Just Peace Movie Night: Plastic Justice?
- Date: 24 November 18:00 - 22:00
- Location: The Hague Humanity Hub
Join us for the next edition of Just Peace Movie Nights, a collaborative effort by The Hague Humanity Hub and Resilient Foundation. This event, focused on Plastic Justice, combines art and storytelling to shed light on the human experience amidst the plastic crisis.
We'll feature three impactful films:
- Bakelite (~7 min): A creative take on humanity's toxic relationship with plastic.
- Une Seconde Vie (~7 min): A short documentary from the 8billion project.
- Earthbound (~50 min): Celebrating Nzambi Matee's innovative solution to Kenya's plastic waste.
Following the screenings, engage in a discussion with experts and participate in a Q&A, exploring the intersection of artivism and storytelling in amplifying voices affected by plastic pollution and environmental injustice.
Why Plastic Justice?
The plastic crisis is a complex issue, encompassing environmental, economic, and health aspects. Positioned within an environmental justice framework, it prompts crucial questions about fairness, decision-making, and power imbalances.
Plastic production, derived from oil and toxic chemicals, has far-reaching consequences lasting up to 500 years. Indigenous communities are displaced, water is polluted, and health hazards affect vulnerable populations. Plastic waste from high-income countries disproportionately impacts low-income nations, exacerbating environmental injustice.
Artivism and storytelling play a crucial role in humanizing the experiences of affected communities, fostering empathy, understanding, and action. "Plastic Justice" serves as a starting point for comprehending the crisis from a social and environmental justice perspective.
Join us in exploring the multifaceted dimensions of Plastic Justice and how art and storytelling can drive change in advocacy, policy-making, and real-world contexts. 🌍🎬
Meet the speakers
Elena Burgos Martinez, Universiteit Leiden
Elena is an assistant professor of Environmental politics in the Department of Area Studies at Leiden University. Her academic career began in geology and ended in environmental anthropology. At Leiden University, she teaches PhD, MA and BA courses on political ecology, ecofeminism, research methods in the study of waste and decolonization in academia. Her research focuses on centering non-anthropocentric human-environment relations in the Capitalocene.
Adrian Kawaley-Lathan, director Resilient Foundation
As Resilient Foundation's new Executive Director, Adrian Kawaley-Lathan combines his expertise in peacebuilding, social impact storytelling and multimedia communications to transform apathy into action. With more than 10 years of experience in the impact media industry, he designs and directs programmes, productions and campaigns that enhance social engagement, build capacity and empower sustainable change towards positive peace and social harmony.
Resilient Foundation are impact media experts and fundraisers with one mission: to ensure diverse voices are heard and their stories told. As a trusted vehicle for media funding, they work with pioneering foundations and philanthropists to unearth untold stories that inspire, bring people together and drive collective action. Through their research, coalitions with expert partners and experience listening to frontline voices in projects such as Bakelite, the #SickOfPlastic campaign and 8billion, they have understood that at the core of the plastic crisis is a need to understand it through an environmental and social justice lens.
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