PARAMARIBO—The U.S. Embassy in Suriname and the American Corner are organizing an Environmental Film Festival beginning January 28 and running through February 26, 2016. Public viewings are scheduled for Friday evenings, beginning January 29 and running for five weeks though February 26. Additionally, special school viewings for junior high school (VOJ) and high school (VOS) students will be held on Thursday and Friday mornings from January 28 to February 26.
On the heels of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference, this film festival focuses on climate change with the theme, “The Environment is our Heart, Our Life Support.” As U.S. President Barack Obama noted during the historic summit, “No nation is immune,” from the effects of climate change. Our survival depends on a healthy environment. The film festival will highlight examples of how we treat this planet, but also how we can help to save the one planet we have.
The U.S. Embassy and American Corner are partnering with local environmental organizations and experts to introduce each film and highlight the work they are doing to preserve Suriname’s natural resources and combat the effects of climate change.
All screenings will be held at the Eddie Wesselszaal at the Cultural Center Suriname, CCS. Admission to the film festival is free. This will be the forth film festival the U.S. Embassy has organized.