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West One acquires TV rights for Earth Emergency

January 25, 2021

Global distribution agency, West One International has signed an international TV distribution rights agreement with Moving Still Productions for the climate change documentary Earth Emergency.

Narrated by Richard Gere and including contributions from student climate change activist, Greta Thunberg and His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, the one-hour film follows on from the global internet success of Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, a series of five short films which detail why natural warming loops have scientists alarmed.

This gorgeous film adds the missing piece of the climate puzzle and offers urgent hope. While everyone has heard of global warming, few understand how environmental feedback loops amplify the warming even further, something which is not being taken into account by policy makers. With captivating illustrations, stunning footage and interviews with leading climate scientists as well as support from Thunberg and Jane Fonda among others, this revealing film examines how human activity is setting off dangerous warming loops that are pushing the climate to a point of no return – and what we need to do to stop them.

Commenting on the acquisition, Carl Hall, Managing Director, West One International, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to distribute this important and timely documentary. With contributions from leading scientists and environmentalists around the world and of course the added star power of committed environmental campaigners such as Greta Thunberg, the Dalai Lama and narrated by Hollywood A lister, Richard Gere, we believe this is a compelling proposition for broadcasters. Viewers and broadcasters will also be supporting positive change as all revenues from the film will be directed back to organisations fighting climate change.”

Thunberg added: “If I could ask one thing of you, it would be to educate yourself […] spread that knowledge, spread the awareness to others. Most people I know […] haven’t even heard of feedback loops or tipping points, chain reactions, and so on. But they are so crucial tp […] understanding how the world works.”

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