African Voices in Changing Climates: Post-Production and Social Impact Cinema

May 15, 2022 / 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Location: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, New York
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Mayors Make Movies, an initiative by Let’s Talk About Water, was created to promote wider engagement and participation in water policy and water science communication through short-film production amongst mayors, youths, and filmmakers in cities across the African continent. This program presents films created through the MMM initiative, and discussions with Linda Lillenfield, creator and director of Let’s Talk About Water; members from the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI): and Alain Gomis, filmmaker and founder of Centre Yennenga in Dakar, Senegal.

After the panel discussion and Q&A, a screening of 5 short films from Senegal, The Gambia and Morocco, and then concluding with Aziza Akhmouch where she describes the role of African mayors in ensuring water security and how film can raise the voices of underrepresented voices in climate change. Akhmouch the Head of the Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development division of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and manages the OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers.