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World Bank Launches Film Contest on the Social Aspects of Climate Change

Vulnerability Exposed: Social Dimensions of Climate Change

25 August 2008: The World Bank launched a worldwide

documentary competition that will highlight the social aspects of climate

change as experienced and/or observed by the film-maker(s).

The contest is open

to anyone, and submitted films should innovatively illustrate the consequences

of climate change through one of the following theme categories: conflict,

migration, the urban space, rural institutions, drylands, social policy,

indigenous peoples, gender, governance, forests, and/or human rights.

There are

two award categories: Social Dimensions of Climate Change Award (general

category); and Young Voices of Climate Change (youth category). The general

category is open to professionals and amateurs, while the youth category is

open to entries submitted by filmmakers who are under 24 years old. The

deadline for submissions is 24 October 2008. Award winners will be chosen through a combination of public voting and

a judging panel. The Award Winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to

Washington, DC, for a screening of their film and will have the opportunity to

attend a series of networking and learning events organized by the Social

Development Department of the World Bank in December 2008. [Film contest]