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The Age of Stupid: Brilliant new environmental documentary

My name is Katie and I am the Multi-Language DVD co-ordinator of a new movie, The Age of Stupid, a brilliant film about climate change by the makers of 'McLibel' and the Oscar-winning 'One Day in September', staring Pete Postlethwaite. In the zeitgeist stakes, it's being billed as the successor to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

The film - and subsequent campaign - is backed by a host of top celebs and environmental organisations, including Greenpeace, Oxfam, Friends of the Earth and Stop Climate Chaos.

On Sunday March 15th as the world's first truly eco premiere, the film will screen in a specially constructed solar-powered cinema tent in the park in the centre of Leicester Square, with a live satellite feed to 60 cinemas round the country, as well as to other key venues including the Eden Project. We'll also stream the event (but not the whole film) live on the Internet. The idea being that this is an INclusive, rather than EXclusive premiere, as climate change is clearly every body's problem.

We then plan to screen the film worldwide and are in the process of creating The Age of Stupid multi-language DVD. We plan to have 32 languages on the DVD and are currently looking for native language speakers to translate the film for us and for others to check over the translations once they are complete. The response to our request has been overwhelming so far but has left us with some languages still not covered.

1.For the main translation of the film we are still looking for volunteers to translate:

Gujarati and Bengali.
(Translators can be based anywhere in the world)

2. For the second part of the job - checking over the translation and the subtitles once they are placed on the film, we are still looking for volunteers:

Gujarati, Bengali, Swahili, Swedish, Czech, Vietnamese and Hausa
(We need these translators to be based in London or the surrounding area, so that they can come into the film office in Camden, to watch the film and check the translations with us).

All work needs to be completed by the first week in March.

I do hope you will be able to help us in some way and ensure that this extremely important film is translated into your native language and seen by many people in your home country. We are able to offer expenses for the work and the chance to be part of an incredibly important campaign.

For further information please visit http://www.ageofstupid.net/translation_for_subtitles

To find out more about the film and watch the film trailer please visit: http://www.ageofstupid.net

I look forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,
Katie Barlow
Multi-language DVD co-ordinator
Mobile: 07932 737461