Peace Palace Peace and Justice

Just Peace: Film in the garden

22 September

Update: due to the weather conditions and further rain forecast, the  film ‘Anote’s Ark’ will be shown inside in the auditorium instead of the garden of the Peace Palace.
Nevertheless, we are looking forward to welcoming you!

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During the Just Peace weekend, the Peace Palace will offer you once again, in cooperation with the Humanity House, the Red Cross and Movies that Matter, the opportunity to watch an impressive documentary in the atmospheric garden of the Peace Palace, which sheds new light on the theme of Peace & Justice.

This year, the prize-winning documentary ‘Anote’s Ark’ is screened which impressively shows the possible consequences of climate change on people’s lives and the survival of cultures. Globally, this issue is becoming increasingly complex and urgent on a humanitarian level. This documentary is an alarming portrait filmed in a stunning landscape.

In Oceania, situated in one of the world’s most remote locations, the island nation of Kiribati faces serious jeopardy: the lives of people and animals are threatened by the rapidly rising sea levels caused by climate change. It is possibly the first country to be consumed by the sea due to global warming. President Tong is engaged in a race against the clock to ensure his people’s safety. He sees climate change as a ‘declaration of war’, adding a new dimension to his -and our- problem.

The documentary follows his struggle against the backdrop of the climate negotiations in Paris, alternating with the personal story of Tiemeri, mother of six, who is doing everything she can to ensure that her family will be able to emigrate to the safe shores of New Zealand.

Prior to the film, you can ask questions on climate change during an interactive talk show. Maarten van Aalst (director of the International Red Cross Climate Center) and Jeroen Vervliet (Director-Librarian of the Carnegie Foundation) will shed light on humanitarian risks of climate change and the role international law -and thus the Peace Palace-  will play in combating those risks.

The program starts at 20:00. Doors of the Visitors Centre open at 19:15. The documentary is played in the garden so be sure to bring a warm coat or a blanket. Seating places are offered on the stone steps in the garden, and a limited number of chairs are available. In the unfortunate case of rain, the event will be relocated inside. Bringing beverages is nog allowed. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and wine are sold at the venue.

Tickets cost €10 per individual. Students €8.50. Language: English. Access to the grounds is only possible on showing a valid ID (for non-EU-citizens: passport).

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