Interdependence: Joining Cinema and Art to Raise Awareness on Climate Change

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE

October 2019

Eleven internationally recognised filmmakers have collaborated to raise awareness on the effects of climate change, each producing a short film. The shorts have been compiled into one powerful and unique film, spanning the genres of docufiction, drama, comedy, SciFi and video-art. The final piece explores the urgent need to reduce our environmental impact on the planet, and to preserve its natural resources.  

EFI is proud to partner with Art for the World on this project. 

Re-appropriating the idea of ‘interdependence’ through creative expression enables us to reflect on the relationship between humankind and nature, and understand our existence within, rather than above, nature. The stories narrated by the filmmakers reflect the intertwined relations between society and the environment, and explore the many levels on which these relations are affected through climate change.

Produced in co-partnership with the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, the films were shot in eleven countries around the world. They exist as single short films in their original language and as part of a 90-minute feature film, subtitled in English, French and Italian. Participants were selected for their strong artistic qualities, as well as their commitment to addressing the issue of climate change:

FAOUZI BENSAÏDI (FRANCE/MOROCCO), ÁSA HJÖRLEIFSDÓTTIR (ICELAND), SALOME LAMAS (PORTUGAL), BETTINA OBERLI (SWITZERLAND), SHAHRBANOO SADAT (AFGHANISTAN), LEON WANG (CHINA), NILA MADHAB PANDA (INDIA).