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Climate Space 2019

CLIMATE SPACE

Thirty signature short films on the climate crisis
Curated by Francesco Cara from an idea by Ludovico Einaudi

3-21 December 2019
Teatro Dal Verme, Milan

CLIMATE SPACE is an installation created around the concerts of Ludovico Einaudi.
Thirty signature short films for a variety of lucid and vibrant looks on the climate crisis.

Open to the public from December 3 to 21.
3 screenings every day: 16.45 – 17.45 | 18.00 – 19.00 | 22.15 – 23.30
Free admission subject to availability

11 December - International Mountain Day
A meeting with special guests and a program of dedicated screenings
In collaboration with FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.



Introduction

Under the effect of global warming, the world we live in is now exposed to an unstable and unpredictable climate. Extreme weather events, heatwaves, droughts, heavy rains, floods and storms are more and more frequent. Phenomena like wildfires in the Siberian tundra and in Scandinavian forests a few years ago were just unthinkable. And caught by the multiple manifestations of global warming, air, water and soil pollution, more and more species are forced to flee territories that have become inhabitable.

This new world is full of adversities, hazards and unknowns. But, at the same time, it forces us to look for a new balance with the environment, the natural resources and all living beings we share planet Earth with: a new climate justice that is social and environmental.

What does it mean, on an emotional level, to live in a world out-of-balance? How can the tension between the climate crisis and a lifestyle that is what is causing it be resolved?

Extending the engagement in the campaign for the protection of the Arctic of “Elegy for the Arctic” - the piece Ludovico Einaudi composed and played on a floating platform facing the Wahlenbergbreen glacier, in the Svalbard Islands, Norway - we have curated a program of short films that explore the feelings and emotions that we experience when we face the climate and environmental crises. This emotional journey is organised in four moments.

The first moment is meditative: an immersion in the beauty of nature and a sentiment of loss and longing for a pure, pristine world.

The second moment is compassionate: the connection with people and communities who try to live in balance with the environment, using natural resources sustainably and aspiring to a fulfilling life in harmony with nature.

The third moment is angry: the recognition that our own actions are the cause of the climate and environmental crises, the rage against political, economic and financial leaders, and the sense of solidarity that comes from realising that the climate crisis can only be tackled through joint action.

The fourth moment is proactive: stories of people and initiatives seeking adaptation to harsher living conditions and regeneration of a new and better world.

The short films we have selected come from across the globe. Some are tiny productions, others have been awarded prizes in the most important environmental film festivals. We hope that they will be source of inspiration, activation and engagement.

Francesco Cara

PROGRAMMA / PROGRAM

 

DAY 1 - FLOW

3 e 14 dicembre /december 3rd and 14th

 

 

OVERVIEW

di/by Zaria Forman | 12 min | 2019 | USA

Mentre era in Groenlandia con la spedizione IceBridge della Nasa, l’artista Zaria Forman ha ripreso dall'aereo la disturbante bellezza dei ghiacci del Lincoln Sea che si spaccano.

Painter Zaria Forman travels with NASA IceBridge expedition to Greenland and, from the aircraft window, captures the troubling beauty of Lincoln Sea breaking up.

 

ELEMENTO

di/by Oscar Alvarado | 3:45 min| 2016 | Colombia

Il cambiamento climatico e la morte annunciata dei nostri fiumi generano angoscia in tutto il mondo. Cosa stiamo facendo?
Global climate change and the impending death of our rivers generates anxiety in us all. What are we doing?

 

TWO °C

di/by Maxime Contour | 4:00 min | 2017 | USA

Quale sarebbe l’aspetto di New York City con l’innalzamento del mare?

What would New-York City look like with rising sea waters?

 

SCENES FROM A DRY CITY

di/by Simon Wood and François Verster  | 13:00 min  | 2018  | Netherlands

Cosa succede quando una grande metropoli rimane senza acqua? I cittadini di Città del Capo temono l’arrivo del Giorno Zero quando dai rubinetti non uscirà più niente.

What happens when a major metropolitan area runs out of water? In Cape Town, South Africa, residents fear the arrival of “Day Zero,” when the city’s taps will be shut off.

 

A SIMPLE LIFE

di/by Myrto Papadogeorgou and Robert Harding Pittman | 17:00 min | 2018 | Greece

Gioula vive semplicemente dei suoi olivi in un bellissimo villaggio sulla costa greca. Quando un resort con campo da golf minaccia il suo mondo, lei non si arrende.

Gioula lives a simple life on her olive farm in a beautiful rural coastal village in Greece. When a golf resort threatens to change her entire world, she fights back.

