A Poem for the Planet

A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper’s film Metamorphosis bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another.

Metamorphosis captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life. But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation. Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world.

Director(s): Nova Ami, Velcrow Ripper
Script: Nova Ami, Velcrow Ripper
Production: National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Nova Ami, Velcrow Ripper, Lauren Grant, David Christensen, Bonnie Thompson
Music: James Mark Stewart
Year: 2018
Duration: 85 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Italy, United States
Screening rights: Clique Pictures () | Transparent Film ()

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Main topic(s): Climate Human Potential
Secondary topics: climate art
Mentions: wildfires change adaption resilience Venice sea level rise corals grief cyclone Pam mass extinction anthropocene California swimming pools aquaponic garden pools drought carbon drawdown almonds earth ship bosco vertical Milan Grid Alternatives monarch butterflies crisis feature documentary mutating survivors metamorphosis ecological earth artist humanity scientists climate-change catastrophe

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