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Cinema Verde interviews its talented film directors and producers about their extraordinary films. Go behind the scenes with Cinema Verde and the impactful filmmakers who are spreading awareness and inspiring change. Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours, and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance public health and improve quality of life in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

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Cinema Verde interviews its talented film directors and producers about their extraordinary films. Go behind the scenes with Cinema Verde and the impactful filmmakers who are spreading awareness and inspiring change. Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours, and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance public health and improve quality of life in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

    Kristin Tieche - The Connection Between Bats and Coronavirus: Wildlife is not to blame

    Kristin Tieche - The Connection Between Bats and Coronavirus: Wildlife is not to blame

    Cinema Verde presents an interview with Kristin Tieche about her film, "The Connection Between Bats and Coronavirus: Wildlife is not to blame." What exactly is the connection between bats and coronavirus? And how has sheltering-in-place disrupted field research in California and beyond? State and local governments have set restrictions on bat research and rescue in an effort to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Winifred Frick, chief scientist of Bat Conservation International, describes how the new restrictions have affected conservation efforts. Our full catalog of video interviews and streaming films is available to members at cinemaverde.org.

    • 20 min
    Remi Escudié - Waters of the U.S.

    Remi Escudié - Waters of the U.S.

    Cinema Verde presents an interview with Remi Escudié about his film, "Waters of the U.S." The current administration is rolling back crucial protections for streams and wetlands across the country in a direct assault on the Clean Water Act. This incredibly beautiful film tells the story of the rivers, streams, and wetlands of Alabama to illustrate the dangers of the proposed regulation. By doing so, it shows the economic benefits, ecological health, and cultural way of life that hang in the balance. The director hails from Miami, Florida, with a strong passion for environmental advocacy. With a degree in Editing, Writing & Media from Florida State University and a background in environmental journalism, he intends to make documentaries to inspire protection wildlife and our natural resources. Our full catalog of video interviews and streaming films is available to members at cinemaverde.org.

    • 17 min
    Monika Koeck - A Low Carbon Future for China’s Furnace Cities

    Monika Koeck - A Low Carbon Future for China’s Furnace Cities

    Cinema Verde presents an interview with Monika Koeck about her film, "A Low Carbon Future for China’s Furnace Cities". China’s economic development and rapid urbanization has led to a dramatic rise in energy consumption due to excessive heating and air-conditioning causing carbon emissions of immense proportions. China’s government has set the ambitious target of reducing CO2 emissions by 40–45% by 2020 against the 2005 baseline. A UK/China-funded team working on how to solve the problem in some of the most extreme climate regions in China. The team discovers groundbreaking solutions using computational-fluid-dynamics simulations. Our full catalog of video interviews and streaming films is available to members at cinemaverde.org.

    • 13 min
    Samuel Riley - I Am Ocean

    Samuel Riley - I Am Ocean

    Cinema Verde presents an interview with Director Samuel Riley about his film, "I Am Ocean". This short film showcases the inspirational story of PT Hirschfield, who's successful 11-year battle with endometrial cancer has been fueled by her passion for scuba diving, a deep connection with the underwater world, and a mission to save the heavily persecuted wildlife at her local dive sites. The film was created for Ocean Media Institute as part of its 'I am Ocean' series documenting powerful human connections with the ocean from around the world. Our full catalog of video interviews and streaming films is available to members at cinemaverde.org.

    • 17 min
    David Diaz - The Rulindo Challenge

    David Diaz - The Rulindo Challenge

    Cinema Verde presents an interview with David Diaz about his film, "The Rulindo Challenge." In May 2010, Rulindo, Rwanda launched an ambitious plan to bring access to water and sanitation services to the entire district population. This film explores the story, challenges and ultimate success for reaching over 330,000 people with safe water in the rural and mountainous Rulindo District, and how this project is inspiring sustainable water (infrastructure and sanitation) models around the world.  Our full catalog of video interviews and streaming films is available to members at cinemaverde.org.

    • 19 min
    Chris Martine - Team Schiedea: How to Save a Species From Going Extinct

    Chris Martine - Team Schiedea: How to Save a Species From Going Extinct

    Cinema Verde presents an interview with Director Chris Martine about his work, "Team Schiedea: How to Save a Species From Going Extinct." Highlighting one of the coolest and most ambitious projects in the history of rare species conservation, this short film takes us to Kaua'i, Hawai'i, where a group of passionate plant people are working to save some of the rarest plants on the archipelago -- and tell us why we need a new generation of biodiversity lovers to help battle the extinction crisis. Our full catalog of video interviews and streaming films is available to members at cinemaverde.org.

    • 22 min

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