This is the ultimate biography of Carbon, the most talked about but least understood element on earth. Carbon in nature, industry, culture, war and love. Carbon’s life story is an epic journey from the death of a star to the birth of the modern world, towards an understanding of today’s most vital issues: energy, climate and survival. Told through intimate testimonials from those who know Carbon deeply, we also hear Carbon’s life story in her own words. As if unearthed from an ancient archive, Carbon finally has a voice. This story of life’s core element promises to transform how we think of Carbon, from maligned destroyer towards a powerful enabler. Carbon is not the enemy. Carbon is life.
We are seeking support to enable us to deliver an education, impact and outreach campaign for documentary film Carbon, screening nationally in 2022 (in cinemas and broadcast on ABC Television).
We aim to build partnerships with organisations such as charities, not-for-profits, education, and research institutions working in the climate, environment, STEM, and education spaces.
We plan to share our media materials with confirmed partners to be used as a resource to enhance or bolster their advocacy and messaging around climate change, science, environmentalism, and natural environments. These partners would support the project through expertise, access to networks to expand audience reach, special partner and education screenings, and by using the film and its resources in their work and education delivery.
Carbon has clear curriculum relevance that will attract teachers from secondary schools. In collaboration with Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) we seek to develop online learning assets for both teachers and students, to enhance the impact of the film’s messaging on climate change, environmentalism, natural history, and sciences.
A sample scene is available on request from the production company.