Earth Train welcomes Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots Leaders from 12 countries to Panama

By Pierre Lemerchand 1 November, 2011

Summary of Earth Train's program for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, November 2011:

  • The First Latin America/Caribbean Rainforest Leadership Conference For Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Youth and Mentors, a conference with Jane Goodall for 30 Roots & Shoots leaders from 12 countries was held at November 6 to 13, 2011, Centro Mamoní at the Mamoní Valley Preserve, Province of Panama.
  • Una Tarde de Biodiversidad Musical, Sunday, November 13, 2011, a musical presentation in honor of Dr. Jane Goodall produced by Danilo Perez with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. The program was held at the Ateneo, City of Knowledge in Clayton, was opened with the debut in the Americas of the feature documentary Jane's Journey, narrated by Angelina Jolie.
  • Roots & Shoots In The Rainforest: Jane Goodall shared stories with emerging young leaders from the Americas (working title), a 10 to 15 minute documentary produced and directed by Pituka Ortega Heilbron for worldwide distribution is coming soon.

Learn more from our Program.

We have a film under development on Roots & Shoots in the Americas being directed by Pituka Ortega Heilbron, a co-production of Hypatia Films and Earth Train. Pituka organized an 8-person international film crew to record the conference.

For a tiny sampler of the quality material that Pituka has “in the can”, see: Documentary Preview.

Sony of Latin America has come on board as a sponsor and donated to Earth Train four HD video cameras. Earth Train has sent them off to Roots & Shoots youth groups in Argentina, Boliva, Mexico and Panama. We expect to receive material from these four Roots & Shoots groups which Pituka will edit and incorporate into the final film.

The Panorama Magazine at COPA Airlines covered the conference with this article written by Roberto Quintero with photos of Luis Eduardo Guillén.

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