Posted on September 11, 2012

Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Center Cinema is hosting a series of films on the topic of climate change on September 12th and 26th, and on October 10thand 24th. The film series is the first initiative as part of HBKU’s efforts for COP 18, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) summit, which is planned to take place this November in Qatar.

As part of its larger initiative, HBKU is seeking to educate its students and the wider Qatar community on the various issues associated with the human-led impacts of modernization. Each of the films screened will have messages centered on the challenges of climate change and how each individual can take action to help reduce these challenges.

The first film to be screened as part of the series will be the Academy Award-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth”. The film showcases former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming. It focuses on the realities of the climate crisis, the scientific opinion on climate change as well as the present and future effects of global warming.

Other documentary films to be screened will be “The 11th Hour”, “The Age of Stupid”, and “Everything’s Cool”. Along with the film series, HBKU is also collaborating with the Conference of Youth (COY) to hostan international gathering of young leaders prior to the UN Climate Talks COP 18. The conference will be held at HBKU Student Center.

For those looking to attend the film screenings, this event is open to the public at no additional cost and the films will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at HBKU Student Center Cinema. Educational materials on climate change will also be available for teachers who are interested in furthering classroom discussions.

For any additional information please contact Christopher Silva, HBKU Sustainability Education Coordinator, at csilva@qf.org.qa or +97 4445 40370.

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