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Special Screenings

Climate Refugees

Climate Refugees

(89 minutes) Bangladesh/China/Tuvalu/USA

Friday, 10/22, 7:25pm (Session I)

Director: Michael Nash
Producers: Michael Nash, Justin Hogan


A climate refugee is a person displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. Such disasters result from incremental and rapid ecological change, resulting in increased droughts, desertification, sea level rise, and the more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, cyclones, fires, mass flooding and tornadoes. All this is causing mass global migration and border conflicts. For the first time, the Pentagon now considers climate change a national security risk and the term "climate wars" is being talked about in war-room like environments in Washington DC. The UN currently states that more refugees are now displaced by environmental disasters than by war, more than 25 million climate refugees (ecologically induced migrants), and experts have projected that number will double within the next five years to over 50 million.  Several organizations like the IPCC, Red Cross and The Christian Monitor estimate between 150 million and 1 billion climate refugees will be displaced within the next four decades, yet not one single international law gives asylum, or even a helping hand to environmental refugees.


Michael Nash is an award-winning Irish-American filmmaker, best known for his film Fuel. He has several television deals in place, including a reality show he created with Fremantle that he will executive produce, and a one-hour drama he created/wrote, being set up with CAA/Grosso Jacobson. Nash is the founder of Protocol Productions and LA Think Tank.

Justin Hogan's producing credits include Climate Refugees, Made in Brooklyn, Fuel, The Americans Are Coming, the Americans Are Coming!, 5up 2down, and Stanley's Gig.

Contact Information:

LA Think Tank
Justin Hogan
114 North Sweetzer Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90048
E-mail: nash@climaterefugees.com
Web Site: www.climaterefugees.com

©2010 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)

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The 10 Conditions of Love
All At Sea
The Bicycle
Children of Gaza
Climate Refugees
The Constitution Project: Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause
Crossing Hispaniola: Stories on Statelessness and Migration
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Dead End: Afghan Migrants
Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean
The Desert of Forbidden Art
Determined to Dance
Dreams Awake
Education on the Boat – Hope for Tomorrow
The First Kid to Learn English from Mexico
Home for Hawksbill
Home is Where You Find It
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
Killing in the Name
The Last Elephants in Thailand
Let's Make Money
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
New American Soldier
The Old Immigrant's Dance
Oliviero Toscani - The Rage of Images
Our Summer in Tehran
Prayers for Peace
Presumed Guilty
Queen of the Sun
Rabbit a la Berlin
Rapping in Tehran
Rescuing Emmanuel
Satellite Queens
Scientists under Attack -
Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money
Secrets of the Tribe
Sing China!
Slaves - An Animated Documentary
Stinking Ship
Strange Birds in Paradise - A West Papuan Story
There Once Was an Island
Three Songs About Motherland
Wahid's Mobile Bookstore
Waliden, Children of Others
War and Love in Kabul
War Don Don
Which Way Home
Who Killed Chea Vichea?
Without Country
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements