Director: Michael Nash (United States)
Award-winning filmmaker Michael Nash has been involved in the entertainment industry for a decade. Recently, Michael Nash was hand-picked along with the likes of Steve Wozniak (co-founder Apple Computer), John Chambers (Founder/CEO-Cisco Systems), Carlos Santana (musician), and Richard Newton (Dean of UC Berkeley), to be the recipient of The 2007 Global Innovation Award. Nash’s cutting edge innovation and his passion to tell the stories that few filmmakers will attempt has garnered him such accolades. His current project, Climate Refugees, was screened by the UN at COP15, its Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009.
This is a documentary film that uncovers the unbelievable plight of people around the world displaced by climatically induced environmental disasters. This documentary examines the creation and migration of hundreds of millions of climate refugees that will be displaced as a result of climate change. A cautionary tale, the film demonstrates that climate change isn't a political issue; it's a geopolitical one, one that literally transcends the concepts of nationhood and ethnicity. In this situation, we truly are all one people.