2011 International Year of Chemistry

On the occasion of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, this film informs the general public that chemistry:
meets the world’s needs
is creative and is building our future
inspires young people
celebrates the continued contribution of women to science
The film targets young people in the 16 to 20 year age group.
This promotional film for the International Year of Chemistry is produced jointly by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). It shows the importance of chemistry in our daily lives. The film explains how chemistry provides the global population with access, in a sustainable way, to drinking water, food, clothing, health and health care, energy- and emission-friendly housing, transport, communication and education. At the same time it underlines the importance of women in chemistry on the occasion of the centennial of the 1911 Chemistry Nobel Prize to Marie Sklodowska Curie.EPCA, UNESCO and IUPAC have established a partnership to make and distribute this film throughout their respective networks worldwide. The film will also be available in the social media YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Please distribute this film in your network and make people understand how the chemical industry helps to make our world a better, safer, more enjoyable place to be !International Year of Chemistry
To find out more about all the activities of the International Year of Chemistry : please click here (www.chemistry2011.org)


The film was made by Casual Films, a London based digital media and film production agency. www.casualfilms.com
communications@epca.eu sc.communications@unesco.org jcorish@tcd.ie
Tel: 00 32 2 741 86 66 Tel: 00 33 1 45 68 40 51 Tel: 00 353 1 896 17 76
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