In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams
The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This film which is filmed in Macedonia is an exploration of an observational Indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards natural resources and
“This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the queen of cigarettes. A loyal bond is sealed
Okja (2017) is a film made by filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho, who is also known for his environmental film Snowpiercer (2013). Okja tells the story of Mija and her genetically modified pet animal, Okja. Okja was created by the Mirando Corporation, who created a line of superpigs to try to solve world hunger and meat shortages.
The Trouble With Nature (2020) is an independent film that reimagines philosopher Edmund Burke's journey into the mountains. It teaches an ecofeminist lessen to viewers: it portrays beautiful landscapes and a woman's soulful connection with nature, and makes fun of a narcissistic man's mastery of magnificent nature.
A Mongolian miner takes his sick daughter away from the heavily polluted city to see the shaman. Upon finding a new home with the reindeer herders in the forest, he learns that this world too, is changing. To convey the message of global warming, the music video incorporates the image and tale of the native
Elysium tells the story of a future where the Earth has been driven to the brink of ruin, where the very wealthy have retreated to living on a man-made luxurious space station. The film touches upon multiple important issues such as health care, immigration, economic inequality, and environmental decay.
The photography, which was popularized through a retweet by The Wire’s David Simon on Twitter, shows golfers playing while the Eagle Creek forest fires rage in the background. The photo is an iconic representation of the social foundation of the climate crisis, but the situation itself appears to be slightly taken out of context. The
Evans, Rebecca. “Fantastic futures? Cli-fi, climate justice, and queer futurity.” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 4, no. 2-3 (2017): 94-110. This essay seeks to add new dimensions to current critical understandings of cli-fi’s relationship to environmental futurity. It suggests that cli-fi is not in fact a coherent genre but rather a literary preoccupation with climate
World Rescue is a narrative, research-based video-game inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Through fast-paced gameplay set in Kenya, Norway, Brazil, India, and China, players meet and help five young heroes and help them solve global problems—such as displacement, disease, deforestation, drought, and pollution—at the community level.