Interested in producing mini films on social or environmental issues? Well the World Bank film contest is for you.
The contestants are requested to submit a 2-5 minute documentary film highlighting the social consequences of climate change in the following categories:
- Conflict: As climate change results in scarcity of resources and economic and, in many cases, political instability, how may it lead to social unrest and armed conflict?
- Migration: Are there any links between climate change and population migration?
- Social Policy: How do governments prepare effective social policy to meet climate change challenges?
- Drylands: What is the social response in drylands related to climate change?
- Urban Space: How do climate change adaptation measures take into account the needs of the poor in the urban environment?
- Rural Institutions: How do local level institutions in agrarian societies build capacity to handle risks associated to climate change and deliver solutions?
- Indigenous Peoples: How are Indigenous Peoples responding and adapting to the impacts of climate change?
- Gender: Are there different implications of climate change for men and women, boys and girls? How or where can instances of this be seen?
- Governance: How can social accountability be promoted in climate action?
- Forests: What are the threats and opportunities for local communities in efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation?
- Human Rights: What are the human rights implications of climate change?
- The contest is opened until the 24th October 2008. So far, some 9 documentaries have been submitted. Click here to see the listing. So dust off those cameras and get going!