earthrise explores the most significant environmental threats to the planet and highlights eco-friendly solutions being employed around the world to tackle them.
earthrise is a series commission from Al Jazeera. Each episode (6x30’) due to air from May 2019 examines particular threats in different countries around the world and focuses on individuals – often young environmentalists and entrepreneurs – who are devising and using innovative techniques to reduce humanity’s negative impact on the Earth and improve our quality of life.
Stories include how Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar formed a local group to help protect Bangladesh’s last surviving, critically endangered elephants, which had killed some refugees after coming into contact with them near camps constructed in their forest home; and a new restaurant in Finland which aims to minimise its environmental footprint by growing food on-site and recycling almost all of its waste.
How we deal with humanity’s impact on the environment is of huge interest to global audiences. earthrise is an eye-opening and informative series which focuses on innovative solutions – often developed by young people from around the world. We’re thrilled that Al Jazeera has entrusted Talesmith to produce one of its highest profile brands.
Martin Williams, CEO and Creative Director of Talesmith
The importance of a programme such as earthrise, which seeks to offer environmental hope and inspiration, only increases as the man- made problems threatening our planet worsen and the need to find, and enact, workable solutions intensifies. It’s very exciting to be working on this new series with Talesmith, which has a strong track- record in bringing science and natural history stories alive for an international audience.
Amanda Burrell, Al Jazeera’s Executive Producer