 

DAY 2 - HOME

4 e 15 dicembre / december 4th and 15th

A YEAR ALONG THE GEOSTATIONARY ORBIT

di/by Felix Dierich | 16 min | 2018 | Germany

A 35.786 km dalla Terra e a una velocità di 11.000 km all’ora, il più avanzato satellite meteorologico giapponese osserva giorno e notte l’emisfero orientale.

35.786 km above Earth, travelling at more than 11.000 km/h, Japan's most advanced meteorological satellite observes the Eastern Hemisphere day and night.

 

COUNTER MAPPING

di/by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee | 9:31 min | 2018 | USA

Gli artisti Zuni creano delle mappe che sfidano i confini arbitrari imposti dai concetti occidentale di luogo e geografia

Zuni artists to create maps that challenge the arbitrary borders imposed on the Zuni world by Western notions of place and geography.

 

LOST WORLD

di/by Kalyanee Mam | 16:07 min | 2018 | Cambodia

Da quando Singapore draga la sabbia da sotto le foreste di mangrovie in Cambogia, un intero ecosistema vive sotto la minaccia della distruzione.

As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia's mangrove forests, an ecosystem is faced with the treat of erasure.

 

AFFORESTING ICELAND

di/by Ewa Hermanowicz | 5:21 min | 2018 | Iceland

Nel giro di pochi secoli le millenarie foreste dell’Islanda sono state abbattute e bruciate per far posto alle fattorie. Ora stanno ricrescendo.

Within a few centuries, almost all of the island’s trees were slashed and burned to make room for farming. Now they are growing again.

 

DAY 3 - CONVERSATION

5 e 17 dicembre / december 5th and 17th

 

THE ART OF FLYING

di/by Jan van IJken | 7 min |2015 | Netherlands

Appuntamento al crepuscolo con le meravigliose coreografie aeree degli storni

Starlings gathering at dusk and going about their beautiful choreographies

 

CONVERSING WITH AOTEAROA

di/by Corrie Francis Parks | 15 min | 2006 | New Zeland

Cosa ci attira fino ai più remoti angoli delle terre e dei mari? E come l’esperienza della vita selvatica cambia noi e i luoghi che visitiamo?

What draws us to the remote corners of land and sea? How does our wilderness experiences change us and the places we enjoy to visit?

 

DESOLATION FOLLOWS

di/by Burnham Aldridge | 9:23 min | 2018 | UK

Conosciute come luoghi di straordinaria bellezza naturale, la brughiere inglesi suscitano l’impressione del selvaggio e dell’indomito, ma non tutto è come sembra.
Designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty, the English moorlands elicit in us a sense of the wild and untamed. Yet all is not as it seems.

 

FOREST MAN

di/by William D McMaster | 16:24 min | 2014 | India

Fin dal 1979 Jadav Payeng ha piantato un albero alla volta in un terreno brullo e desolato. La sua foresta è oggi più grande di Central Park.

Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has single handedly planted a forest in the middle of a barren wasteland. His forest is now larger than Central Park.

 

DAY 4 - ROOTS

6 e 18 dicembre / december 6th and 18th

FOCUS ON INFINITY

di/by Mathilde Lavenne and Fondation François Schneider| 16 min | 2015 | France

Un film-fiordo ci porta nel cuore del ghiacciaio dove un campo magnetico sembra ribaltare il corso del tempo. L’uomo di fronte alla natura, forza creativa, mulinelli di materia.
A fjord-movie takes us in the heart of the glacier where a magnetic field seems to reverse senses of time. The humain being in front of nature, creative power, swirls of matter.

 

THE SNOW GUARDIAN

di/by Morgan Heim | 5:03 min | 2016 | USA

Per 40 anni Billy Barr ha vissuto da solo in uno dei luoghi più freddi degli Stati Uniti, raccogliendo dati scientifici sulla neve in un dossier di prove schiaccianti del cambiamento climatico.

For 40 years Billy Barr has lived alone in a cabin in one of the coldest places in the United States, collecting data about snowpack in clear and compelling evidence of climate change.

 

AGUAS DE ORO

di/by Simona Carnino and Mais.ong | 16:46 min | 2015 | Perù

La società mineraria Newmont vuole accaparrarsi le terre di Maxima sulle Ande peruviane, ma si scontra con questa piccola donna con un grande sogno.
The US mining society Newmont wants to grab up Maxima’s lands on the Peruvian Andes, but it has to deal with this little woman and her big dream.

 

FOOLS & DREAMERS

di/by Jordan Osmond e Antoinette Wilson | 28:41 min | 2019 | USA

La storia della riserva naturale Hineway e del suo giovane fondatore che con metodi non invasivi ha riconvertito la sua fattoria collinare in una foresta di 1500 ettari.

