Ciné-ONU film screening: “Ice and the Sky” - Monday 23 November


On the occasion of the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations (Vienna), this human world (THW) Film Festival and Topkino, invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie

“Ice and the Sky”
(by Luc Jacquet, France 2015, 89 min, OV with English subtitles)

followed by a Q&A session with invited guests, free entry.
(Please note: there is no reserved seating - admission is first come, first served)
Date / Time: 23 November 2015, 18:30 hrs
Location: Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna

Participants of the panel discussion:
Helmut Hojesky – Head of Department, Climate and Air quality, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW)
Harald Egerer – Head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Vienna Programme Office (PO) - Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention
Martin Nesirky –Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna (Moderator)

Claude Lorius was one of the first people to study the ice in Antarctica – and to show that the Earth was heating up and the ice melting. Using hitherto unseen archive footage, the film tells the story of the French polar scientist, who is still today, at the age of 80, fighting with undiminished passion to save one of the Earth's greatest ecosystems. Lorius’ mission began in 1957 with the first of many expeditions. His ice core drilling, which later extended to a depth of 3600m, supplied transcripts of hundreds of thousands of years of climate history. They are the basis for everything we know today about the Antarctic. Ice and the Sky is a visually stunning scientific adventure and a moving testament to an untiring champion of climate protection. More information on: http://iceandsky.com/

 

 

 


18.11.2015