EDMC - Environment and Development Movie Club / Conservation at all costs?
Interested in environment and development? Then join us for a film screening and debate.
About the film
We will show a film that examines evictions of indigenous forest dwellers in Kenya in the name of conservation. The film offers an intimate portrait of a community at a crossroads, with Kenya Forest Service Officers burning their houses and looming plans to develop carbon offsetting schemes in the forests they live in and depend on.
Following the film there will be a discussion on conservation, neoliberalism, carbon forestry, and human rights led by professor Jens Friis Lund.
This screening and debate will be the inaugural event for the establishment of The Environment and Development Movie Club (EDMC). The EDMC is a new initiative at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, which seeks to nurture an intellectually stimulating and socially vibrant study environment through regular events with movie displays, debate and discussion.
The theme of the EDMC is the environment-development nexus, by which we mean how processes of economic development and growth affect environments and people across the globe in multiple and at times contradictory ways.
Each movie screening will be accompanied by a debate and discussion led by faculty and/or invited guest discussants.
There will be snacks and drinks.
All BSc and MSc students interested in Environment and Development, PhD students and faculty at University of Copenhagen is welcome.
The EDMC is supported by the Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, and directed by a committee comprising lecturers from that department as well as student representatives.
We hope to constitute that committee in connection with the inaugural screening event.