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A Personal Climate Crisis

 43 minutes

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Available to stream globally May 6 @ 12:00pm CT to May 13 @ 11:59pm CT.

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Synopsis

The climate crisis takes a personal toll in these films which investigate humanity’s relationship to nature through dystopian (but not so distant) futures, the damaging effects of commerce, and stresses on individual growth.

Films

Unshopping

Rheannah Wynter | Florida | Age 21

Hoping to stay climate conscious, a sometimes-paranoid filmmaker ditches an alarming heap of fast fashion clothes. In the process, she encounters obstacles, misdirection, propaganda, rabbit holes, and a one-sided obsession with H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson.

The Pleasure of Killing Bugs

Leonardo Martinelli | Brazil | Age 21

As the climate crisis reaches the point of no return, a nun and a priest grapple with their faith as they lament the disappearance of insects in this surreal and tense vision.

Those Who Move Mountains

Lauren Loesberg | Evanston, IL | Age 22

In a near-futuristic society that has left humans reliant on urban infrastructure and turned nature into a prison, a falsely convicted woman finds a new community in the wilderness.

Metamorphism

Kate Saltel | Texas | Age 17

Metamorphism is the change in a rock due to heat or pressure. This clever short expresses how humans undergo similar transformations under great pressure from family, school, and wealth.

Earth had issues Loading…

Leonardo Pirondi | California | Age 20

Lushly photographed on 16mm, this meditation on the relationship between humans, nature, and technology confronts the menacing effect machines and industry have on the planet’s well being.

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