12,000 people converged on the beach in Ostend, Belgium, in a colourful dance-protest for the climate, 100 days before the crucial UN climate conference in Copenhagen.
‘The Big Ask again’ event, organised by Friends of the Earth and other members of the Belgian Climate Coalition, was directed by award winning filmmaker Nic Balthazar. The 12,000 people performed a choreographed Bollywood-style dance and called for a strong, just agreement at the climate talks.
It is the second time Balthazar and Friends of the Earth have worked together; in 2008 they produced a similar film featuring 6,000 people, also filmed on Ostend beach, which has been viewed by over 2 million people worldwide online and via mainstream media.
The new clip is now available in more than 20 languages and features a soundtrack from U2.