SOC Films, as part of its SOCH Outreach Foundation outreach initiative, announces the launch of its first publication “Pakistan’s Climate Change Heroes” – a series of books and films that aims to spark new dialogue around the climate change crisis , while celebrating the work of Pakistanis who are working to tackle one of the greatest crises of our time. The book and film series were launched in Islamabad by Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman, as part of the Banff Center Mountain Film Festival World Tour, in collaboration with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.
SOC Films has teamed up with author and educator, Rumana Husain, who has worked on over 60 children’s books. The children’s book profiles 14 climate change heroes that SOC Films has researched across Pakistan. These men and women have made it their mission to take matters into their own hands and become agents of community change, relentlessly striving to use available resources and strategies to give back to the planet.
“The heroes described in this book are the men and women who try to save our earth, and everything that walks and pushes on it, flies over it, swims in its waters. They range from very young to middle-aged. While writing this book, I had the privilege of talking to them and learning more about them, and I hope they inspire you as much as I do. said author Rumana Husain while writing this book.
“It is extremely important to start a conversation with the children of Pakistan about the state of our planet and the fact that Pakistan is one of the 10 countries hardest hit by climate change. I hope this book will play its part in initiating dialogue around the climate emergency and inspire us to follow in the footsteps of these heroes. said Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who also produced the Climate Change Heroes film series.
The corresponding film series for “Pakistan’s Climate Change Heroes” highlights the work and efforts of five of these heroes: Safdar Hussain from Balochistan, Gulab Shah from Sindh, Asif Murad and Rehmat Ali Dost from Chitral and Amanullah Khan. of Gilgit-Baltistan. These films will be shared with educational institutions and libraries across the country and have already been screened to over 5,000 children nationwide.
“Pakistan’s Climate Change Heroes” will be distributed free of charge to educational institutions by SOC Films – requests can be made on their website www.socfilms.com.