At the Edinburgh International Film Festival last year I watched the inspiring Cape Farewell film Burning Ice, which I reviewed here. At the recent Edinburgh Enlightenment Exchange, Subathra Subramanium talked more about Cape Farewell and I thought I'd do a summary here.
Cape Farewell offers a vital cultural response to climate change by organising voyages to the arctic for artists, scientists and young people to work and learn together. The scientists carry out real science researching the effects of climate change, the artists make pieces of work responding to the landscape, the science and their experiences which they then share with audiences across the world, the young people take part in the science, create their own works of art and when they return home they communicate their experiences to their schools and to other local schools. This is an inspiring and engaging way of getting the message about climate change out to a wide audience.
Subathra also is the artistic director of dance company Sadhana. Their latest project Elixir, an evening of dance, visual art and conversation, explores the vital issue of clean water. This is on tour in the UK until the end of May.
Disclaimer: I was given a press ticket for the Edinburgh Enlightenment Exchange
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