Screening of "The Pursuit of Endurance" at UN on September 14th
For the opening of the 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, a special screening of “The Pursuit of Endurance” will take place on 14 September 2015 at the United Nations’ Headquarters in New York City.
« The Pursuit of Endurance » relates how nine adventurers, including Hardy, marched in the footsteps of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, 100 years after his epic 1914 Endurance expedition.
Not only was this expedition a tribute to the 1914 crew’s odyssey : it was also a human adventure, a 800 mile journey between Elephant Island and South Georgia by sailing boat, ski and pulka. During their travel, the explorers, led by luc Hardy, gathered information and oceanographic and scientific data which will provide for a better understanding of this part of the world.
Indeed, with the COP21 only a few months ahead of us, "The Pursuit of Endurance" reminds us of the fragility of this ecosystem and of the stakes of global warming.
The projection will be followed by a discussion moderated by Sybille Eschapasse in the presence of Luc Hardy and a representative of Green International Cross.
Luc is an entrepreneur, a veteran adventurer, an environmental advocate, an author, and a member of the Explorers Club of New York. He is the President of Sagax, a US-based investment and management advisory firm. Luc Hardy pursues a personal goal of traveling extensively across the globe, photographing and reporting from remote places in order to raise awareness for global causes. Luc is also Vice-President of Green Cross France & Territories, the environmental NGO founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
– Monday, 14 September 2015
– Start: 6.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m
– Exact Address: United Nations Visitor’s entrance on 1st Avenue and 46th Street (Projection Conference Room 4)
– Bring your passport/ID
– Language: English
– Film Running time: 52’
– Please allow time for security check at entrance.
– The event is free but you must reserve your seats at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pursuit-of-endurance-at-united-nations-new-york-city-tickets-18099006616?aff=es2
Under the High Patronage of His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, the event will be hosted by the AFFIN (Association des Français Fonctionnaires Internationaux de New York).