Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Gore To Kick Off Tribeca Film Festival With Live Earth Preview

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Get ready for the Gore/Live Earth media blitz. From now until your ears echo the sweet enjoyment of Live Earth on July 7th, no one will be able to escape the information swell that’s coming. The first preview of Live Earth’s impact will launch on April 25 at the NY Tribeca Film Festival. Former Vice President Al Gore will host the opening night gala, which will feature seven SOS short films (out of a commissioned 60!) tackling various issues surrounding climate change. SOS, which stands for Save Our Selves is the organization behind Live Earth and the brainchild of founder Kevin Wall. Joined by Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, Wall had this to say regarding the April 25th event,

“’Tribeca provides the ideal audience and platform for the SOS message. Just like music, films have the power to inspire people to change themselves and the world around them.’”

Gore was quick to add,

“’Global warming is a generational challenge requiring both U.S. leadership and a global response. The SOS Short Films Program harnesses some of the world’s most creative minds to educate, inform and inspire people across the globe to solve the climate crisis.  Premiering the SOS films at Tribeca will ensure that these pieces will be viewed all over the world for years to come – and hopefully they will help spur to action the next generation of international leaders to join the effort to solve the climate crisis.’”

As mentioned, the seven films are simply part of a larger 60 that will play during the July 7th Live Earth event.  There are some pretty impressive filmmakers behind these 10-minute shorts:  Kevin MacDonald, Director, Last King of Scotland; Aardman Animation, Producers, Wallace and Gromit; Ari Sandel, Director, Oscar-winning, West Bank Story; and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, Directors, Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp to name a few.

Ecorazzi will be on hand for gala night during the Tribeca Film Festival and will report back on all the green glamour and entertainment that’s sure to follow. It’s worth noting for interest-sake that the event is being sponsored by General Motors and National Geographic.  Visit the Live Earth site for more details or check out the official Tribeca Film Festival site.

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
blood

Study finds vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells

Blood taken from vegans is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells!

thumbsup

Daycares in Finland are going vegan

A year-long vegan food trial is coming to Helsinki.

fight

Verbally abusing your vegan friends isn’t edgy, it’s just being a bully

If you’re a vegan who has had to deal with this, and especially if you come from a background of being abused in other ways, you are absolutely not alone