Conservation International Unveils Star-Studded Nature is Speaking Film Series in Spanish
September 20, 2017
Salma Hayek, Carlos Vives, Penelope Cruz, Ruben Blades, Juan Fernando Velasco, Eugenio Derbez, Juanes and Fonseca Lend Their Voices to Expand Awareness of Threats to Nature
BOGOTÁ, Colombia (Sept. 20, 2017) – Conservation International is releasing “La Naturaleza Nos Habla.” Voiced by world renowned celebrities, the films aim to engage regional policymakers, business leaders and other influencers with the message that people need nature in order to survive.
The series of short films are voiced by some of the biggest names in Latin America and Spain including Salma Hayek, Carlos Vives, Penelope Cruz, Ruben Blades, Juan Fernando Velasco, Eugenio Derbez, Juanes and Fonseca. Through the films, Nature reveals serious misgivings about the way humans are treating the Earth from the viewpoint of a cast of characters — including Water, the Sky, the Rainforest and more.
“When I thrive, you thrive,” says Salma Hayek, who voices Mother Nature. “When I falter, you falter. Or worse.”
“Without me, you’d be swept away by a dry, barren death,” warns Carlos Vives as Paramos. “However, me without you… I would simply flourish.”
“La Naturaleza Nos Habla” will first debut in Bogotá before running throughout Latin America as new films show every two weeks, starting September 21st through November. Venues include film festivals, cinemas, airlines and hotels. The campaign will be promoted throughout the region, most specifically targeted for Conservation International audiences in Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and Peru. All of the films will be available for viewing at lanaturalezanoshabla.org.
The campaign also takes aim at the current dialogue around environmental issues. “We, in the environmental movement, have often presented nature as something separate from people,” said Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International. “By making it clear that people need nature to survive, we are turning the conversation around and making the movement relevant to entirely new audiences.”
The “La Naturaleza Nos Habla” written and produced by Media Arts Lab and Mestiza Films. Other major partners for the film include The Dalio Foundation, Caracol and FondoAcción.
Since 2014, the Nature is Speaking campaign has garnered nearly 3 billion impressions and over 65 million video views. It has achieved eight individual country launches and had exposure in over 45 countries.
About Conservation International
Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about Conservation International and its groundbreaking “Nature Is Speaking” campaign, and follow Conservation International’s work on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.