June 5th, World Environment Day, has been chosen as a symbolic date to simultaneously launch a movie about the future of our planet in almost every possible format, including DVD, TV, Internet, online via YouTube, and live at an open air screening in Buenos Aires.
The film, called “Home,” will be shown for free at 9pm this Friday at the Plaza Naciones Unidas, located near the corner of Figeuroa Alcorta and Austria. The movie will be shown on the same day in 50 countries around the world.
The film is said to include spectacular, visually-enveloping scenery of the planet as well as a message about what we can do – right now – to ensure its survival in the form we know and love.
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Interesting related “Home” facts:
*20% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION CONSUMES 80% OF THE PLANET’S RESOURCES.
*THE WORLD SPENDS 12 TIMES MORE ON MILITARY EXPENDITURES THAN ON AID TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
*5,000 PEOPLE A DAY DIE BECAUSE OF DIRTY DRINKING WATER.
*1 BILLION PEOPLE HAVE NO ACCESS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER.
*NEARLY 1 BILLION PEOPLE ARE GOING HUNGRY
*OVER 50% OF GRAIN TRADED AROUND THE WORLD IS USED FOR ANIMAL FEED OR BIOFUELS
*40% OF ARABLE LAND HAS SUFFERED LONG-TERM DAMAGE
*EVERY YEAR, 13 MILLION HECTARES OF FOREST DISAPPEAR