The Guardian is plugging a new climate hysteria film made by Liberatum “a British cultural diplomacy organisation,” starring:
Artist Marina Abramovic, Oscar nominated Actor Mark Ruffalo, the legendary Cher, globally loved broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough, linguist and legendary philosopher Noam Chomsky, top diplomat and former head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres, environmentalist Bill McKibben, economist Jeffrey Sachs, scientist James Anderson (Harvard), novelist Ian McEwan, photographer Michel Comte, entrepreneur and conservationist Susan Rockefeller, atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel (MIT), fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and Elizabeth Yeampierre, Attorney & Environmental Justice Leader of African and Indigenous ancestry.
The trailer shows legendary Cher (age 70), legendary philosopher Noam Chomsky (88), Ian McEwan (68), David Attenborough (90) and Mark Ruffalo, plus a cast of nine billion extras faffing about in the background looking miserable.
Here’s the script of the trailer so you don’t have to watch it.
Donald Trump: I’m not a big believer in man-made climate change.
Cher: I can’t understand why there are a group of people who just discount it completely. I just think: “Where’s your brain, you know, how can our brains be so different, how can you not notice all the things that are changing and just go : “No, there’s no, there’s nothing happening, everything is the same, there’s no climate change, there’s no nothing, and we don’t care about those things”? I think a group of people are doing more and another group of people are in denial, and I’m not sure there is hope. I think it would plunge us into some sort of American dark ages and, and I believe the country will never be the same again. And I know that seems radical and dramatic, but it’s what I believe.
Noam Chomsky: There are two threats that dominate everything else; annihilation through nuclear war and the other wasn’t recognised until really the nineteen seventies – the effect of the human use of fossil fuels and other actions including industrial meat production and others is leading to a rapid increase in carbon dioxide in the environment which is changing, which is warming the environment at a rate not seen in the historical record.
Ian McEwan: The Paris agreements really did achieve something substantial, and the bilateral arrangements now between China and the US and the, er, agreements that were shored up in early September between Obama and President Xi Jinping, er, these are the two most, you know, powerful polluting countries in the world. If they make a bilateral agreement it is really significant, and again, I know people are weary of politicians and they’re weary of what governments do, and there is a demotic kind of crowd-pleasing instinct among some politicians just to deny the whole thing, experts are to be hated, er, and in fact we’re seeing simply because life in China in the cities is getting impossible, er, a massive move against coal-burning there. Self interest, (chuckles) as I said before, self interest and actually interest in profit is going to drive this as much as idealism.
David Attenborough: In the short time that I’ve been making television programmes the population of the world has tripled. Three times as many people on earth as there were sixty years ago. And they all need places to live, food to eat, schools for children, erm, we all need that, erm, and all those things need space, and where does it come from? It comes from the natural world. We know that the seas are warming up and acidifying, and there’s less and less space to grow food, er, and there are more and more people. So all those things mean that the world in which I grew up will be transformed.
Mark Ruffalo: The only people who are willing to act are the people on the front line who are directly in harm’s way, right? That’s what got me into this, living in what would soon be a drilling field where they’re going to poison the water of my community. That’s what activated me. Yes, I believed in these things, yes I was sympathetic to them, and yes I, I, I don’t want to see, you know, people of colour being just inindated [sic] by water, by water and floods or drought or whatever misery that’s coming down the line towards us, right? But at the end of the day, unless there’s action it doesn’t mean a goddam thing, and so I’m sick of my own voice in it. And so when I look around and I see what things are happening, what things are really happening, are in the places where people’s lives are on the line, and those are the people who are going to begin this revolution that has to take place. It’s literally a revolution, it’s a political, economic, historical, er, cultural revolution that we’re talking about.
The film is made by Liberatum
“Liberatum stands apart for its hip quotient and boundary-crossing ambition.” – The New York Times
“The G-20 of culture” – Vogue
“Manages to persuade the great and the good of the arts to turn up and perform.” – Wallpaper.
“Legendary” – The Guardian
Liberatum connects the world’s finest minds, leading cultural figures, visionaries, pioneers and acclaimed creative leaders of our time through inspiring, global multidisciplinary festivals, important summits, original programming, innovative content, new creative collaborations and illuminating artistic celebrations. Liberatum creates and presents compelling and original cultural programmes and content, and fascinating creative collaborations with leading cultural minds worldwide. Liberatum collaborates with world renowned brands for its global programming, special events, original content creation and multidisciplinary festivals.
The film is directed by Liberatum founder Pablo Ganguli (age 33) and artist Tomas Auksas, who also helped write the Guardian article. Ganguli has a Wikipaedia article. Auksas has a tumblr site with pictures of kittens and an instagram site with pictures not of kittens. I was going to finish with the detailed account of their private life at Wikipaedia, but a Cliscep colleague suggested I could be accused of homophobia, and suggested that I “focus on the puke-inducing self-puffery and narcissism of the two of them” instead. Done.
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