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DAY 1: WE ARE ALL CONNECTED — Climate Crisis Festival

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 WE ARE ALL CONNECTED double bill

Two visually arresting films that look at how mankind and nature are inextricably linked.

7.00pm — PLANETARY

8.45pm — THE HUMAN ELEMENT

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You can buy tickets for a single film or

SAVE £3 when purchasing tickets for the double bill.


Climate Crisis Film Festival London PLANETARY poster

PLANETARY (2015)

  • DIR. Guy Reid + Steve Watts Kennedy

  • COUNTRY. USA

  • RUN-TIME. 1h 25m

  • Film start time: 7:00PM

PLANETARY is a stunning cross-continental cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. It is a poetic and humbling reminder that now is the time to shift our perspective.

In a breathtaking visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan. The film takes us from one of the truly extraordinary events of our civilisation – space travel – and looks at how this gave us a totally different perspective on the Earth.

Through interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, PLANETARY sheds new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet.

We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected.

“Deeply moving.” — The Guardian

“Ravishing… A most impressive aesthetic feat.” — Variety

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THE HUMAN ELEMENT (2018)

  • DIR. Matthew Testa + James Balog

  • COUNTRY. USA

  • RUN-TIME. 1h 16m

  • Film start time: 8:45 PM

Renowned National Geographic photographer James Balog (the lens behind CHASING ICE) shows viewers why we, as a society, can no longer turn a blind eye to the drastically changing world around us.

In The Human Element, his photography is framed through the four ancient elements: earth, air, fire and water. People, Balog suggests, are a fifth element — a force of nature, too.

People are driving climate change and, in turn, our lives are being altered by it. No element can exist in isolation — when one is imbalanced, it causes a chain reaction.

Rather than featuring primarily scientists, THE HUMAN ELEMENT focuses instead on relatable everyday people being affected by the changing planet: firefighters, fishermen, coal miners. But it tells a powerful story that puts the focus on climate change where it should be: not as an environmental issue, but a human one.

Climate Crisis Film Festival London The Human Element poster

“This film aims directly for the gut by putting a human face on the impacts.”

— Science News

“THE HUMAN ELEMENT could make coal execs care about the planet”

— Outside

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You can buy tickets for a single film or

SAVE £3 when purchasing tickets for the double bill.

 

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