Winner - the film festival of colorado - June 2012The project showcases, in film, photos, and news stories how people in Southern Africa are positively addressing climate change. It offers a perspective of hope and ingenuity, providing local solutions that empower people to improve their lives through the protection of the natural resources the world depends on. It educates people about climate change while inspiring and encouraging them to make a difference in their own communities.

Creating A Climate For Change is created through a grant from the Open Society Initiative For Southern Africa and the Open Society Foundation For South Africa.

The film has won best environmental film at the Film Festival Of Colorado in June 2012.

The Film:

Creating a Climate for Change – Trailer

Trailer: Creating A Climate For Change

Creating a Climate for Change – Watch the Whole Film – For Free!

Creating A Climate For Change- Director's Cut in High Definition

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The Traveling Creating A Climate For Change Exhibition

These images are available as extremely limited editions of only 5 signed copies ever to be printed. Orders available on Canvas or Archival paper, delivered worldwide for 1050$s each. The money goes to promote the outreach of this very important project, and is a great way for individuals and companies to get involved and show their support. A signed note of thanks from the photographer, and our director, Jeffrey Barbee with a short story of the image and how it came about accompanies every print.

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The Talks, Exhibitions and Multimedia in Action

The project contains a strong multimedia element, with shorter films that work best on the web or web-enabled devices like iPhones or tablets. These films are downloadable from the the award-winning news sites through the links at the bottom of this page. The film and photographs have been on tour with the producers throughout the world, engaging local audiences in venues like the University of Colorado in Boulder, The Labia Art Cinema in Cape Town, and community centers in Namibia.

At these special screenings the producers invite local stakeholders to join a panel after the film to lead a debate around the key messages of the movie and how they can be applied in other parts of the world. This creates local dialogues about how to address climate change and what effective partnerships are necessary to make this happen. The film and exhibition through these outreach efforts further the understanding that the solutions to climate change come from the concerted efforts of individuals, businesses, communities and governments joining forces to effect change.

Schools, Communities and Universities and any other interested parties can contact the producer for a screening of the film and a talk at their venue. More screenings are planned in Germany, South Africa, Namibia, and elsewhere.

This project was made possible with funding from:

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa
Building a Global Alliance for Open Society

Creating A Climate For Change:

…on the Web

The Mail and Guardian has run multimedia and print these print stories, click to download them:

Some of these short films have also been shown on LinkTV’s Earthfocus programme they can found here:

…in the News

LinkTV’s Earth Focus hosts the full documentary in January 2013. LINKTV

Aspen Center For Environmental Studies hosts The Film Creating A Climate For Change.

Media Updates About the South Africa Show at WITS University, Johannesburg.

Jenny Crwys Williams talks to Jeffrey Barbee about the project on 702 radio in South Africa, listen to the podcast.

The Earth Collective highlights the project’s work in the Baviaanskloof of South Africa. News Service: OSISA Funded Film Wins International Award.

The Open Society Initiative’s Richard Lee about the project.

The Aspen Times reports about the project

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