Climate change heroes on film

  • January 31, 2012
Climate change heroes on film

Gates alumnus Maxime Riche makes webdocumentaries on climate change heroes.

A photographic project run by a Gates alumnus which aims to inspire the public about climate change activists has published two web documentaries.

The two documentaries for the Climate Heroes project are about four men in Sumatra who used to work in the illegal logging industry and are now coffee farming. The documentary tells their personal fight against deforestation. The other documentary tells the story of individuals on the island of Samsø in Denmark, a carbon neutral community which is investing in a sustainable future through a number of renewable energy projects, including wind energy.

Climate Heroes was set up by Maxime Riché [2005] as a hybrid photographic and scientific project. Maxime, who is a photographer, fundraises for the project and manages its artistic and photographic content from Paris and carries out photographic essays on the subject around the world.

The project highlights the work of women and men, including scientists, businesspeople and citizens, who can inspire the general public to understand or tackle climate change.

Maxime did an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise with the support of a Gates Cambridge scholarship.

Climate Heroes is currently looking for partnerships with cutting-edge research institutes and for corporate sponsors. More information on the project can be found at www.theclimateheroes.org

 

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