Amid the backdrop of increasingly likely doom day scenarios relating to our inaction to react over the climate change there hasn’t been the huge changes in public opinion and global direction required. The response has been muted and instead the more immediate concerns of the financial crisis and energy security have taken centre stage.
Why is this? Is it due to the futility of it all? Is it because no one really cares? This film explores, in the fragile environment of the Canadian Arctic and with the thoughts of today's young adults, what our responsibilities are as citizens of the world, about why we should care about the impact we are having on the climate and what requires to be done to change our ways. Its intention is to re-energise the debate that we should all be having with ourselves about this existential topic and to leave the viewer in a reflective mood about each of our responsibilities.
Although the project was filmed in 2010, following an expedition to cross the Akshayuk Pass in 'the land that never melts', I did not have the means of editing this footage until March 2014. Whilst editing this film, however, I was even more captivated by its contents than I was whilst filming. The film left me pondering about our legacy, about if we have truly lived up to our responsibilities over the last four years or have our fears been realised. What will we think about our actions four years from now?