Schools are invited on Thursday, June 28 for a screening of approximately 50 minutes. The theme of the short films is nature and the actions that can be taken for sustainable development and nature. The screenings will be followed by a meeting with participants in the program “Young reporters for the environment” of the association TERAGIR.
Young Reporters for the Environment is an international program developed in 42 countries around the world.
In an individual or group project, the Young Reporters discover the challenges and resources of sustainable development in a concrete and positive way, in the spirit of “solutions journalism”. The program is aimed at young people aged 11 to 25.
Finding a subject, receiving advice from journalists, producing a photo, video, written or audio report, extending it with a field action and being evaluated by a jury of professionals, this is the path of a Young Reporter!
The Man Who Planted Trees by Frédéric Back
Summary: The Man Who Planted Trees is a short story written in 1953 by the French writer Jean Giono to “make people like planting trees,” as he put it. In this short story, the narrator tells the story of the shepherd Elzéard Bouffier, who revives his region, in Haute Provence, between 1913 and 1947, by planting trees. Although it is a fiction, the story manages to make the reader believe in the real existence of the shepherd and his forest. The film is an admirable adaptation.
A word from the producer: It is with great pride that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation brings you the film of one of its greatest artisans, Frédéric Back.
We hope that you will enjoy this screening of The Man Who Planted Trees and that it will make you aware of the artist’s message: Acting Together.
To discover the full scope of Frédéric Back’s work, which spans more than 60 years, we invite you to visit the following websites: www.fredericback.com and www.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/
We hope you enjoy the film.
Saga of the Quebec NGO “vivre en ville
Summary: 16 min animation film produced by the Quebec NGO “Vivre en ville”, it deals with the problems of cities (GHG, pollution, urban sprawl, heat islands…) and the sustainable solutions that can be implemented (densification, eco-districts…).