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Movie Screening and Panel Discussion on Combatting Climate Change

Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai in collaboration with the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai, and Free Press Journal will be screening “Force of Nature: A David Suzuki Film” with opening remarks by a representative from the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai. The screening of the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.


This feature documentary profiles the life and work of world-renowned Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist David Suzuki on the occasion of his last lecture in 2009—a lecture he describes as “a distillation of my life and thoughts, my legacy, what I want to say before I die.” As Suzuki reflects on his family history—including the persecution of Japanese Canadians during WWII—and his discovery of the power and beauty of the natural world, we are spurred to examine our own relationship to nature, scientific knowledge, and sustainability throughout modernity and beyond.


Ashok Datar, Founder, Mumbai Environmental Social Network

Rishi Agarwal, Founder & Director, Mumbai Sustainability Centre

Ameya Pimpalkhare, Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai

RN Bhaskar, Consulting Editor, Moneycontrol – Network 18 and Free Press Journal

Gautam Kirtane, Environmentalist (Moderator)

The timing of this event is 5:00 p.m onwards

ORF Mumbai, NKM International House, Near Nariman Point, Mumbai
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