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Mar 15, 2024 / 14:33

International Nature Film Week to be held in Hanoi

The event aims to deliver a powerful message about environmental protection to the Vietnamese and inspire positive action for a greener future.

Under the auspices of the US Embassy in Vietnam, the 2nd International Nature Film Week will be held 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 bring together various local and international documentaries and short films on 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 typical films include "The Human Element" (2018, director Matthew Testa), "Raid on the Atlantic" (2022, InFocus Production), "The Stories in the Dump" (2013, director Chu Viet Nga), among others.

In addition to film screenings, discussions on film themes and 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, will be organized to promote environmental awareness among participants.

The International Nature Film Week communicates the current environmental situation in Vietnam and the world. They highlight the major challenges facing humanity 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 threaten much of the country's 99 million people and economic assets, which are concentrated along its long, densely populated coastline.

World Bank and ADB statistics 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," says a report on "Climate Risk Country Profile: Vietnam".

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