1 minute to save the world - FiIm Competition
New film awards showcase young talent and their efforts to build a better future
A Retrospective on 1MinutetoSavetheWorld
Whilst politicians and corporations are proving too slow to take the necessary measures to stop climate change in its tracks, a new generation of grass roots eco-activists have chose not to wait for a ‘top-down’ approach. They are making use of cutting-edge technology and social media to get their opinions seen and heard online, inspiring positive change amongst their peers and issuing a stern mandate to world leaders.
1 minute to save the world is an annual film competition that asks young filmmakers from around the world to make 1 minute videos on climate change. With the help of large organisations with global infrastructure and reach such as Unicef, UNDP and The British Council and the help of corporate, film and Foundations such as Artist Project Earth, Passion Pictures and Sony as well as a myriad of grass roosts organisations, NGO's and youth groups internationally, the competition has so far reached 177 countries.
The online film festival showcases a diverse range of genres and styles, from stop-motion animation to science fiction, tackling regional issues such as drought in Kenya, flooding in Senegal, water scarcity in India and Vietnam, recycling in the UK, Oil pollution from Mexico and the importance of energy conservation in the United States.
This year, a group of youngsters from shanty-towns across Nairobi came together to highlight the pollution problems in their area with a positive message to fellow Kenyans to preserve the natural environment by “going green and keeping it clean”. They wowed the judging panel, taking both Best Film and Artists Project Earths ‘Youth Visions Award’ with their 1 minute rap "Me and My Bike". 15 year old singer, Mary Ndunge, says “Nairobi’s ghettos are badly polluted so it’s an honour to win the award and to be recognised for something so environmentally important”.
Walfame will be using the £5,000 prize money to make 6 more 1 minute videos on climate change related issues in their area.
In proud partnership with the Ecologist and declared by the United Nations Department of Public Information as "valuable public service announcements that need to be seen", we thought you might like to see the best of the bunch from the last 2 years of entries.
Me and My Bike
Give the Colours Back to the Earth
My Paper Boat
Cap Your Emissions
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