Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions from the Frontlines

How Films Can Tell a Story of a New World

09 May 2022 | 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Storytelling Session

It is well known that the climate crisis is causing a significant amount of challenges for the flora, fauna and people of planet earth. Across the globe however, those challenges are being confronted by role models, social entrepreneurs, and change-makers both at the incubation phase of ground- breaking start-ups to the inside of parliament houses. It’s these elements of hope and progress that audiences desperately need to hear…and see more of! Since the 19th century, moving images have been the conduit to share stories with a broader audience. Over the decades, people laughed, cried, feared for their lives, and were left speechless in front of the big screen. Good films touch the entirety of the emotional spectrum and leave you wanting to know more. THE STORY OF A NEW WORLD will be one of those films, delivering not only a message of hope through already existing solutions to the current climate crisis but also evoking curiosity and a desire to become part of the solution. But THE STORY OF A NEW WORLD is not just a film. It’s a social movement where collaboration and networking with like-minded people are possible. With this in mind, the film will be shown worldwide — with 100,000 pre-sold cinema tickets, 400,000 people in the global south can see the film for free, opening up new lines of communication and opportunities for a better future together. This session will focus on the topic of how a New World could look like and what each of us can do to be part of creating this New World right now. We start with the keynotes by speakers from the film and media industry. They will introduce you to the field, explain how they envision the New World and discuss how this future can become reality through stories.

The hosts

Rainer Dunkel Johanna Jaurich Carl-A. Fechner Karina Reinhard

Sustainable development goals

GOAL 13: Climate Action GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal GOAL 4: Quality Education

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