Sustainable Futures Shorts Block

Sustainable Futures Shorts Block

April 23, 2024

water ashes

How is it possible to find happiness while seeing the world around us falling apart so quickly? A music video about the hope of the “climate change” generation.

Burnt Country

Could Australia’s past help secure its future? 65,000 years in the making, Burnt Country is about fighting fire with fire. Exploring the profound knowledge and wisdom of First Nations, this film is an invitation to connect to country and community.

Warning: Depiction/Discussion of wildfire and natural disasters.

Island Zero

The mayor of an island off the coast of Virginia hopes to have his town saved from rising tides.

Joko & Putra

In an Indonesian village, Joko, a veteran fisherman, is struggling to catch fish. The contamination from local industry and the plastic pollution on the coast have contributed to reduce the fish population. Joko’s son Putra is constantly on his phone. He has decided to study to become a mechanical engineer. This decision puts the family's tradition at risk.

For You

For You' is a heartfelt letter from a father to his two-year-old son, capturing a summer day in the park, a world filled with wonders yet to be discovered and a looming danger. Set in Peckham, South East London, the director narrates the story in Italian, the language he has spoken to his son since birth. This project is deeply intimate and personal, yet carries a universal and resonating message: what lies ahead might be uncertain, but with love, courage, and imagination, we can create a better future.

Wild Hope: Vertical Meadows

As urban expansion quickly replaces natural habitats, façade engineer Alistair Law has created a radical new way to restore native ecosystems for pollinators and create natural spaces for us all within cities—by turning the walls of buildings and construction sites into meadows.

The Quest to Save Parasites

Scientists are on a mission to save parasites, not to kill them. Climate change is already doing an increasingly good job at the latter, and that could be a big problem for the world.

Toxic Art

Acidic mine drainage is a pervasive problem in Appalachia, poisoning streams and killing wildlife. The technology and funding to remove these pollutants and bring life back to streams just didn't exist until fine art painter and professor John Sabraw rallied a team to address the issue in their local stream and developed a breakthrough process to upcycle pollutants into paint pigments.

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