O2 Filmes director Fernando Meirelles had a conversation with journalist Pedro Bial on September 6 about sustainability and his most recent works: Eu Sou Amazônia (I Am the Amazon) for Google and the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Here are excerpts from the interview:
Fernando Meirelles has created a sustainable house in SP: “I feel better knowing that I’m not having a negative impact on the city”
In A Conversation with Bial the cineaste, who’s one of the founders of the production company O2 Filmes, warns of bad habits and a specialist talks about what could be the consequences of global warning by 2022.
A Conversation with Bial this Wednesday, September 6 discussed the environmental situation and the subject of sustainability.
Cineaste Fernando Meirelles talked about his sustainable house in Vila Madalena in São Paulo, and mentioned that he plants an average of 10 thousand trees a year! He’s the screenwriter and one of the names behind the Eu Sou Amazonia (I Am the Amazon) project, made in partnership with Google Earth, which seeks to promote immersion in the stories of those who live in the region with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. The climatologist Carlos Nobre and the journalist Claudio Angelo also participated in this conversation.
Here are some excerpts from the program!
Pedro welcomes the cineaste Fernando Meirelles and the journalist and coordinator of the NGO Climate Observatory Claudio Angelo (Photo: Ramon Vasconcellos/TV Globo)
Fernando Meirelles explains the origin of his fight to preserve the environment
The cineaste explains the I Am the Amazon Project
Fernando Meirelles talks about the series of films that make up the I Am the Amazon Project
“I’ve built a small house in Vila Madalena in which I capture my water and produce my own electricity. It was one of the first and the house functions very well. It’s good to know that I’m not having a negative impact on the city.”
Fernando Meirelles explains how he applies environmentalism to his everyday routine
Fernando Meirelles talks about the seedlings that weren’t planted during the Olympics
“I guarantee that we’re going to plant them!”
Fernando Meirelles talks about the environmental project launched with the Rio Olympics
2012 had the worst deforestation rate in history! Fernando Meirelles alerts people about climate change
“We need to adjust our radar, because it seems slow, but it’s very fast”
Pedro talks about the environment with guests on A Conversation with Bial this Wednesday, September 6 (Photo: Ramon Vasconcellos/TV Globo)
Claudio Angelo talks about the first signs of global warming
“Climate change is not going to happen, it’s happening. The world is already one degree Celsius warmer than it was 140 years ago. Everything that happens on the planet, flooding in Rio Grande do Sul, hurricanes in the EUA, etc. These are all part of the global warming process. There’s no denying it anymore.”
Claudio Angelo talks about the impact of global warming on people’s daily lives
Carlos Nobre alerts us about extinctions
“Today, there’s no doubt in the mind of any scientist who works with the climate. The physical principles that explain global warming are very solid. We risk losing 20% to 30% of species by 2022 if we can’t control global warming. In 500 years the sea level will rise by 7 meters. Part of our cultural heritage may be underwater”
Carlos Nobre talks about the grave consequences of global warming
Doing his part
“Planting an average of 10 thousand trees a year. This is very little (…) I use planes and cars a lot, so…”
Fernando Meirelles mentions that he plants an average of 10 thousand trees a year
A Conversation with Bial appears Monday through Friday after Globo News and you can see all of it on Globo Play. You can also follow it on Facebook and Instagram!
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