Discussion: Futures at Risk – Politics and Aesthetics in Documentary Film
Giorgio Ferrero and Alexander Hick
Weltmuseum Wien | Sunday 26.05. 16:00 Uhr
Transnational corporations, hyper consumption and the impact of the constant race for progress and economic growth have a massive effect on our climate. Warnings from climate researchers have been reaching us for years. In different aesthetic and narrative approaches, Ferrero and Hick deal with the globalized economy and its consequences.
In Beautiful Things Giorgio Ferrero questions the western consumer society and turbo-capitalism in a playful way and sets an imposing memorial for the future of climate policy with his film. In Thinking like a Mountain Alexander Hick shows in a poetic interplay, the influence of international industries and climate change on the habitat of the the Arhuacos in Colombia and engages in their fight for the preservation of their cultural identity. Together with Giorgio Ferrero and Alexander Hick we discuss questions of possibilities for action and political engagement in documentary filmmaking.
Discussion is held in English.
In collaboration with Weltmuseum Wien and dok.at