'The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning' documentary shown at COP15 Mon, Dec 14, 2009

UNEP and Canada's Polar Cap Productions, Inc. (PCP) are pleased to announce the COP15 screenings of Mark Terry's new climate change documentary The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning

Blue tabular iceberg/photo by Mark Terry

Copenhagen, 14 December 2009 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Canada's Polar Cap Productions, Inc. (PCP) are pleased to announce the COP15 screenings of Mark Terry's new climate change documentary The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning .

The partnership between UNEP and PCP is part of the United Nations' "Seal the Deal" campaign, a call to action to clinch an ambitious and effective agreement on climate change during the COP15 conference here Dec. 7 to 18, 2009.

Screenings will take place at the Bella Centre and other venues in Copenhagen throughout the conference. A special two-and-a-half-minute trailer created for the COP15 screenings is currently playing daily on the jumbo screen at the convention centre and was shown on the Climate Express, a special train commuting delegates between Brussels and Copenhagen.

The trailer can be downloaded from YouTube at this address:

http://www.youtube.com/user/polarcapproductions#p/u/1/ShK1TnqkN7o

Screening of The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning had already begun at the Climate Exchange, a pre-conference event designed to prepare delegates for the COP15 conference. All four screenings held Dec. 3 to 6 played to full houses.

A complete schedule of COP15 screenings is detailed below. Filmmaker Mark Terry is a delegate of COP15 and will be present for all screenings conducting Q&As following each screening. Interviews are available until Dec. 18. On Dec. 17, Mr. Terry will be joined by John Gerretsen, Canada's Minister of the Environment for Ontario.

The documentary focuses on new discoveries made related to the ozone hole, the diminishing populations of penguins and other marine life, the greening of the world's largest desert, warming temperatures, glacial melting and increased world sea level.

COP15 delegates and organizations wishing to book a screening of The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning during the conference are asked to contact Mr. Terry by email at mark@polarcapproductions.com or by phone at +45 4124 4387.

SCREENING SCHEDULE (as of Dec. 13, 2009):

  • Speaking Engagement: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Date & Time: Dec. 14, 8:30 AM

Venue: Bella Vista Restaurant

Address: Bella Centre, Copenhagen

  • Presented by: The UNEP and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research

Date & Time: Dec. 15, 5:00 PM

Venue: The Arctic Venue

Address: Nordatlantens Brygge, Strandgade 91, 1401 Copenhagen K

  • Presented by: The UNEP and the World Wildlife Federation

Date & Time: Dec. 16, 11:00 AM

Venue: The Arctic Tent

Address: Nytorv Square, Copenhagen

  • Presented by: The UNEP and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research

Date & Time: Dec. 16, 1:00 PM

Venue: The Norwegian Ship "Norrona"

Address: Copenhagen Harbour

  • Presented by: The UNEP and Klimaforum

Date & Time: Dec. 17, 9:00 PM

Venue: Klimarforum Screening Room

Address: DGY-byen, Tietgensgade 65, Copenhagen 1704, Denmark

  • Presented by: The UNEP, Good Planet and The Danish Film Institute

Date & Time: Dec. 18, 5:00 PM

Venue: Filmhuset Cinema

Address: Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen K

 

For Further Information:

Mark Terry (in Copenhagen)

Cel: +45 4124 4387

Email: mark@polarcapproductions.com

Website: www.theantarcticachallenge.com

Nick Nuttall

Head of Media Services

United Nations Environment Programme

Mobile 254 (0) 733 632755,

Email: nick.nuttall@unep.org

 
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