RiverBlue Documentary Wins Special Edition of Green Drop Award at World Water Forum 8

[Roger Williams (centre) holding the Green Drop Award. Next to him is Maria Paula Fidalgo (left), a Brazilian actress and activist who served as master of the ceremony, Suzanna Amado (far left), organiser of the Green Film Festival and Élio Pacilio (far right), President and Founder of Green Cross Italy, accompanied by filmmaker Harold Crooks (2nd from left) and Maggie White (2nd from right) from SIWI.]Full Press Release

The Green Drop Award is an annual prize presented by Green Cross Italy and the City of Venice, in partnership with La Biennale di Venezia. Since 2012, it has been awarded at the Venice Film Festival, to honour the production that best showcases sustainable values.

A symbolic “green carpet” is laid out on the shores of Venice’s Lido to welcome celebrities from movies, entertainment, culture and science, in an effort to promote environmental issues through the Seventh Art, during one of the film industry’s most important events.

In addition to the prize, this initiative also offers creators and movie-goers the opportunity to engage in discussions and workshops on the green economy and green filmmaking, hosted by Green Cross Italy.

As for the award, The Green Drop is shaped as a drop of water and is the work of a master glassmaker from Murano. Every year soil from a different part of the world is placed inside the award’s hollow centre. Past awards were filled with soil from Brazil, Egypt, Antarctica, Senegal and Italy. For the 2018 edition, the jury chose to add soil containing rock formed during the transitional period between the Mesozoic and the Cenozoic eras, about 66 million years ago. This corresponds to the time of dinosaurs’ extinction and was chosen as a warning about climate change’s possible consequences.

As an NGO actively involved in water issues, Green Cross has joined forces with the 2018 World Water Forum’s Film Festival and is pleased to host a Special Edition of the Award  in Brasília.

The documentary RiverBlue will be screened at 8:30pm on March 22 at the Cine Brasília, followed by a debate with the director, Roger Williams.

SDG6 aims to ensure access to water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. SDG6 specifically targets to improve water quality by 2030 by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.

  • Event:Green Drop Award for Best Documentary of the Green Film Festival
    • Special Edition of Green Cross Italy and Venice Mostra’s Green Drop Initiative
  • Date & Time: 20 Mar 2018, 20:30
  • Location: Cine Brasília
  • GCI’s Agenda at the Forum

Read more about Green Cross Italia’s Save the Drop Campaign (In English) in recognition of World Water Day.