Problems associated with climate change and the environment affect people around the globe, and as a result One World cannot neglect to include a section focusing on these issues. This year is no exception, and the UnEarthed category is once again brimming with diverse films examining the topic from many angles.
We’ll take a look at Denmark, which wants to reduce carbon emissions by 70% by 2030. The film 70/30, named after this strategy, shows how complicated it is to implement sustainable measures at the highest political level. The Zimov Hypothesis takes us to the furthest reaches of Siberia. Here, an ageing scientist presents his fascinating project – he is trying to renew Ice-Age flora and fauna in an experimental Pleistocene Park in order to slow down the dangerous thawing of the permafrost.
The young Aya is facing the effects of climate change in entirely different geographic conditions. Her home, a small island off the Ivory Coast, will soon disappear because of rising ocean levels – but the teenager is not willing to accept the fact that sooner or later she will have to leave the place she has so far considered to be her only home. In his documentary I’m So Sorry, Chinese director Liang Zhou leads us through an artistic post-apocalyptic atmosphere, replete with questions regarding the use of nuclear energy. Using the genius loci of the Chernobyl and Fukushima areas, he explores the effect that nuclear power has on the environment. What future awaits us with this energy source?
The above are just a few of the many topics you will find in this year’s UnEarthed section.
Films in category UnEarthed
Other Thematic Categories
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