Une fois que tu sais – with Q&A
Special screening with climate activist and director Emmanuel Cappellin attending
Connected to the natural world at an early age, Director Emmanuel Cappellin’s worldview is shaken while traveling aboard a giant container ship to Asia, leaving him obsessed with how to best respond personally and collectively to the planet’s existential crisis. Trapped at sea with 18,000 containers, his mind spins as he calculates the millions of goods and billions of economic transactions that will take place across the planet just from this one vessel, a cornerstone of the global growth machine responsible for altering the world’s climate. Panic attacks take hold of him, and visions of apocalypse flash before his eyes.
This visceral experience becomes a turning point in Cappellin’s life as he ponders how climate and energy scientists manage to face similar visions on a daily basis. His quest takes him around the world to meet five of the world’s leading climate scientists and energy experts who have coined a new field of study: “collapsology”. They share with him the truth, chaos, and hope in their work and allow him to challenge everything he took for granted — from growth-based democracies to personal freedoms.
This is a special screening, in association with Alliance Française. Director Emmanuel Cappellin is present for an aftertalk.