The story of Hinewai Nature Reserve and its young manager who regenerated his hilly farmland into 1500 hectares of native forest, using a minimal interference method.

 

DAY 5 - DEPTH

8 e 19 dicembre / december 8th and 198h

OVERVIEW

di/by Zaria Forman | 12 min | 2019 | USA

Mentre era in Groenlandia con la spedizione IceBridge della Nasa, l’artista Zaria Forman ha ripreso dall'aereo la disturbante bellezza dei ghiacci del Lincoln Sea che si spaccano.

Painter Zaria Forman travels with NASA IceBridge expedition to Greenland and, from the aircraft window, captures the troubling beauty of Lincoln Sea breaking up.

 

OCEANS

di/by Vanessa Lee | 2:48 min | 2017 | New Zeland

Il suo amore per te è più grande del mare. Con la straordinaria partecipazione dell’Oceano Pacifico..

His love for you is deeper than the ocean, starring the Pacific Ocean.

 

AWESOME OCEANS

di/by Laura Hörath | 7:56 min | 2016 | Germany

Il 70% del pianeta è coperto dalle acque. Ora però gli oceani sono messi in pericolo da sfruttamento, inquinamento, plastica, acidificazione, estinzione delle specie marine.

About 70% of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. But the sea is in danger under the threat of overfishing, plastic waste, acidification, species extinction.

 

DULCE

di/by Nina Marin | 10 min | 2016 | Colombia

Nel villaggio costiero de La Ensenada in Colombia, dove ci si guadagna da vivere con la pesca dei frutti di mare, prima o poi tutti devono imparare a nuotare - anche la piccola Dulce.

In the coastal village of La Ensenada, Colombia, where digging for shellfish is a way of life, everyone must learn to swim eventually — even little Dulce.

 

TWO °C

di/by Maxime Contour | 4:00 min | 2017 | USA

Quale sarebbe l’aspetto di New York City con l’innalzamento del mare?

What would New-York City look like with rising sea waters?

 

WATER IS LIFE

di/by Ben Pearce | 5:13 min | 2017 | USA

Una sola brillante animazione ci fa fare due diversi viaggi attraverso i cicli dell’acqua, dalla natura che tutto vivifica ai rischi che l’estrazione mineraria ci fa correre.  
A vibrant animation takes us on two very different journeys through the water cycle, from  the life-giving nature to the mining that puts life itself in jeopardy.

 

HYBRIDS

di/by Florian Brauch, Kim Tailhades, Matthieu Pujol, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion | 6:16 min | 2017 | France

Quando la vita marina deve adattarsi all’inquinamento che la minaccia, le leggi della sopravvivenza cambiano radicalmente.

When marine wildlife has to adapt to the pollution surrounding it, the rules of survival change.

 

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11 dicembre 2019

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY

In collaborazione con FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, l’11 dicembre il CLIMATE SPACE sarà dedicato alla Giornata Internazionale della Montagna con un incontro a cui parteciperanno ospiti speciali e un programma di cortometraggi ad hoc.

 

Panel

Ore 15.00 - Teatro Dal Verme 

On December 11, International Mountain Day, a musician, a photographer, a writer who share a passion for mountains will meet an activist, an anthropologist, a climatologist and a glaciologist to underline the urgency to act in favour of mountains in the current climate emergency.

Moderator: Francesco Cara

Guests: Ludovico Einaudi, composer and musician  | Fabiano Ventura, photographer | Francesca Casale, activist and hydrologist | Herve Barmasse,  mountaineer | Hildegard Diemberger, anthropologist | Michele Freppaz,  alpine soil expert and glaciologist | Paolo Cognetti – writer  | RosaLaura Romeo - sustainable mountain development expert | Serena Giacomin – climatologist

 

 

Proiezioni Speciali

Ore 17.00 - Climate Space Teatro Dal Verme

ALPI

di/by Armin Linke | 60 min | 2011 | Germany

State pensando alle Alpi, al trekking, a sciare in Svizzera? Allora guardate questo film, ma attenzione: vi ritroverete dentro laboratori, fabbriche, resort e bunker nascosti tra le montagne.

Going to the Alps? Thinking of trekking outdoors? Dreaming of skiing in Switzerland? Watch Armin Linke′s film first. Beware. You will always be inside, deep inside laboratories, factories, ski resorts, or Swiss bunkers hidden in the mountains.

 

Ore 22.15 - Climate Space Teatro Dal Verme

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY

di/by FAO | 2:23 min| 2018 |International

Le montagne sono molto vulnerabili ai cambiamenti climatici. Le risorse che ci forniscono, acqua, legno, biodiversità, energia idraulica, ora sono a rischio

In a changing climate, mountain regions are among the most vulnerable. They provide the world with resources such as water, timber, biodiversity and hydraulic energy and they are at risk.

 

THE LAST HONEY HUNTER

di/by Ben Knight | 25 min | 2017 | Nepal

Sulle impervie montagne del Nepal, da molte generazioni il popolo Kulung rischia la vita per raccogliere un certo miele selvatico e velenoso.

In the steep mountain jungles of Nepal, members of the Kulung culture have risked their lives for generations to collect a wild and toxic honey.

 

MOUNTAINS MATTER

di/by Nurlan Anarbaev | 1:20 min | 2017 | Kyrgystan

Le comunità che vivono tra le montagne del Kyrgyzstan stanno sperimentando gli effetti dei cambiamenti climatici su acqua e cibo.

In the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, communities experience the effects of climate change on their water and food supply.

 

 

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DAY 6 - CHOICES

12 e 20 dicembre / december 12th and 208h

SPRING

di/by Jamie Scott | 4:24 min | 2017 | USA

Un viaggio attraverso un giardino di fiori danzanti.

Journey through a blooming garden of dancing flowers.

 

A HOUSE WITHOUT SNAKES

di/by Daniel Koheler | 28:45 min | 2015 | Botswana

In Botswana, due giovani Bushmen lottano per il futuro dopo il trasferimento della loro gente lontano dalle terre degli antenati

In Botswana, two young Bushmen struggle to build their futures in the wake of their people's relocation from their ancestral homeland.

 

WAKE UP CALL

di/by Steve Cutts | 5:57 min | 2014 | USA

Ti sembra di vivere in un incubo di consunzione? Vorresti una vita più vivida e vera? Allora forse sei pronto per raccogliere la chiamata alla sveglia della Terra

Are you living through a nightmare of consumption? Would you like to reconnect with a life more real and vivid? Then perhaps you're ready to heed Earth's Wake Up Call.

 

FOREST MAN

di/by William D McMaster | 16:24 min | 2014 | India

Fin dal 1979 Jadav Payeng ha piantato un albero alla volta in un terreno brullo e desolato. La sua foresta è oggi più grande di Central Park.

Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has single handedly planted a forest in the middle of a barren wasteland. His forest is now larger than Central Park.

 

DAY 7 - HARMONY

13 e 21 dicembre / december 13th and 21st

NORTHERN LIGHTS

di/by Gunter Wegner | 5:42 min | 2015 | Germany

Novembre e Dicembre in Norvegia, a nord del Circolo Polare Artico. Gunther Wegner cattura nel suo film tutta la magia della luce del Nord.

November and December in Norway, North of the Polar Circle. Gunther Wegner seizes the magic of the Northern Lights.

 

KEEPER OF THE FLAME

di/by Jason van Bruggen | 6:26 min | 2018 |Canada

Nel Canada nord-orientale, un cacciatore, intagliatore e guida del popolo Inuit osserva il mondo cambiare davanti ai suoi occhi.

In Northeastern Canada, a traditional Inuit hunter, carver, and guide is watching the world change before his eyes.

 

THE RIVER OF THE KUKAMAS

di/by Nika Belianina | 7:00 min | 2018 | Perù

Trasportato dal fiume Nanay, un uomo del popolo Kukama racconta il significato del suo fluire, la mitologia e l'identità del suo popolo. 

Drifting through the Nanay River, a Kukama man discusses its significance; flow, mythology, and Kukama identity.

 

WATER IS LIFE

di/by Ben Pearce | 5:13 min | 2017 | USA

Una sola brillante animazione ci fa fare due diversi viaggi attraverso i cicli dell’acqua, dalla natura che tutto vivifica ai rischi che l’estrazione mineraria ci fa correre.  
A vibrant animation takes us on two very different journeys through the water cycle, from  the life-giving nature to the mining that puts life itself in jeopardy.

 

FOOLS & DREAMERS

di/by Jordan Osmond e Antoinette Wilson | 28:41 min | 2019 | USA

La storia della riserva naturale Hineway e del suo giovane fondatore che con metodi non invasivi ha riconvertito la sua fattoria collinare in una foresta di 1500 ettari.

The story of Hinewai Nature Reserve and its young manager who regenerated his hilly farmland into 1500 hectares of native forest, using a minimal interference method.

LINEUP
DAY 1 - FLOW
DAY 2 - HOME
DAY 3 - CONVERSATION
DAY 4 - ROOTS
DAY 5 - DEPTH
INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
DAY 6 - CHOICES
DAY 7 - HARMONY
DAY 1 - FLOW
DAY 2 - HOME
DAY 3 - CONVERSATION
DAY 4 - ROOTS
DAY 5 - DEPTH
DAY 6 - CHOICES
DAY 7 - HARMONY