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SGI Supports Release of Six-Language Version of Earth Council's A Quiet Revolution DVD

DVD of the Earth Council's A Quiet Revolution

SGI has supported the creation and recent release of a six-language version of A Quiet Revolution, a film about individuals taking charge to protect and heal their natural environment, produced by the Earth Council in collaboration with UN bodies. The DVD release promotes the "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014)," which begins this year. The SGI proposed the idea for the Decade and it was accepted as a part of the UN's official "Global Implementation Document" at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, September 2002. Various UN- and NGO-affiliated organizations are already using the documentary for various environmental education programs. Along with the original English version, the DVD of A Quiet Revolution offers dubbed Spanish and French versions, as well as subtitles in Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

People, when empowered, can achieve remarkable feats. A Quiet Revolution shows how ordinary citizens in India, Slovakia and Kenya have contributed to the economic resurgence of their local communities or have positively affected the natural environment on a global scale. The film introduces 2004 Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya in 1977, who has spearheaded a campaign that has planted more than 30 million trees to prevent soil erosion and provide firewood for cooking fires.