Adaptation: Bangladesh

Showing in: Wanaka

Wanaka Session 5: Sunday July 1

 

 

Introduction

12mins, Director: Justin DeShields, USA, Subtitles: Yes

With the persistence of climate change, people across the world are experimenting daily with different adaptive methods on the ground. At a time when doomsday narratives dominate the current climate conversation, adaptation plays an increasingly vital role for both its practical application and as a hopeful reminder of our resilience as a species. This series presents, for the first time ever, a collection of remarkable real-life examples of how people are adapting and innovating in the face of environmental change. Adaptation: Bangladesh is the first episode, which looks at how farmers are coping with sea level rise by building organic floating gardens and other buoyant infrastructure. Ultimately, these adaptive techniques are a testament to how we survive – and thrive – on a changing planet Earth.