IUCN World Conservation Congress
Ecodeo brought a 10-person crew, and, with the help of a local hire or two, covered the World Conservation Congress in Honolulu in 2016. Although the exact numbers of participants is unsure, 213 State and Government Agencies are members of IUCN, 1100 NGOs are part of the IUCN Network, and 15,000 Experts in the natural world are members. Over the course of 10 days, for 8-12 sessions a day, we captured the “moment” or “essence” of the dialogues at high-level conferences with an end goal to deliver a video package of strong assets that would serve as an invaluable media tool over the years.
In 2016, The (IUCN) International Union for the Conservation of Nature asked us to make a film documenting the incredible IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, as well as document and cover a large scope of panels, plenaries, and discussions during the conference, so that the media could be used for additional video content and pieces after the event. The knowledge shared and the decisions made over those 10 days helped move historic global climate and sustainable development agreements into action. We conducted 40+ interviews, filmed hundreds of sessions, and interviewed climate heroes, scientists, UN delegates, and ambassadors, such as Jane Goodall and E.O. Wilson, UNFCCC’s Christina Espinoza, Antonio Benjamin, and Inger Anderson. We produced content for a summary main film in English, with subtitled versions in French and Spanish to inspire participants, highlight outcomes, and show the Congress’ global relevance and significance in a collaboration.
Much of the photographic and documentary video content we captured was designed to be used across social media platforms and in video communications over the years after the event. We also produced a variety of designed, thematic videos focused on different aspects of sustainable development from that body of original footage.