tvebiomovies 2010

The Shivdasani Prize for people and our planet

Millions of people rely on products from nature to make a living – yet our natural world is under threat. This category will focus on the tension between people and the environment – their conflicting needs and how we can create a positive future for both us and our planet. Films in this category will address some or all of the following questions:

  • How can we protect the economy and not damage the environment?
  • How can we can prosper while protecting our planet?
  • Can we see a future where the human population can live in harmony with its natural environment?

WINNER: ‘Change and I mean it’ – Dieudonne Gahizi, Rwanda

The Bioversity International prize for food, farming and our future

Our daily survival depends completely on one part of the
natural world: the crops, trees, livestock and fish that provide us with
our food. And yet in the rush to protect charismatic animals and
beautiful environments, the vital resources that directly nourish
humanity are often neglected. Films in this category will address these
or similar questions:

  • How will food and farming respond to the challenge of climate change?
  • What are the links between culture and agriculture, and how can they be conserved?
  • World population is set to increase to 9 billion: how can, and their children and grandchildren, they be fed a nourishing diet?

WINNER: ‘How food gets to your plate’ – Mehmet Ali Baltali, Australia

WWF-UK’s forests for life prize

We cannot protect species without protecting their habitat. Forests contain as much as 90% of the world’s land-living animal and plant life. They provide food, shelter and fuel – essential for the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty around the world. And forests look after our planet by protecting the climate, water supplies and the soil.  But only half of our original forest cover remains and, of that, only one-tenth is protected. Films in this category will address these or similar questions:

  • Will we have forests forever?
  • We can’t ‘farm’ the forests and still protect species like gorilla and orangutan: do forests belong to people or wildlife?
  • Can forests protect us against climate change?

WINNER: ‘Trees are awesome’ – Kenu Huang, Indonesia

tvebiomovies 2010 was made possible by:

inlaks  Biodiversity International  wwf