Captain Fantastic is a 2016 American drama film written and directed by Matt Ross. It tells the story of a family, Ben Cash, his wife Leslie, and their six children aged seven to 18, who has decided to live in the wilderness, using survivalist skills, and opting for self-reliance and self-sufficiency, without dependence on modern technology. In line with
The protagonist in the game only spends the summer holiday on the farm with their grandparents, i.e. this time is framed as an ‘interlude’ (rather than an alternative way of life) that should be savoured as much as possible Ties in with the genre of slice-of-life popularized e.g. in anime series; the references to anime
Board and card game publisher Jumbo created a new line of small games for young children explicitly labeled “eco-games”, which is emphasizes sustainable production techniques, for example by “transforming old shampoo bottles, old paper and discarded wrapping paper into brand new pre-school games”. The game have a characteristic look due to the reused paper/materials, which
The main conflict with Scaly Pete could be interpreted as anthropomorphizing the shark since it is a traditional revenge plot, which – played out with people – informs many similarly structure open-world games (the game has been consequently framed as “GTA with sharks”) The narrator, loosely reminiscent of Richard Attenborough’s style of documentary narration, makes
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
H&M is a fast fashion brand that is doing a lot of marketing on framing themselves as a sustainable business. The way a fashion brand is framing their actions has a big influence on whether consumers will buy the clothes. H&M uses greenwashing to give off a perfect image of the company by marketing a
Contributed by Tessa Nauta “Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder,
Vinted is a website and app where people can sell and buy second-hand clothes and other products, mostly fashion-related. It promotes eco-friendly shopping and the recycling of products. It provides users with an eco-identity and its affordances generally make it easier for consumers to make environmentally-friendly choices.
The Netflix serial Rick and Morty is a comedy sci-fi animated show portraying a young teenage boy named Morty Smith and his nihilistic scientist grandfather Rick Sanchez whom travel through dystopian galaxies together. Every episode is a different story with dark humour intertwined. One of the most recently produced episodes called “A Rickconvenient Mort” features an ecological superhero named Planetina. Planetina forms an non-traditional eco hero, which shows the struggle of solving the Climate crisis. The character first poses as an ecofeminist symbol which is used as a business commodity to make profit. Later in the episode she is freed from her 'owners' and her archetype as Pure Hero fades. The struggle of solving big climate issues and at the same time act in an ethical way are pictured in the episode. She frames the broken system as the main issue.
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.
Cities: Skylines is a city building game released by Paradox Interactive in 2015. The player is challenged to build, maintain, and control or manage a city. In Cities: Skylines, the theme of sustainability plays an important role. Cities: Skylines makes the player an ecological citizen. You are an ecological citizen when you as an individual
The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has announced that Formula 1 is aiming to field a generation of a new power unit by 2025. Since growing concerns about the impact of human activity on the environment emerged from fans and critics, the FIA has launched an initiative to develop a 100% sustainable fuel. Their aim
Shein launched a greenwashing campaign in August 2021, under the hashtag #SHEINCares. The hashtag stands short for ‘Sheincares for Animals’ and is part of Shein’s campaign to protect and save various species of animals. According to Shein’s website they ‘will be donating US$300,000 to meaningful welfare organizations. Searching for #SHEINcares to join us’ (Shein 2021).
This documentary series is made by The Earthshot Prize in collaboration with the BBC, and looks into solutions that promise to deliver a sustainable world in which both nature and humanity can thrive. The project aims to generate new ways of thinking, as well as new technologies, systems, policies, and solutions.
Our planet is flooded with single use plastics such as plastic bottles. Did you know that globally, we produce about 1 million plastic bottles every minute? What does that number even look like? This Studio Birthplace production – made with CG partners Method and Madness – makes the invisible story visible, so we can better