This weekend, “Mekong – The Movie,” a major output of our Mekong Citizen initiative, will be screened in competition at FIFEL, the 14th International Film Festival on Energy.
The festival, partnered with EPFL, l’École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne, will take place at the Rolex Learning Center Forum in Lausanne from 9-11 October, 2014. While the films in competition will be available for viewing by the general public, the president of the festival’s jury, Mr. Pascal Couchepin, will award prizes to winning selections on Friday, October 10.
In addition to screening the films, the festival will facilitate lively panel debates led by energy experts and available to the public.
“Mekong – The Movie,” directed and produced by Douglas Varchol, is an hour-long examination of how rapid hydropower development along the Mekong River will affect the lives of millions of Mekong citizens. The film seeks to open up debate on hydropower throughout the region. Funding from the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, IUCN’s Mekong Water Dialogues, and Sida made the film possible.