A team of top British actors – Charles Dance, Miranda Richardson, Jason Isaacs and David Gyasi. A poem by the highly awarded writer, Anthony Anaxagorou. The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS choir.
Threaded together with a montage of magnificent visuals by Ridley Scott Associates.
Earth has been given the tribute she deserves (and currently needs) by The Climate Coalition, an alliance of more than 100 UK charities and organisations with an interest in combatting climate change, that includes WWF-UK, Oxfam, Christian Aid, CAFOD, National Trust, RSPB, The Womens Institute., 350.org, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace UK.
While the three and a half minute content begins despairingly, its ultimate message is one of hope. And that message is underscored by a choral rendition of Magnificent (She Says) by British band, Elbow.
Director, Stuart Rideout, commented, “We are entering difficult times in terms of how the world views and reacts to climate change. Engagement with the subject is more important now than ever.”
The film is being screened in Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK from Friday February 10 until Friday February 17, and is also hosted on YouTube.
It will form the centrepiece of the The Climate Coalition’s Show The Love campaign, behind which is the following message:
We know: We all know about climate change. We’ve heard arguments, listened to warnings, and seen lots of doubt too. And we know it can feel overwhelming. Too much information, too complicated, too many problems to overcome.
Hope: But we still have hope. There are things we care about deeply that are at risk – and we’ll fight to protect them. Our love for these things is stronger. Stronger than fear. Stronger than apathy. Strong enough to make action happen.
Show what you love: Unless politicians know this is something we all care about, they won’t have the mandate to act. So let’s show our politicians that so many of us do care, that this issue is really important to us.
We want a world with 100% clean energy within a generation.