Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has launched the first publication of Pakistan’s Climate Change Heroes, a film and book series on the global issue.
Chinoy took to Instagram and captioned her post announcing the launch, “We are extremely excited to launch our first publication at SOC films under our SOCH outreach initiative.” She went on to say, “This book authored by Rumana Hussain profiles 14 climate change heroes across the country who are working to create change in their communities. Their awareness programs are laying the seeds for a generation of climate change warriors.”
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The book was launched at an event with Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Sherry Rehman by Canada’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmour as part of their initiative in the north. Hussain, the author SOC Films partnered with for the children’s book, is an educator who has worked on over 60 children’s books.
The 14 climate change heroes chosen for the book consist of men and women who’ve made the alleviation of the crisis their life’s mission and are striving to utilise the available resources and strategies for the best possible outcome.
According to Obaid-Chinoy, the book and movies will be shared free of cost with schools and libraries across the country. Requests for a copy of the book can be made on www.socfilms.com. The films have already been screened to more than 5,000 children nationwide.