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Bob Dylan and Hard Rain - our headlong collision with nature

LSE Arts public film screening and discussion

Hard Rain, is a photographic essay and film that interweaves the song of Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" to photographs from renowned environmental photographer Mark Edwards. The film and exhibition illustrate the interlinked challenges of climate change, poverty, population expansion, habitat destruction, species extinction, pollution and the wasteful use of resources. Hard Rain brings these global challenges alive in a moving and unforgettable way.

More than 15 million people on every continent have viewed it in city centres, botanic gardens, universities, and the headquarters of international organisations such as the UN and IPCC. One of the most successful photographic exhibitions ever created, it has attracted huge public and critical acclaim, along with the support and endorsement of political and environmental leaders across the world. The exhibition is to be shown at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 which commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit.

Website: http://www.hardrainproject.com

Mark Edwards, over a career spanning 5 decades and 150 countries, is one of the few environmental communicators to have personally witnessed the global issues that are defining the 21st century. In 1985 he founded Still Pictures, the world's leading photo agency specializing in the environment, social issues and nature. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) added his name to the Global 500 Roll of Honour in 1990, and the Royal Geographic Society awarded him the Cherry Kearton Medal at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. In 2009 The Royal Photographic Society awarded Mark Edwards and Bob Dylan the Terence Donovan Award for Hard Rain.

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Date and Time:

9 February 2012 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Wolfson Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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