See only at the Roxie Theater; not available online.
Cyril Dion’s insightful and transformative documentary takes a fresh look at the world’s ecological crises of climate change and the sixth mass extinction of wildlife, through the eyes of two 16-year-old environmental activists, Vipulan Puvaneswaran and Bella Lack.
Through the extraordinary investigative journey of teenagers Vipulan, of Sri Lankan descent from France, and of Bella, from England, we learn from scientists and activists what is being done around the world to attempt to reverse mass extinction, revealing a quest for another way of living alongside other species, as co-habitants rather than predators.
The young activists take us to the source of the problem, which is hopefully the solution, too: our relationship to the living world. Through their confrontation of this reality, we become more deeply aware of how we are linked to all other species, and that by saving them, we also save ourselves, providing the possibility of a brighter future. As Dion explains, “The human being believed that he could separate himself from nature, but he is nature. He too is an Animal.”