CCA Film Screening


Sat Apr 27 2024 at 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm


Queens Botanical Garden | Queens, NY

Join us at the Queen's Botanical Garden for a film screening of our featured films for CCA 2024.
About this Event

Join the Human Impacts Institute and immerse yourself in a collection of thought-provoking films that highlight the urgent need for climate action while celebrating the resilience and hope of communities worldwide. From the lush landscapes of Brazil to the nomadic traditions of Kazakhstan, these films offer powerful insights into the human impact on the environment and the collective efforts to create a sustainable future.

This year's films Include three short films from our youth Artivism and Amplifiers Fellows, as well as:


Runtime:15 minutes

Country of Origin:Brazil

Brazil is one of the most dangerous countries for environmentalists. The rural community of Belisário holds the country's second largest bauxite reserve, right below one of the most bio-diverse areas in the world: the Atlantic Forest. The small community was shaken when the beloved Gilberto, a Franciscan Friar, received a death threat followed by the lines: "you've been talking against mining way too much".

The Journey: The Future of Kazakh Nomads

Runtime:12 minutes 40 seconds

Country of Origin:Japan Country of Filming:Kazakhstan, Mongolia

Bayan-Ulgii. At the foot of the Mongolian Altai Mountains lies a region where Kazakh nomads live. While some families still continue their traditional nomadic lifestyle, others have migrated to the cities due to desertification. How do the parents and children feel and live in the traditional way of life that is being lost? I lived with them and explored their current situation.

cenizas de agua / water ashes

Runtime:3 minutes 30 seconds

Country of Origin:Hungary. Country of Filming:France

How is it possible to find happiness while seeing the world around us falling apart so quickly? A music video about the hope of the “climate change” generation.

A Good Neighbor

Runtime:19 minutes

Country of Origin:United States

A Good Neighbor is a short documentary about a Latina single mother’s fight against racism and climate change as she campaigns for city council in one of the nation’s most polluted zip codes.


Runtime:4 minutes 37 seconds

Country of Origin:Poland

Bittersweet reflection about human impact on the environment through the child’s eyes. A film full of honesty, truth and a little bit of naivety. It showed people that there is really easy and obvious way to treat our planet well. The helplessness of children in nowadays world where they will have to live enhances the infantile character of the movie.

O Discurso de Txai Suruí/ The Speech of Txai Surui

Runtime: 4 minutes

Country of Origin:Brazil

The memorable and historic speech by Txai Suruí at the opening of COP-26: UN Conference on Climate Change, in Glasgow, Scotland (2021). Txai Suruí is a Brazilian indigenous activist leader, of the Paiter-Suruí ethnic group. She was the only indigenous person in Latin America and the only Brazilian to speak at COP-26. Her speech was made in front of more than 100 heads of state and echoed across the planet. The film was shown the following year, at COP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in a panel in which Txai Surui was participating.

Film made in stop motion and 2d animation by the high school students of Escola Parque (Multimedia Project).

Bolalarni qutqaring! tabiatni asrang! / save the children! save nature!

Runtime:4 minutes 43 seconds

Country of Origin:Uzbekistan

Ensuring the rights of children around the world to a healthy environment


This event is a part of the Human Impacts Institute's 2024 Creative Climate Awards, a month-long festival of art and ideas that connect us to climate action for a just and liveable world. Join us from April 21st - May 20th in NYC. Visit the Human Impacts Institute Creative Climate Awards page to learn more:

Thank you to our sponsors of this year's Creative Climate Awards! This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Ford Foundation, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York, The Dumbo BID, The Queen's Botanic Garden & The New York City DOT Arts Program.


Where is it happening?

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Queens, United States

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