Conscientious Projector presents Easy Like Water
Responding to Climate Change: Innovation in Bangladesh
One of the major injustices of climate change is that many of the world’s under-developed nations are facing its greatest threats, while their citizens bear little responsibility for its causes and impact. Bangladesh, the eighth most populous nation in the world, is a salient case in point. 20% of its land may be washed away by 2050 from rising sea levels and melting glaciers due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions. 100,000 Bangladeshis are already being displaced each year. So it is both ironic and heartening that some of the most innovative, design-based climate change solutions are coming from this beleaguered country. This month’s Conscientious Projector feature, Easy Like Water, focuses on visionary architect Mohammed Rezwan’s project to replace flood-ravaged schools with solar-powered floating classrooms built on repurposed surplus boats, a model that Rezwan intends to expand to create floating health clinics, shelters, libraries and cinemas.
Producer-director Glenn Baker’s Sundance Institute Award-winning documentary will screen on Thursday, January 8, 7:00 p.m. at Armory Center for the Arts. A community discussion follows the film. For more information contact Marty Coleman at 818.517.8878 or visit www.easylikewater.com.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103