Paris 2015. The last opportunity to prevent the disaster?

Screening - Talk

24 Nov 2015, 6:15 - 8pm

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24 Nov 2015
6:15 - 8pm


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Paris,  75014
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When reality and fiction tackle climate change, how different are the scenarios conveyed by each one? A fiction short film and a non-fiction documentary will help us find an answer, to be discussed on a panel with the creators and an IRIS-climate change researcher.

Climate change and global warming are often used to depict apocalyptic scenarios among alarmists and partisans of fear-mongering. It is pure fiction rather than a fact.

Nonetheless, repeated clarion calls to curb rising global temperatures might lead to believe in a future where men will have lost its sovereignty on Earth. It is just a hypothesis which brings reality closer to fiction.

At the present time, nobody denies that COP21 represents the last opportunity to make global warming reversible. It is the last chance to avoid alarmism becoming a fact, to prevent fiction from melting into reality.

In order to map out the state of urgency, the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to France and Switzerland proposes to undertake a reflection with a cinematographic confrontation: Jesús A. Prieto’s fiction short-film «The Three Last Refuges» vs. Jordi Vilardell’s non-fiction documentary «2015: In Climate Transition». Our purpose is to create a momentum to respond to climate emergency and to consider how fiction and non-fiction handle the same issue.

This two-in-one screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of both directors, together with Bastien Alex, a researcher at IRIS-Institute of Strategic and International Relations who is going to elaborate on the climate change effects on geopolitics.

This activity is part of the «Catalan Agenda to COP21», an initiative of the Catalan Government officially labelled «COP21».


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