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Green Screens: Refugees of the Blue Planet

Green Screens partners films from the National Film Board with experts and panellists from the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy.

Each year, millions of people the world over are driven to forced displacement. From the Maldives to Brazil, and even closer to home, here in Canada, the disturbing accounts of people who have been uprooted are amazingly similar. The enormous pressure placed on rural populations as a result of the degradation of their life-supporting environment is driving them increasingly further from their way of life. The Refugees of the Blue Planet sheds light on the little-known plight of a category of individuals who are suffering the repercussions of this reality: environmental refugees. They are constantly growing in number and often have no legal status, even though their right to a clean and sustainable environment has been violated.

When: Wednesday February 2, 2011, 7 PM

Where: NFB Mediatheque, 150 John St (at Richmond St W), Toronto (Osgoode subway station)

Free admission

For More Information: 416-973-3012 or visit the NFB website