International Nature Film Week in Hanoi

The main goal of this event is to convey a strong message about the importance of preserving the environment to the people of Vietnam and motivate them to take positive steps towards a more sustainable future.

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Under the auspices of the US Embassy in Vietnam, the 2nd International Nature Film Week will take place in Hanoi from March 21-31, 2024.

The billboard of the Hanoi International Nature Film Week 2024.

According to the event’s organizer, the social enterprise “Keep Vietnam Clean”, the film festival will gather a wide range of local and international documentaries and short films about nature and environmental issues.

The environmental documentaries will be screened at 10 different venues across the city, including cinemas, universities, and diplomatic missions. Some of the notable films include “The Human Element” (2018, directed by Matthew Testa), “Raid on the Atlantic” (2022, InFocus Production), “The Stories in the Dump” (2013, directed by Chu Viet Nga), among others.

In addition to film screenings, there will be discussions on film themes, meetings with filmmakers, a seminar on the current situation of environmental pollution and nature conservation in Vietnam, and interactive mini-games with gift rewards, among other activities, to promote environmental awareness among participants.

The International Nature Film Week aims to communicate the current environmental situation in Vietnam and the world. It highlights the major challenges that humanity faces today, such as climate change, pollution, and the degradation of natural resources.

The marine conservation activities of the Center for Conservation and Development, a Vietnamese NGO working for biodiversity and conservation.

According to USAID, Vietnam is one of the five most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Typhoons, floods, droughts, and landslides frequently pose threats to the country’s 99 million people and economic assets, which are concentrated along its long, densely populated coastline.

Statistics from the World Bank and ADB show that Vietnam regularly experiences high maximum temperatures, with average monthly highs around 28°C and average May highs of 31°C. As a result, both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are among the world’s most vulnerable urban areas to deadly heat.

“Vietnam faces potentially significant social and economic impacts across multiple regions and sectors. Without effective adaptation and disaster risk reduction efforts, multidimensional poverty and inequality are likely to increase,” states a report on “Climate Risk Country Profile: Vietnam”.

Register at https://bit.ly/3TqWwIM for free admission to the International Nature Film Week.