Fessenden cited as an artist engaged in the Global Warming discussion (yes, ahem, since back in 1990 with LOW IMPACT FILMMAKING and later in 2005 with THE LAST WINTER). Also cited, GEP pal Heather Woodbury (HOLLOW VENUS) whose ferocious epic multi-character performance piece / podcast AS THE GLOBE WARMS is not to be missed.
Bad enough that the climate is changing and humans are causing it; worse, most of us don’t even want to talk about it.
“Where are the books? The poems? The plays? The goddamn operas?” asked author and climate activist Bill McKibben a decade ago on Grist, comparing the climate crisis to the AIDS epidemic, which, McKibben noted, produced “a staggering outpouring of art that, in turn, has had real political effect.”
To be fair, that has started to change: Authors such as Paolo Bacigalupi (The Water Knife) and filmmaker Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter) have begun to address environmental catastrophe in their works.
There are even occasional podcasts by story performer Heather Woodbury that will conclude during the festival’s two weeks.