Ciné-ONU screening of “Our Blue World”

When: Tuesday 4 June, 18:30– 22:00 | Where: BOZAR

To mark World Environment Day, the United Nations in Brussels and Bozar will screen the European première of “Our Blue World”.


Planet Earth is in the grip of an environmental crisis. Extreme floods, forest fires, droughts and biodiversity loss have made life precarious. At the heart of it is water, and the modern world’s disconnection from its ways.

“Our Blue World,” narrated by Liam Neeson, showcases individuals like Li An Phoa, Kongjian Yu, Mark Nelson, and Vered Engelhard, who rediscover ancient water wisdom to address modern environmental challenges. Through their stories from Burundi, Canada, Cambodia, China, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, and USA, viewers learn about water’s vital role and its connection to the effects of climate change. This documentary inspires hope, emphasizing how restoring our relationship with water can lead to a thriving future.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion, in the presence of:

  • Ruan Magan, Film Director
  • Dr. Barron Joseph Orr, UNCCD Chief Scientist of the Science, Technology and Innovation
  • John Dinnis, Filston Farm (UK)
  • Barbara Dewulf, Deputy Director-General, Brussels EnvironmentModerated by Sherri Aldis, Director, UNRIC

The event will be followed by a reception and exhibition, courtesy of the UK Mission to the EU.

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Our Blue World - Water Odyssey

Doors open at 17:30

This event is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC), in collaboration with UN Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Bozar, and the United Kingdom Mission to the EU.

This event is organised with the support of the EU and is an EU Green Week Partner Event. It is held under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


The film will be in English and has a runtime of 90 minutes.

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