Achbar is the third Film Artist brought to Syracuse this year by the Syracuse International Film Festival. Other world-class artists presenting their work have included Cannes Festival award winning director, Rob Nilsson who screened Imbued (starring Stacy Keach) and activist-filmmaker George Gittoes, who screened Soundtrack to War and The Miscreants of Talliwood.
'Save the planet' with Alec Loorz April 23
Alec Loorz, now 15, founded Kids vs. Global Warming when he was 12 years old. Kids vs. Global Warming seeks to educate youth about the science behind global warming, while empowering them to take action. Through educational presentations, community activism projects, multi-media and leadership training, their mission is to empower today's youth to use their voice and remind them that there is something to be done about the current global warming crisis.
Feeling the weight of the global situation and a sense that he could make a difference, Alec created a presentation made specifically for youth, full of videos, animation, easy-to-understand science, and compelling motivation for kids K through college ages. His message is deeply rooted in hope, encouraging kids to speak up and let their voices be heard on this issue. After giving over 30 global warming presentations he was invited by Al Gore to be formally trained with the Climate Project in October of 2008 and is now the youngest trained presenter with The Climate Project.
On Friday, April 23 at 7p.m., Syracuse will have the rare opportunity to hear from and meet Alec at the Palace Theater, 2384 James Street.
For more information on Kids vs. Global Warming, visit kids-vs-global-warming.com.
Tickets for 'Save the Planet with Alec Loorz' ($5 for adults and free for kids 17 and under) will be available at the door. To reserve tickets or for more information, call the Film Festival office at 443.8826.
Additional sponsorship for these guests was provided by Le Moyne College Film Program and Syracuse University.