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Be A Citizen Journalist With 1 Minute Films

The folks at 1 minute films are recruiting a team of citizen journalists from around the world to comment on the growing global threat of climate change . Check out this video recently featured on their site.

Here’s the blurb:

Are you an aspiring environmental activist, who, like us, wishes to combat the challenges of climate change? Could you join us in being a voice for the planet? We are recruiting a team of citizen journalists from around the world to comment on the growing global threat of climate change and want your help!

If you are over the age of 18 and under 25 and would like to take your camera skills to a whole new level, please send 1 minute films a 60 second video on an environmental or climate change-related issue that you want to tackle head on! The most unique and inspired videos will be featured on our website, The very best of the best filmmakers will then be invited to join our team as a Feature Citizen Journalist. His or her voice will be on a platform alongside campaigners, politicians, writers and climate scientists, whose voices will be shared with an international audience.

We would like to hear from you about local issues in your community or country that are related to climate change impact, adaptation or mitigation. Your video could be of local flora, fauna or wildlife in your area that is being threatened by climate change or pollution; it could be of local events that are happening to help raise awareness to the threat of climate change. We want to be informed about what is happening to our world from your distinct point of view.

You may want to make your piece less journalistic and more personal, voicing your own opinions directly to camera. You may wish to go out and use your camera to interview people in your area such as local government officials. You can even work with a friend or team should you wish. Creative leeway is completely in your hands. You can submit a maximum of 2 films per group or individual so you can send your top two 1 minute ideas to 1 minute films.

All you have to do is upload your video to your preferred video hosting site, then send the link to pete [at] 1minutefilms [dot] org along with your name, country or region, age and contact email. If you are a Flip recipient from UNICEF, please cc Cherif Zouein czouein [at] unicef [dot] org.

Only together can we help bring climate change to a screeching halt! We look forward to sharing your unique point of view with the international community.

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