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The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world. Held every two years, the Wildscreen Festival brings together the wildlife film, tv and photography community to transform the craft of natural world storytelling across platforms and across audiences. Through an unrivalled programme of events including workshops, masterclasses, screenings and sessions, it shares the inside track on emerging trends and is the most powerful platform for emerging talent to break into the industry.  It is also the home of the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ honouring the most remarkable achievement in the craft of natural world filmmaking and storytelling.

The Wildscreen Festival 2016 will take place 10-14 October 2016 in Bristol, UK. Further information is available at www.wildscreen.org and delegate tickets are on sale now from Eventbrite.

Please note that the programme is being updated daily as guest availability changes. Wildscreen reserves the right to make such updates to the programme and timings, and will endeavour to make those changes as quickly as possible.

The majority of events have a limited numbers of seats. Entrance is permitted on a first-come-first-served basis at the venue door. For particularly high-profile events, you may be asked to RSVP to secure your seat beforehand. Details will be sent to you in advance.

The programme include both industry events, which are included in the price of your day or week delegate pass, and public events that anyone is welcome to attend. 

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Monday, October 10 • 15:15 - 16:15
Ignoring Climate Change - It's in our Nature LIMITED CAPACITY
Limited Capacity seats available

If we increase people’s knowledge about the natural world, they’ll take action to prevent its destruction, right? Wrong. Author George Marshall argues that our brains are hard-wired to ignore issues such as climate change and that they way forward is psychological, not scientific. What’s more, he asks, is it possible – or even necessary - to communicate the reality of environmental destruction when audiences (and broadcasters) insist that nature be presented as boundless and pristine?

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George Marshall

Founder, Climate Outreach
George Marshall is the founder of “Climate Outreach” and is a leading European specialist in climate change communications. He has worked widely for over 25 years in advocacy, journalism and documentary making and is the author of “Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change”, described by The Guardian as "one of the most important books on climate change of the past few... Read More →


Monday October 10, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA