Synopsis: When a young actor travels to Svalbard in the Arctic for the filming of an environmental thriller, he encounters a world in disintegration: the Arctic is being hit by the climate crisis at three to four times the normal rate, with glaciers melting at record speed. Between two interviews with a scientist and an artist, he asks himself in essay form about the status quo and what kind of world we will leave behind.
About the Filmmaker: Jonathan Berlin, born in 1994 in Germany, studied Acting at Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich and played in numerous films and series for which he received the German Screen Actors Award and New Faces Award as best newcomer. His first directorial work AUGUST, a queer love story set in 1790, screened at international festivals, including BAFTA-eligible Norwich Film Festival, Dresden International Short Film Festival, Dumbo Film Festival New York, Manchester Film Festival and Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival. In addition to his work in the film industry, he is involved in the climate movement and pleaded for a national climate emergency in the Petitions Committee of the Bundestag, the German Parliament.
This film is showing in the Shorts for the Planet shorts screening at The Forum Auditorium on 18th November at 10:45.
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