Engaging the younger generation around climate change: outstanding movie by 18-year old
I've just watched a climate change movie by the 18-year old Ross Harrison, (http://www.beyondthebrink.org/watch/ - 40 mins) and I'm in awe at the intelligence and effort that went into the movie (and the lack of ego). I think he's done an amazing job with this, and it's taught me one valuable lesson. Amid what sometimes feels like an overwhelming number of requests for info, I will personally make more of an effort to accommodate enquiries and interest from the younger range of people. If "Beyond the Brink" is anything to go by, their voices can be more significant than perhaps I've given them credit for.
From the website:
Beyond the Brink is a young filmmaker’s take on the climate change debate. 18-year-old Ross Harrison spent a year chasing up experts, studying the news and filming to create a short documentary that answers the ever-pressing questions, are we really causing climate change, and who cares?
The result is a 40 minute film the knowns and the unknowns of the science, about the risks, and about being hopeful for the future too. Interviews with Sir David Attenborough, Mark Lynas, David Shukman, Prof Dieter Helm, the UK Youth Climate Coalition, and Ross’ grandparents among others, offer fresh perspectives on a subject that saturates the media, divides the public, and yet is still meaningless to many.
At a time when the hype is blowing over and people feel put off by scandals, Beyond the Brink seeks to lay out how things really stand now. Beyond the Brink is a not-for-profit production available for free for anyone to watch and use. Please let us know if you intend to screen it.
Be really interesting to see how it goes down in a school setting...