The PON Film Series is pleased to present:
Join us for a screening and discussion with
writer/director Michael Nash.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Austin Hall North, Harvard Law School
Free admission; public welcome. Pizza and drinks will be served.
About the film:
Join the Program on Negotiation for a screening of “Climate Refugees” and a discussion with writer/director Michael Nash.
This award-winning and acclaimed documentary film highlights for the first time a new phenomenon in the global arena – climate refugees, individuals displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters and rapid ecological change. This mass environmental migration is a threat to global security.
Following the film, director Michael Nash will discuss his work and the urgent issues highlighted in the film. “Climate Refugees” has been shown around the world to heads of state and other leaders and in the United States at the Pentagon, Congress, and the United Nations. “Climate Refugees” was the only film screened by the United Nations at the IIEA Copenhagen Climate Change Conference and at Davos for world leaders. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where Robert Redford described it as “an agent for social change”.
About the speaker:
Michael Nash is an Irish/American filmmaker who was an honored recipient of the Social Change Global Institute Filmmaker of the Year Award. MovieMaker Magazine named Nash one of the “Top 10 MovieMakers Of The Planet” along with Davis Guggenheim, Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle and Louie Psihoyos (The Cove). Nash has also won Senator Boxer’s Conservation Champion Award and the Neiman Marcus Environmental Visions Filmmaker Award. Nash’s most recent documentary, the multi-award winning Climate Refugees was the only film screened by the United Nations at the IIEA Copenhagen Climate Change Conference and Davos for world leaders and policymakers. Climate Refugees had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and was noted by Robert Redford in the NY Times “as an agent for social change.”
Michael has traveled with USC Anneberg/Writers Guild of America Showrunner’s Program, (including Executive Producers from Grey’s Anatomy, Touch and a Disney animation executive) illuminating environment and health issues to storytellers around the world. Nash’s first feature, the critically acclaimed film titled “Fuel,” won top feature film honors around the globe. Nash has two films in development/pre- production, one with Paramount Studios that he’ll direct and the other in pre-production titled Big Hope. He also has three television shows in development/production; the first is a primetime reality show with Fremantle (American Idol and America’s Got Talent), the second is a scripted sci-fi series packaged by WME and in partnership with music producer Red-1 (U2,Lady Gaga’s, J-Lo), and the third is a reality show partnership with the state of California and their prison system. In the 90’s Nash did consulting work with NBC, TNT and TBS. He sits on numerous boards and is a judge in several film festivals both domestic and abroad.