Friday, December 11, 2009
Global Greek Films and Conservation: Award-Winning 'World Water War' Screens at UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen!
Macedonia Airport, Greece, 2035....A metallic briefcase carried by a private aircraft becomes the cause of several killings...what on earth could it have in it to justify so much bloodshed?
This week has not been a brilliant one for Greece on the European stage. In the light of so many doomsday predictions regarding the Greek Economy which have been directed at Greece in the last couple of weeks, we feel that we in the Global Greek World need to dwell on something much more positive!
What better way to start the week than with the news that the award-winning short film 'World Water War' by two Greek students, Stelios Alexandrakis and Menelaos Pamboukidis from the Aristotelian University Film School in Thessaloniki, was screened at the U.N. Climate Change Conference on Monday 7 December 2009 , in Copenhagen.
World Water War succeeded in winning the short film competition 'Think. Act. Change' organised by the European Union's EPP - European People's Party, earlier this year, sending out a strong message for the protection of the environment to European and World Leaders. In London last month, and renamed World War III, it also won the Best Made by an Organisation Film Award in the 'One Minute to Save the World' International Film Competition.
What was especially pleasing was that the 2nd prize in the 'Think.Act.Change' competition went to another Greek entry 'Our Last Shot' by fellow student Kostas Karydas...
Our congratulations and our thanks go to these three sensitive and talented young people who by creating such excellent short films ensured that the urgent message of conservation and environmental protection would come through loud and clear to all those who can do something about it.
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.... How many of us who read this poem ever believed that that time would come in our lifetime? Unfortunately it has and in a world of continually shrinking natural resources, destroyed by man's greed for more and more worldly goods, T.S. Eliot's words from his poem Wasteland, have never been more frighteningly relevant...
Have we got the message? It will be interesting to see if we have and what we plan to do about it while there is still time, but more importantly, what our leaders do about it after Copnhagen!
For the sake of our future and that of our children we will be waiting to see the results...