Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival and Green Drinks Gainesville will be jointly sponsoring monthly screenings of Cinema Verde films at the newly opened Oak’s Mall Plaza’s Gator 4 Cinema beginning June 5. This new venue will provide a big screen experience, more and better seating, and easy parking. Also, Celebrations Catering will offer drinks and dinner during the Green Drinks Gainesvile meetings and Cinema Verde films.
Both Cinema Verde and Green Drinks share the same environmental mission and objective — to create and inspire sustainable solutions locally, regionally and internationally. Trish Riley, the Director of both Cinema Verde Film Festival and Green Drinks Gainesville, explained:
“The goal of Cinema Verde and Green Drinks is to broaden the reach of environmental information so people will learn about how we can protect the natural beauty around us to benefit our children and future generations. By bringing these two programs together, we are creating a fun event for people to attend and opportunities to work together.”
The environmental documentary to be screened on June 5th is The Island President, about the former President of the Maldives who gained fame for his fight to protect the island nation from sea rise due to climate change. This film is of particular interest toFloridians in that there are some predictions of coastal flooding that will put parts of Florida under water in less than 50 years. The story shows how government leaders and citizens can work together — even when up against intense resistance to reducing atmospheric CO2 — to raise awareness of risks to society from climate change.
via Cinema Verde update.