Transformation - Rough Cut Episode
Transformation, Pilgrimage to Paris from North Cape Norway for the COP 21 Climate Summit.
In September of 2014 our film crew followed a unique and unprecedented group of religious leaders, scientists, environmentalists and politicians from around the world as they assembled at the United Nations in New York as part of the world’s largest climate summit.
The story travels to Norway where several key groups are helping to spearhead climate change policy. North Cape Norway (the furthest point North in continental Europe) is the starting place for the Pilgrimage to Paris. Sacred water is collected from sights all along the pilgrimage representing issues in the community and the hope for healthy water in the future. We track this sacred bottle of water making its journey to Paris. Local people journey from this dramatic and powerful landscape to their hometown of Honningsvag, which is currently ground zero for future oil drilling in the Artic. We explore the economic and spiritual issues facing this community, one that is symbolic of the current global situation of how we change life styles and beliefs to a greener planet.
The Pilgrimage travels to Hammerfest, Tromso and Lofoten, places rich in natural resources and pristine environments all facing the issues of vast resource development by the extractive industries. Bishops from the Church of Norway along with local people engage in a dialogue of possibilities.
We introduce Jens Ulltviet Moe former Norwegian oil baron now investing heavily in renewable/sustainable energy. Svein Tveitdal former director of United Nations Environment Program and GRID Arendal along with Christine Torklep Meisingset Storebrand Investments, Bjørn K. Haugland, Executive Vice President and the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) in DNV GL Group, Andreas Ytterstad Author Bridge To The Future, Ingrid Naess-Holm of Norwegian Church Aid, world famous climate scientist’s Dr. James E. Hansen (former head of NASA) and Dr. Kim Holmen (Director Norwegian Polar Institute) all giving us insight and knowledge into climate change and solutions to this immense problem.
We travel to communities showing how the installation of Green Technology is making life better. The Pilgrimage travel’s through Arendal where we learn of the city’s zero carbon emissions policy and is the site of Arendal Environmental week.
The Pilgrimage arrives in Oslo where the Muslim, Sikh, Buddhists and Christians all join together for a day of unity and climate action!
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden make a powerful symbolic gesture by exchanging the sacred water on the Norwegian and Swedish boarder. Hundreds of people have joined in the Pilgrimage as the journey moves to Sweden on it’s way to Paris. The conversation of “Yes we can save ourselves and the planet” grows! We examine solutions, innovation and outreach to make the Transformation to a new sustainable Era! Featuring the Zero conference and more.
On the road to Paris we show sustainable solutions and exper’s in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Paris. On November 28th we march into Paris with thousands to usher in the historic Paris Climate Summit. Climb aboard the Kilmatoget train to Paris as we interview leaders and organizations on their historic journey to the Climate Summit! We follow world spiritual, political, environmental and business leaders as they work to create a Climate Policy that will hopefully unit the nations of planet earth to solve the horrific effects of climate change.
This idea of showing green technology, education and sustainable communities will expand to an ongoing series. The planet is something that undeniably connects us all. Our relationship with it is the core of humanism. How we treat the planet encompasses what we will create for the future generations.
We will trace the commitments and ideas of the unprecedented environmental movement that started in New York in 2014 and follow its action on the Pilgrimage to Paris for the 2015 Climate Summit.
We will be completing this important film project in 2016!
From album: Blue Solutions Video Series
Produced by: James Anaquad Kleinert