The Perfect Shot: Antarctica - Premiering at COP28's Environmental Stage

Nov 30, 2023


As the world gears up for the COP 28 UN Climate Change Conference, "The Perfect Shot: Antarctica," a poignant documentary on the impacts of climate change, is set to be showcased in the Blue Zone on Monday, 11th December which will be held at Expo City, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This significant event aligns with the urgent call to action by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The Blue Zone: Where Vital Climate Conversations Happen
Managed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Blue Zone is the nerve center of the COP 28 conference. Accessible exclusively to accredited delegates, this area hosts the formal negotiations, the World Climate Action Summit, and a host of other high-impact events including country pavilions, presidency events, and cultural activities. The inclusion of "The Perfect Shot: Antarctica" in this vital zone underscores the film's importance in the global climate narrative. This moment is made even more special thanks to Sustainable Impact Capital & Holding, whose steadfast support has been instrumental in bringing this project to COP28.

António Guterres' Clarion Call Echoed in "The Perfect Shot: Antarctica"
Secretary-General Guterres' recent observations and warnings about Antarctica's ice loss and the broader climate crisis set a critical backdrop for the film’s screening. He stated, "In Antarctica, I saw for myself - and heard directly from scientists - how ice loss is accelerating in dangerous ways. Climate change is wreaking havoc and fossil fuels are the main culprit. At #COP28, leaders must act to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, protect people from climate chaos and end the fossil fuel age." This message resonates deeply with the documentary’s portrayal of the Antarctic landscape and the urgent environmental issues it faces.

A Confluence of Cinema and Environmental Advocacy
"The Perfect Shot: Antarctica," produced by Canwell Media and directed by Quinn Halleck, featuring the extraordinary journey of world renowned photographer Artem Shestakov, transcends the bounds of traditional filmmaking and has already garnered international acclaim, winning over 21 awards in categories including Best Documentary, Best Environmental Film, and Best Nature Film. This global recognition underscores the film's impact in raising awareness about the environmental crisis.It becomes a potent medium for highlighting the stark reality of climate change, mirroring Secretary-General Guterres' observations and appeals for action.

Amplifying the Global Climate Dialogue
The film's showcase in the Blue Zone, amidst formal negotiations and key global discussions, positions it uniquely to influence and inspire world leaders, policymakers, and environmental advocates. It brings to life the very issues Guterres highlights, making it a timely and critical addition to the conference.

Bridging Hollywood and Global Environmental Policy
"The Perfect Shot’s" journey from its Los Angeles premiere to the distinguished Blue Zone at COP 28 exemplifies its role as a crucial link between cinematic storytelling and global environmental policy. Its selection for the Blue Zone's Culture/Creative/Education Day emphasizes the crucial role of creative mediums in driving global action on climate change.

A Platform for Urgent Climate Action
This screening, much like the recent journey of the world's largest iceberg A23a in Antarctica, symbolizes a pivotal moment. It presents a strategic opportunity for "The Perfect Shot: Antarctica'' to contribute to the global dialogue on climate change, mirroring the natural shifts we witness in the polar ice. Just as A23a embarked on its journey after decades of being grounded, our documentary is breaking free from its confines to raise awareness about the climate crisis.

Conclusion: A Visual Testament to Global Climate Challenges
"The Perfect Shot: Antarctica" at COP 28, particularly in the Blue Zone, is more than a documentary; it's a visual testament to the urgent climate challenges we face. The film is poised to inspire change and reinforce the global commitment to combating climate change. Its screening in the Blue Zone, amidst crucial global discussions, uniquely positions it to influence and inspire world leaders and policymakers. The film’s journey to this prestigious platform has been bolstered by support from executive producers such as Habib Paracha, David Runyon whose contributions have been vital in bringing this crucial environmental message to the global stage.

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featuring artem shestakov a film by quinn halleck produced by artem shestakov AND HABIB PARACHA Executive producer melissa ganzi AND david runyon

line producer bryce dressler story by danylo hauk
associate producers molly shelestak AND katherine brownson