Screening of documentary "The Burning Season".
- 27 Jan 2010
- DBS Auditorium, 6 Shenton Way
This event is for Members only.
Invitation to the screening of the documentary "The Burning Season". The event is sponsored by Carbon Conservation together with Harvard Singapore Foundation DATE: Wednesday 27 Jan
TIME: 6pm VENUE: DBS Auditorium, 6 Shenton Way The event will include the screening of the award-winning documentary "The Burning Season" which features, Dorjee Sun. This film touches on many issues close to Singapore including the critical condition of orangutans in Borneo and the forest fires that cause haze that visits us every year.
Find out more and watch the trailer at: http://www.theburningseasonmovie.com/
Places are limited, but to confirm attendance please email Bridgit.O'Donovan@ogilvy.com or 9675 4562
About The Burning Season
Directed by Cathy Henkel and Narrated by Hugh Jackman
Every year, the recurring haze that shroud Singapore's skies are largely a result of forest fires and farmers engaging in slash and burn agriculture. The Burning Season touches upon an issue close to our hearts, and explains the innovative solution that carbon trading has to offer. This is an award winning documentary that has been nominated at the New York Tribeca Festival 2009, Sydney Film Festival 2009, an EMMY award for Oustanding Documentary on a Business Topic, as well as the prestigious Gold Panda award at the Sichuan TV Festival. It was also been broadcasted on major television channels worldwide (PBS WideAngle, BBC, ABC Australia etc).
Speech by Dorjee Sun
Dorjee Sun, CEO of Carbon Conservation (CC), is the subject of the Burning Season. Since the founding of the company, he has demonstrated his ability to strike deals and bring carbon projects to fruition. His entrepreneurial spirit has been recognised by Environmental Finance Magazine who awarded CC's avoided deforestation project in Aceh the "Carbon Finance Deal of the Year 2008". His drive for environmental protection was honored by the African Rainforest Conservancy in April 2009, which named a new species of chameleon after him, kinyongia dorjeesuni. As well as being one of "TIME Magazine Environmental Heroes of 2009", Dorjee was named as one of 10 young leaders who have demonstrated the ability to come up with fresh ideas in the Weekend Australian Magazine. During the 2009 APEC meetings in Singapore, Dorjee was also invited to speak on the climate change panel alongside prominent industry players.