Former US Vice President Al Gore arrived in Israel earlier this week to receive the Dan David Prize for his work in the field of ecology. The organizers of the Ecocinema Festival elected to honor the Nobel laureate, who revolutionized the fight for the environment by showing Gore's groundbreaking film, 'Live Earth'. During his visit, Gore is also scheduled to participate in an assembly for renewable energy, hosted by Tel Aviv University. Gore awarded Dan David Prize (Video: Infolive.tv) As part of his international campaign against global warming, Gore launched a competition for short films dealing with ecology last year in the US. Within the context of the competition, he asked filmmakers worldwide to help spread environmental awareness in original ways. Anonymous environmentalists merged with well-known directors, and the amusingly diverse results are scheduled to appear in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Rosh Pina. "The movies' premier at the festival is a gesture honoring the man who revolutionized the environmental struggle worldwide," said Zur Mashal, head of the festival. "The medium of film is a wonderful tool for generating change in thought and education, as Al Gore himself has proven with his revolutionary film, 'An Inconvenient Truth', which won dozens of awards."