23.05.21[ Sun ] 14:00-15:00
The Reality of Climate Change and Humanitarian Crisis: The Potential of Visual Media to Show the World Today
Disruption of livelihoods due to natural disasters, food shortages caused by drought. …… Around the world, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnesses how climate change is threatening people’s lives.
At the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2023, we will hold an online talk event titled “Climate Change and the Reality of Humanitarian Crisis: The Potential of Visual Media to Show the World Today,” featuring Yuka Takeshita, editor-in-chief of the news site “with Planet”, and Atsushi Shibuya, a photographer who has just visited and returned from Malawi catastrophically affected by the devastating cyclone hitting the southern part of Africa in early March. From MSF, Keiko Morita, an obstetrician and gynecologist working in Kiribati, where people’s lives are threatened by climate change, will appear live from the field.
Through the latest photos of Malawi taken by Mr. Shibuya in late April and early May, as well as his photos taken to date, Dr. Morita’s live broadcast from Kiribati, images of people living strongly in the midst of humanitarian crises, and videos showing the impact of climate change on health, we hope to provide an opportunity to learn about the real situation and think together about the impact of climate change on humanitarian crises. We are sincerely looking forward to your participation.
- ①Médecins Sans Frontières – Where We Work: Introduction
- ②Sounds of Humanity
- ③Climate change affects all of us
- ④Giant cyclone hit Southeast Africa, and caused serious malnutrition and cholera outbreaks.
Born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1988, she joined Asahi Shimbun in 2011. After working at Nagoya Information Center, Gifu General Bureau, and Osaka Editorial Center, she has worked in the Political Affairs Department since 2017. From 2020, she was involved in the launch of media for young business people in the Digital Department, and after being seconded to the internet media "HuffPost Japan", she became the editor-in-chief of “with Planet”.
Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1975. As a high school student, he came across a book by Taizo Ichinose and aspired to become a news photographer. He began taking photographs in earnest while working at a law firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil for a year during his time at university. After graduation, he began reporting on Africa after winning the 1999 MSF Photojournalist Award sponsored by MSF for his reportage on homelessness. His awards include the Gold Prize of the Japan Professional Photographers Society, the Konica Minolta Foto Premio, and the Shiten Award and the 30th Anniversary Special Prize of the Shiten Exhibition. His nonfiction book "眼差しが出会う場所へ――越境する写真家として生きる(To the Place Where Eyes Meet - Living as a Border-Crossing Photographer)" was published by Shinsensha.
Born in Saitama Prefecture in 1986, she graduated from the University of Toyama in 2012 and did her internship at Toyama University Hospital. After working at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital and Toyama University Hospital, she worked as an obstetrician-gynecologist for MSF in South Sudan in 2022, and has been working in Kiribati since April 2023. Her hobbies are traveling and watching movies. The place she most wants to visit now is Alaska.
- 23.05.21 [Sun] 14:00-15:00
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