Potent stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with a filmmaker’s familial memories in this cinematic documentary. Featuring activists, scientists and traditional custodians from Australia and beyond.
Jennifer Abbott, multi-award-winning director of The Corporation
(SFF 2004), began to grapple with the gravity of climate change as her sister faced a terminal illness. Abbott draws parallels between this personal and planetary grief. As she travels the globe, she captures stunning images and witnesses a planet in crisis: from Kiribati to the Amazon rainforest; from Australia’s bushfires to the fate of the Great Barrier Reef. She documents climate action worldwide – including Extinction Rebellion protests, Greta Thunberg-inspired school strikes and First Nations communities battling to save their traditional lands. As Abbott contemplates her sister’s fate and our collective environmental paralysis, she poses the tough question: do we need hope to act, or do we need to lose hope in order to act?Shortlisted for the Sustainable Future Award