Thu, 01 Dec|
Film Night: Living in the Time of Dying (2020) 54 mins
An unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst of climate catastrophe and finding purpose and meaning within it. Filmmaker Michael Shaw, travels the world looking for answers, showing how deep the predicament is along with the systems and ways of thinking that brought us here.
Time & Location
01 Dec 2022, 19:30 – 22:30
The Hive, Cycle Hub, Wood St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1UJ, UK
About the event
This film is the first in a two part series - which complement each other - asking us to look more
clearly into the future, so that we can be better prepared for the threats that face us, and
perhaps even turn them into an opportunity to build a different kind of society. Whilst the
second is more atmospheric and impressionistic, this one tells the story of one person's journey
into greater understanding and acceptance through a series of conversations.
Living in The Time of Dying is an unflinching look at what it means to be living in the midst of
climate catastrophe and finding purpose and meaning within it. Recognising the magnitude of
the climate crisis we are facing, independent filmmaker Michael Shaw, sells his house to travel
around the world looking for answers. Pretty soon we begin to see how deep the predicament
goes along with the systems and ways of thinking that brought us here.
Featured in this documentary are Professor of Sustainability and founder of the Deep
Adaptation movement Jem Bendell, award winning journalist and author of "The End of Ice",
Dahr Jamail, Dharma teacher and author of Facing Extinction Catherine Ingram and Stan
Rushworth, a Native American Elder, teacher and author who brings an especially enlightening
viewpoint to these questions.
While it becomes clear that catastrophic climate change is now inevitable it also opens up a
whole new set of questions: How exactly did we arrive at this point? What new choices can we
make now regarding how to live our lives and what actions make sense at this time.
The people interviewed in the documentary, all highly regarded and well-known spokespeople
on the issue, argue it's too late to stop what is coming but in no way is it too late to regain a
renewed, life-giving relationship with ourselves and our world..