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John D. Liu

Environmental documentary film maker and presenter

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John Dennis Liu, as an award winning documentary film maker, addresses his audience in truly compelling and captivating ways. Through his multi-media presentations and his films, John has managed to influence policy on national and regional levels, most recently in Rwanda. He manages to reach audiences from distinctly different backgrounds: business leaders and economists, academia, students, policy makers and politicians, leading them towards higher levels of motivation and most importantly, action.

Ecology;

Future;

Climate Change Solutions;

Hope in a Changing Climate;

Education;

China;

Nature and the Built Environment;

The Great Work of Our Time;

Inspiration - Human Consciousness;

English

Fees

UK : £15k to £30k

Europe : £15k to £30k

US : £7k to £15k

Asia/Middle East : £7k to £15k


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China
John D, Liu is an American who has lived in China for more than 30 years. Mr Liu helped to open the CBS News bureau in Beijing at the time of normalization of relations between the U.S. and China. He worked for CBS News for 10 years leaving in 1990. He also worked as a photojournalist for Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI Italian Television) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF German Television). 

Mr. Liu has concentrated on ecological film making since the mid-1990’s, and has written, produced and directed films on Grasslands, Deserts, Wetlands, Oceans, Rivers, Urban Development, Atmosphere, Forests, Endangered Animals, and Poverty Reduction.  His work has taken him to over 70 countries.  Many of his films have appeared on BBC World and other networks. In 2003, Mr. Liu wrote, produced and directed "Jane Goodall - China Diary" for National Geographic. 

Since 1997, Mr. Liu has directed the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP), which uses television to deliver ecological, sustainable development and public health messages in China and other countries. Mr. Liu was also the driving force in the creation and development of the China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Centre (CESDRRC), the China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN), and the Environmental Education Media Project (Mongolia). For many years Mr. Liu has studied and worked to promote the potential of ecological restoration including presenting the recent films “Hope in a Changing Climate”, “Rwanda – Forests of Hope”, “Emerging in a Changing Climate” and Green Gold a co-production with the Dutch Public Broadcaster - VPRO.

From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Liu was a visiting fellow in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of the West of England (UWE). In 2006, Mr. Liu was named the Rothamsted International Fellow for the Communication of Science. In 2008 Mr. Liu became a part-time PhD candidate in Research at Reading University. In 2009 - 2010, Mr. Liu was appointed Assistant Research Professor at George Mason University. From 2010 to 2013, Mr Liu was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) In 2012, Mr. Liu was awarded a Visiting Fellowship to the Critical Zone Hydrological Group within the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at Vrije University (VU) Amsterdam.

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