Over 250 attendees from various sectors of the Cebuano community flocked Ayala Cinema 5 for the special block screening of the “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” on national protest day.
A follow-up on Al Gore’s 2006 multi-awarded documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, it features updates on the global issue of climate change, especially focusing on the effects of melting glaciers, sea level rise and extreme weather events.
It also stresses the fact that these are not isolated events but are connected to one another. Ignoring these events means failing to recognize their impact on human lives.
The catastrophic aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines was relived through the story of a survivor in one of the scenes. He relayed the painful experience of losing loved ones and seeing people desperately searching also for their lost families.
The film likewise shows the struggles encountered by Al Gore and other environment groups and individuals as they continue to lobby the urgency of acting on the climate crisis, primarily channeled by the Climate Reality Project Philippines, in partnership with local environment group Pusyon Kinaiyahan.
CTU Climate Change Center Director Mydah Kabingue, Development Communication Prof. Eva Jona Mari Enojas and representatives from the student Guild of Development Communication helped in the event’s documentation and social media communications, articulating CTU’s support and activism on the global climate change crisis through raising awareness.
Also in attendance were representatives from the faith community, civil society groups and private universities. Office of the CTU Director for Climate Change/MK