Van wie is de toekomst?
Cinema Ecologica: Van wie is de toekomst?
Eco-science fiction films are about the relationship between humans and nature. How has that narrative evolved over the past 50 years? And is it a single narrative or are there many? We will immerse ourselves in the cinematic history of humanity’s future on earth and whether there is still room for hope or are we doomed to imagine the end of the world?
Sociologist Ruben Jacobs discusses his new book De eeuw van Felix in which he ponders what it will be like for his son Felix to grow up in an era defined by attempting to keep the planet inhabitable, both for him and the generations that follow. He wonders how do you maintain hope, perhaps even against all odds? He will focus, among other things, on the desolate, abandoned former industrial city of Detroit where the population has collectively embraced urban farming.
Ruben Jacobs will interview media scientist Dan Hassler-Forest about eco-science fiction films such as Jurassic Park, Avatar and Annihilation in which gardening humans have lost control.
He will also speak in depth to artist Müge Yilmaz whose work has been selected for the Venice Biennale 2022. She will reveal how her work was inspired by that of land-art maker Agnes Denes.
Much in life is uncertain, but one thing is sure: climate change. Cinema Ecologica focuses on how film directors depict the relationship between humanity and the earth: from nail-biting disaster films to artistic meditations, from romantic nature experiences to astounding science fiction.
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