Better World Fund Event During the Venice Film Festival La Mostra: Food, Health & Sustainability September 8 & 9
Better World Fund, a Paris-based non-profit organization raising awareness on critical global issues, will host a three days event on “Food, Health, and Sustainability,” September 8th & 9th, during the 79th Venice Film Festival.
The event is organized in partnership with the David Lynch Foundation.
The conference will highlight the critical importance of Earth’s precious resources during a series of events for thought-leaders and focus on the immediate need to change agricultural and eating practices to take better care of the planet and global health. The conference theme is in accord with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will unite filmmakers, writers, scientists, environmentalists, activists, and business leaders to explore and provide tangible efforts to address the environment, biodiversity, and climate challenges.
Better World Fund was established in 2016 to mobilize the combined power of entertainment, technology, brands, and culture to ignite effective change for environmental protection.
“The supply issues arising from the pandemic, and the more recent tragic developments in Europe, have emphasized the need to reorganize our agricultural practices and global value chains to ensure food security for all,” said Manuel Collas de la Roche, President, and Founder of Better World Fund.
“There is an excess of talk about climate change and biodiversity loss, but the time is now to put the spotlight on more specific actionable issues. Food waste, the degradation of our land and food systems, the carbon footprint, and the tremendous impact of food on our health are slow poisons that can ruin generations. It is time to act now, together, and fast,” he added.
September 8th Scuola Grande della Misericordia Venezia
7.30pm Cocktail Reception and Red Carpet
8.30pm Better World Fund Gala Dinner
Mastermind Conference – Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel in Venice
10.00am to 11.30am: Better World Fund will partner with global thought-leaders to discuss the relationship between food, health, and sustainability followed by a networking event for attendees.
11.30am to 1pm: “Consciousness, Meditation and Sustainability” with Tony Nader, MD, PhD
Dr. Nader is a Harvard- and MIT-trained medical doctor, neuroscientist, and internationally recognized expert on consciousness, meditation, and the brain, who will speak on new scientific understandings of consciousness and the critical role of meditation, a modality of consciousness, in developing human creative potential. Dr. Nader will also showcase initiatives of the David Lynch Foundation. Dr. Nader will receive the Better World Fund Prize for Commitment and implementation of Programs toward Creating a Healthy World.
Dr. Nader is the Director of Transcendental Meditation organizations worldwide. His work includes serving as the International Medical Director of the David Lynch Foundation’s Heal the Healers Now initiative, a global association of medical doctors and nurses bringing evidence-based, trauma-healing meditation techniques to frontline healthcare workers battling war, violence, and disease.
Dr. Nader will receive the Better World Fund Award For his Commitment and implementation of programs toward Creating a Healthy World
“When we have greater awareness and broader consciousness, we use higher individual and collective intelligence and become capable of solving all the problems that worry us, from climate change to poverty, from economic inequality to border disputes, without becoming mired in the bickering involved in the everyday run of politics and elections or, more importantly, resorting to war,” said Dr. Tony Nader, who is also the bestselling author of “One Unbounded Ocean of Consciousness” (Penguin Random House).
Masterclass The Territory: Multiple award-winning Nation Geographic Documentary Film with Koembu Uru-eu-wau-wau
2.30pm to 4 pm: Koembu, a young Indigenous activist from National Geographic’s multiple-award-winning documentary, “The Territory”, will speak and receive the Better World Fund Prize for the Best Achievement in Filmmaking. The film provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation brought by farmers and illegal settlers in the Brazilian Amazon. Koembu is coming from Brazil to bring a personal message from the community. During his European visit, Koembu will also speak in Brussels, where the film is being shown to policymakers connected to the upcoming European Parliament debate and vote on a proposed regulation on deforestation-free products.
7.00pm Cocktail at Cipriani , A Belmond Hotel in Venice
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