Oct 27: Climate Stories from UBC

Oct 27, 2022

What is UBC doing to support climate justice and sustainability research? How are scholars addressing climate action in their projects? Come find out at this unique collaborative event.

Speakers include:

The event also includes a screening of the short version of the 2021 documentary Terra Libre, and a discussion with Chief Ninawa, Hereditary Chief of the Huni Kui Indigenous people of the Amazon, and PWIAS International Indigenous Scholar, Heriditary Chief Gidansda of the Haida Nation, and film director Gert-Peter Bruch.

Moderated by Dr. Vanessa Andreotti, PWIAS Interim Director, Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change and David Lam Chair of Multicultural Education. The screening and discussion will launch a discussion on Indigenous land rights and resistance in the fight to protect the Amazon region.

About the film: A logbook, an investigation, but also a historical panorama retracing a struggle of more than 30 years, ‘Terra Libre’ exposes the inertia, the renunciation and the compromises of leaders who have become accomplices, and sometimes even actors, of mass ecocide.

The full-length documentary on the VIFF Connect streaming platform October 20-30, 2022.
English version
French version

This event is presented in partnership with:

  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • Public Scholars Initiative
  • UBC Sustainability Hub
  • UBC Climate Hub
  • Centre for Climate Justice at UBC
  • Consulate General of France in Vancouver