Social Responsibility


The Lived Experience of Climate Change: A Story of One Piece of Land in Dhaka

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:28:00 GMT

Documentary screening and discussion

Thursday 2 February, 7.00–9.00pm

At Rich Mix, 35–47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Free and open to the public but reserve your place

Dhaka, Bangladesh is on the front line of climate change, but what does that mean to the people living in its slums? Dr Joanne Jordan will present a short film (Director: Ehsan Kabir, Green Ink), exploring her findings on the everyday realities of climate change in Dhaka.

Joanne spent months in the slums of Dhaka talking to over 600 people in their homes, work places, local teashops and on street corners to understand how climate change is linked to or creating problems in their everyday lives and how they are trying to find solutions to those problems.

With the research completed, Joanne teamed up with the University of Dhaka to explore the findings through a ‘Pot Gan’; a traditional folk medium, featuring melody, drama, pictures and dancing. Performances were used to encourage slum dwellers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers to reflect on the day-to-day realities of living with climate change.

Following a screening of ‘The Lived Experience of Climate Change: A Story of One Piece of Land in Dhaka’ documentary, the audience will be invited to actively engage with the dilemmas faced by slum dwellers affected by climate change. Suggestions of creative ways to engage and communicate climate issues will be encouraged! Attendees will hear from Dr Joanne Jordan, the Project Coordinator and Dr Saleemul Huq, a world-leading expert on climate change. He was the lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 3rd and 4th Assessment Report, and coordinating lead author on the 5th.

Watch the documentary trailer

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