The project

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Earth101 is an ongoing project where selected documentary filmmakers meet in Reykjavik, Iceland with some of the finest experts in various fields relating to climate science and cultural cognition. The first conference was in October 2013.

The purpose is to provide a venue where some of the world’s preeminent minds on climate change and renowned international filmmakers meet and engage with each other in a dynamic fashion in order to address the manifold problems inherent in the public mediation of the environmental crisis. This is the greatest challenge the world is facing and the first step towards a solution is for mankind to acknowledge and understand the problem.

Films are a powerful medium that reaches across borders, and that is why the documentary can play a central role in communicating the dangers of a warming climate on a global scale.

The Earth101 project has received funding from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Icelandic Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources, the city of Reykjavík, the U.S. Embassy in Iceland, Landsvirkjun, Promote Iceland, the University Center of the Westfjords, and several institutes within the University of Iceland, among others.