“A better world doesn’t begin with me, but with all of us”
Rutger Bregman: ‘Humankind: A Hopeful History’
Our journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment. For the past 12 months audiovisual collective D-Fuse have developed Nine Earths – a unique environmental documentary that explores the relationship between everyday events and humanity’s excessive demand for the Earth’s resources. Nine Earths is a British Council Creative Commission for COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. The project has engaged nearly a hundred collaborators to create a mosaic of day-to-day life, using footage shot by international collaborators in Brazil, Indonesia, Lebanon, Vietnam, and the UK.
This online and in person event on Saturday 20 November will gather the project participants from around the world as well as Mark Maslin (Professor of Earth System Science, UCL and Author of ‘How to Save Our Planet: The Facts’), Climate Activist Daze Aghaji, and Mike Faulkner, Founder and Director of D-Fuse, to share their thoughts on COP26. We will also hear directly from the project participants about their relationships to consumption and the widening gaps between the world’s wealthiest and poorest nations.
Blending participatory and observational types of documentary, Nine Earths reveals global consumption patterns through the lens of climate justice and takes audiences on an audiovisual journey through multiple locations, highlighting individual voices and stories. The project looks into the relationships between consumption levels of countries and individuals, cultural differences and similarities, and how we are all inextricably connected.
The challenge of the 21st Century is that we must learn to think and act as a global species.
Imagine Our Future History. Create The Pathway. Make it Happen.
Professor Mark Maslin
‘How to Save Our Planet: The Facts’
The online event will be hosted from Metal Liverpool’s base at Edge Hill Station, the oldest passenger railway station still in use, a symbolic reminder of the beginning of our relationship with the burning of fuel for energy.
Please register for your FREE place at the online event HERE
You will be sent a Zoom link in the week before the event to give you access.
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The event will include live captioning in English.
You do not need a Zoom account in order to attend, but you do need to download the Zoom app from https://zoom.us/download for free onto a computer that has a webcam and mic. You can also take part from a smartphone by downloading the free Zoom app from the App or Google Play store.
Please test how Zoom works on your device before the event by visiting https://zoom.us/test. You will need a good internet connection, further support is available here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-
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Nine Earths is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions programme, a series of creative commissions exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology as part of The Climate Connection global initiative.
More info: www.dfuse.com/nine_earths.html
The partners around the globe, include Robin Rimbaud (Scanner), Jenny Porter (Metal Liverpool), Andy Stiff (RMIT University) in Vietnam, Maya Chami in Lebanon, Adi Panuntun (Sembilan Matahari) in Indonesia, Thiago Cury (Musica Estranha) and Batman Zavareze (Multiplicidade) in Brazil.