 countries most vulnerable to the impacts of a changing global climate - cyclones, floods, erosion and drought are destroying the livelihoods for millions, forcing them to move. So how can millions of Bangladeshis protect their families and their incomes?

A joint team of researchers from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and University of Sussex are looking at the impact of climate change on migration. Their research could help provide the answer and shape better public policy.

Living on the Go, a film based on this research, follows communities in the Gabura, Satkhira region who were affected by cyclone Aila in 2009. To cope with the after effects, some of them migrated inland in search of livelihood. Speaking about the film, Arjun Pandey, Director, 24 Frames Films, said, "Creating a sustainable world has been at the forefront of our communication objective. 24 Frames will continue to work towards creating environment consciousness and catalysing the much needed change. And one day, we will surely have a better world."

Full version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gz_EnVwRIw

Short version - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgydGjUMPWI

About Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) 

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network supports decision makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. CDKN work in partnership with decision makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally, holding strongly to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability.

About Television for the Environment (tve) 

tve works with partners worldwide to make and distribute films which inspire change. We cover the most important stories on the planet: from climate change to green economics; from gender equality to health; from new thinking on sustainable development to human rights. Our films reach 100s millions of viewers via global TV channels; through partners and broadcasters in Asia, Africa and Latin America, through non-broadcast distribution and online.

tve is a UK registered charity founded in 1984 by Central TV, the UN Environment Programme and WWF.

About 24 Frames Films Limited 

24 Frames, is a 35-year-old production house that aims to help its clients and partners communicate better using the visual media. The films of 24 Frames are known for their quality and have worked to reach the message of the films to the audiences, from public information to advocacy campaigns. Headed by Arjun Pandey the CEO of 24 Frames, they work closely with tve on many environment, development, and women's empowerment films and campaigns.

For more information, visit http://24framesfilms.tv/

Media Contact: Prasun Peter, prasun.peter@prefacecorp.in, +91 9811279008, Communication Consultant, 24 Frames Films Limited

 
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