Climate Crimes

    • Adrian Lahoud, Michaela French
    • United Kingdom
    • 2018
    • 12 min
    • Immersive
    • Dutch Premiere
    • DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Spotlight, DocLab Program

    Climate change, political crises, food shortages: humanity is facing many challenges. Although scientists often deal with the problems in isolated studies, many are interlinked. Global warming acts as a catalyst for social conflict and uncertainty on a local level, which in turn also has a global impact.

    This complexity becomes evident in Climate Crimes. In this “dome documentary,” form plays an important role: we are surrounded by a story about our environment. The dome-shaped screen reminds us of the atmosphere, the earth and its cyclical problems. We’re engulfed by a long history of scientific models and calculations. Measurements of air polluted by industry lead to warnings about rising sea levels, global warming and desertification. These processes overlap with population explosions, migration and conflict.

    A staggering change is taking place on our planet, the extent of which is barely perceptible or comprehensible. By showing the scientific models and visualizations on a single giant screen, this project achieves an overwhelming effect. It doesn’t make the problems appear any more manageable, but it certainly makes the urgency clear.

    Credits

    • 12 min
    • Spoken languages: English
    Director
    Adrian Lahoud, Michaela French
    Production
    Michaela French
    Animation
    Michaela French, Max Crow
    Editing
    Michaela French
    Designer
    Michaela French

    IDFA history

    2019
    Dutch Premiere
    DocLab Domesticating Reality
    IDFA DocLab Spotlight
    DocLab Program

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