Climate Change Documentary For Youth Previews Tonight

< BACK TO ENTERTAINMENT starstarstarstarstar   Culture - Entertainment Press Release
13th September 2010, 10:40am - Views: 737





Culture Entertainment Evolve Group 1 image

1


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 







Monday 13th Sept, 2010


CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTARY FOR YOUTH PREVIEWS TONIGHT

JOIN HAYLEY WARNER AND TWO YOUNG INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS ON A HISTORY-MAKING

JOURNEY TO ANTARCTICA, TO LEARN THE CONFRONTING EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE


Tonight at 6.30pm, The Hon. Peter Primrose M.L.C will officially open the preview of Cool

School Antarctica, the new Generation Y Climate Change film made by Sydney filmmakers Liz Courtney and

Gregory Miller at Fox Studios, Moore Park Sydney.


Cool School Antarctica is a movie-length documentary which follows three young Australians, Hayley Warner

(Australian Idol 2009), indigenous AFL player Malcolm Lynch and indigenous Australian track star Narelle Long,

as they embark on an adventure of a lifetime to participate in the world’s first Environmental Youth Summit in

Antarctica.


This is an inspirational adventure documentary about “Climate Change” seen through their eyes as they board

a Russian icebreaker with other young people from around the world in the UN International Year of Youth, to

explore the last great wilderness on Earth and see first-hand what is really happening to our planet. Narelle

and Malcolm also make history by becoming the first indigenous Australians to step foot on Antarctica.


This ‘Cool School’ led by polar explorer and environmentalist Prof Robert Swan

OBE

takes 40 international

young people from 15 countries into the breath-takingly harsh elements of the Antarctic to learn the real

lessons of global warming and the importance of conservation. Swan’s lifelong ambition to build a school room

in Antarctica powered by renewable energy is the last stop on the expedition.  


E-Base located at the Bellingshausen Russian Base on King George Island took six years to build and  served as

an inspirational classroom for Haley, Narelle and Malcolm, encouraging them to tackle the issues of climate

change and renewable energies from a place where the temperature can drop to as low as -80 degrees Celsius.

This direct education ultimately gives them the power to become leaders in promoting, inspiring and

educating their generation to make changes in the way they live.


Over the two and half weeks spent in the pristine Antarctic wilderness, the young people camped out on the

ice in -10 degrees Celsius; hiked up glaciers; zoomed around on Zodiacs to view the extent of the collapse of

the Larson B iceshelf; sat amongst the cutest penguin colonies; were chased by a Leopard Seal for an entire

morning; and witnessed a rare Orca Kill where they were in danger of being tipped out into the freezing

waters!


This is a documentary style adventure of discovery and transformation that is aimed at educating and inspiring

a new generation of Climate Change Crusaders around the world.



INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:  MEDIA CALL FOR 6PMm:  Available on the night:

Hayley Warner, Malcolm Lynch & Narelle Long , and The Honourable Peter Primrose, Minister for Youth


For further information, images, or interviews, please contact:

Liz Courtney

0409 225 447

lizcourtney@glproductions.tv







news articles logo NEWS ARTICLES
Contact News Articles |Remove this article