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Falling Freetown + Urban Nomads – Cities, Tension and Urban Planning (London, UK)
May 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
During an evening of film screenings and discussion, this Frontline Club event will explore tensions and solutions that can be found to make cities places that leave no one behind and that are a joy to live in for everyone.
The evening will begin with the screening of two recent films made by PLACE, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s website covering land and property rights stories around the world.
Film 1 – Falling Freetown
“Falling Freetown” looks at Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone in the wake of last year’s landslide that claimed the lives of about 1,000 people, a disaster many said was waiting to happen due to poor urban planning combined with rapid migration, deforestation, and freak weather events linked to climate change.
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/266505415/4f76fbd4df
Film 2 – Urban Nomads
“Urban Nomads” looks at the challenges facing Mongolia’s herding community and the mass migration from rural areas into the capital Ulaanbaatar as climate change and socio-economic changes force people into the city.
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/266537726
A panel discussion with urban experts will explore the themes raised in the films and discuss solutions that turn these challenges into opportunities for cities. The filmmakers will also be available to answer questions.