Trading the Future
Trading the Future is a video essay that questions the inevitability of apocalypse and its repercussions on environmental urgencies. It addresses the Christian narrative for the end of times, and draws connections to secular apocalypticism and our ready acceptance of a cataclysmic end. Decidedly non-messianic, Trading the Future refuses to reproduce the apocalyptic images that we have been inundated with in the media and movies. Instead, everyday and contextual images from travel destinations, cities, and the natural world are combined into experimental and impressionistic montages, integrated with interviews and narration. Twelve chapters create a complex weave of ideas, combining street interviews and dialogues with academics and activists.
Directed by: b.h. Yael
Featuring: Vandana Shiva, Grace Jantzen, Valerie langer, David Noble, Lee Quinby
Spoken language: English
The screening is part of the project Penisola delle
Donne - the City of Women film programme.
Supported by: Slovenian Film Fund