EU-funded CLIMA Project at 'Terra di Tutti' Film Festival


The Terra di Tutti Film Festival (TTFF), an annual cinematic event in Bologna since 2007, this year edition saw the involvement of the EU-funded CLIMA project during its events on September 27th and October 6th. This collaboration emphasized the European Union's commitment to environmental awareness.

The TTFF, known for its focus on social and humanitarian themes, showcases films from around the world that address human rights, environmental consciousness, and gender issues. Co-organized by the CLIMA project partner COSPE (Cooperazione per lo sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti), the festival receives around 400 film submissions each year, offering a platform beyond screenings for engaging events and conventions.

CLIMA's participation in the TTFF brought a distinct focus on environmental themes, climate change, and ecological transition. The project's involvement mobilized thousands of individuals, with two CLIMA-organized events during the festival attracting around 150 attendees.

The first event on Thursday, September 28, 2023, titled "The Ways of Water: Stories and Visions of Climate Change," featured a screening of a photographic story of the flood in Emilia Romagna by Michele Lapini, a photojournalist. This was followed by open conversations with various stakeholders and screenings of films, including "Fango" by Rita Marzio Maralla (Italy, 2023, 7') and "Bangladesh: Sunken Country" by Vincent Prado and Alice Guilhamon (France, 2022, 58').

The second event on Friday, October 6, 2023, explored the role of international cooperation in mitigating climate change risks in the Mediterranean. The topics covered included International Cooperation, Human Rights, Environmental issues, Climate change, agroecology, and migration. Participating organizations included WeWorld, Legambiente, Lunaria, and various others from academia, local authorities, and NGOs.

The collaboration between the CLIMA project and the Terra di Tutti Film Festival exemplifies the power of film as a tool for environmental advocacy, fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by climate change and the urgent need for collective action. The European Union's investment in such initiatives highlights its dedication to creating a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.