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Green Evening in Berlin with Sebastian Copeland and Orlando Bloom

On November 12, Cinema for Peace held a Green Evening in Berlin to promote Sebastian Copeland's fascinating movie "Into the Cold" and at the same time showcase the power of moving pictures in raising awareness about environmental issues. The Chairman of the German Party "The Greens" Jürgen Trittin gave the laudation.


Sebastian Copeland's film "Into The Cold - A Journey Of The Soul" retraces two men's dramatic expedition to the North Pole covering more than 400 miles on foot. A journey of endurance and commitment, it delves into the depth of the soul against the backdrop of the magnificent Great North. The film documents this rapidly vanishing environment: a hundred years from now, there will be no expedition on foot to the North Pole, for the ice there will have long since gone.

In his laudation for the movie, the Chairman of the German Greens Jürgen Trittin argued that “climate policy must be a precautionary policy. It will only work if all countries move in the same direction. And for that we need people that make this a task that people feel for and are enthusiastic about.”

He added that director Sebastian Copeland ”did what every good environmentalist has to do. We don’t have to preach the catastrophe. It’s not enough to take warnings. We have to talk about love. It’s love. You will only save things that you love. And you show us how lovely, with all consequences - and love is not always easy - ice and the North Pole can be. That is the reason why you are a good environmentalist.”

Sebastian Copeland himself put a special emphasis on the point that “the food production balance of the planet is beginning to go skew. Now that is in direct relationship to climate change. The pressure on the food supply is one of the present and clear little secrets of climate change, one that needs to be discussed, because a 66% increase in the cost of wheat affects us every day. It affects all of us.”

In an interview with TV Berlin Copeland was asked what it meant to him to get this award, and said:

"Well, I'm very honoured. I'm a supporter of Cinema for Peace, of course. I think it is a great medium to educate people through film. [...] entertainment when it has the opportunity to intelligently educate people and inspire people to make a difference, then it would be a missed opportunity not to do it. And Cinema for Peace ultimately celebrates those efforts from filmmakers who often decide not go the commercial route in order to support an ideal. And in that respect I feel very honoured to be part of that family."

The funds that werde raised during this evening will be used to promote Copelands film and to support the Cinema for Peace Green Online Platform.

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Upcoming Screenings:

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August 13th 2018, at the Schikaneder Kino in Vienna / Address: Margaretenstraße 24, A - 1040 Wien