Carbon Connection received the Student Jury Award of the Sondrio Festival 2008!
The documentary The Carbon Connection receives the Special Student Jury Award at the Sondrio Festival 2008 (Italy) Official Award and signed letter of the Jury + Director Festival: "The manner in which the subject of pollution was approached; that is, underlining that the current crisis concerns more than just so-called 'developed' countries. The jury was also struck by the way local people from the two communities compared in the film were allowed to express themselves directly, using a type of 'home video' style to describe their problems. For example, the Scottish people show the Brasilians how a refinery and a minin company cause illness and respiratory problems in the residents of the near city. In turn, the Brasilians illustrate how eucalyptus plantations, cultivated in order to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, actually disturb the delicate natural ecosystem, polluting the water table, changing traditional agricultural practices and the local economy, and causing the extinction of several autochtonous plant species." Sondrio Festival