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Climate change - from corridors of power to powerful film

Climate change - from corridors of power to powerful film

2 Degrees screens at CPIT

Director of the climate change film 2 Degrees, Jeff Canin, says the days of the heavy-handed environmental lecture are over. Audiences are responding enthusiastically and emotionally to his more personal, solutions-based approach as 2 Degrees tours New Zealand. The film is screening at CPIT on 6 August.

2 Degrees captures the action in conference rooms and corridors of the international climate change negotiations leading up to the United Nations Copenhagen summit of 2009, and documents the rising heat as ideologies and vested interests collide. From the failures at the top, the film moves to exploring solutions on the ground.

“The inspiration comes from glimpsing our characters’ daily lives, witnessing their dedication to finding solutions and achieving change, their unwavering commitment and the personal costs involved. The film and website provide direction to those wondering what comes next and where their actions can be most effective,” he says.

While An Inconvenient Truth alerted audiences to the problem of climate change, 2 Degrees is the gripping and vital fight for a solution. This focus on human interest, solutions and personal action has had a profound effect on viewers.

Nelson radio journalist Rose Diamond was motivated to make changes to her own life after seeing the film. “I have seen many movies about environmental and social issues but I have never been so moved as I was while watching 2 Degrees; tears were streaming down my face as I witnessed how people’s lives are being impacted by climate change,” she said.

If we don’t understand the lessons from Copenhagen, we are doomed to repeat them in 2015, when the world body meets once more in Paris to adopt a legally binding agreement. From the award-¬winning producer of The Burning Season and The Man who Stole my Mother’s Face, 2 Degrees explores climate change through the prism of climate justice.

2 Degrees screens at CPIT’s D Block Lecture theatre, madras Street Campus, on 6 August. Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm. Koha appreciated. See www.twodegreesmovie.com


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