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Adrien Taylor

Journalist + Entrepreneur in Christchurch

Telling the Story of 30 million People in a Sinking Country

PRESENTED ON MAR 02, 2016
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 26

Journalist come entrepreneur and long time climate change advocate Adrien Taylor tells the story of how he took a leap of faith that led him to Bangladesh with a climate scientist and a few amateur documentary makers, to film a country that bears the highest burden of displacement due to climate change. The documentary 30 Million is out later this year.

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