Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

South America, si! Green Rights Film Crew Travels to Ecuador, Argentina and Peru

MEDIA RELEASE                     For immediate release – January 11, 2014

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    —    Tomorrow, January 12, 2014, internationally respected author and environmentalist Silver Donald Cameron leaves for South America to capture some of the most dramatic environmental stories of our time, accompanied by producer, director and cameraman, Chris Beckett.  The two are collecting footage and background information for their newest foray into documentary filmmaking, “GreenRights” scheduled for release this fall.

Starting in Quito, Ecuador, the filmmakers join a summit conference of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.  “The list of participants are the Who’s Who of the international eco-rights movement” says Cameron, including Indian physicist Vandana Shiva, South African lawyer and author Cormac Cullinan, Australian researcher and activist Michelle Maloney, former Bolivian U.N. ambassador Pablo Solón, Canadian aboriginal actress Tantoo Cardinal, and U.S. community rights attorney Thomas Linzey.

At the end of the week Cameron and Beckett will record a conversation with Osprey Orielle Lake, founder and president of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, designed to capture the most important insights and ideas to emerge from the three previous days of the summit.

Following the conference, the GreenRights team continues on to Buenos Aires, Argentina where they will gather interviews and other footage of the celebrated Beatriz Mendoza case. In 2008, public-interest attorney Daniel Sallaberry brought suit on behalf of Mendoza and her neighbours, winning a landmark Supreme Court case that resulted in dramatic improvements to the Riachuelo watershed.  The final stop on the tour is Lima, Peru, where the team will look at the environmental impact of massive, uncontrolled urban growth.

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Media contact:  Erika Beatty ( / 902-402-1496).  Silver Donald Cameron is available via Skype, and GreenRights Film special consultant Dr. David R. Boyd is available by phone.

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