The ‘C word’ is Climate & Carbon & Change
It has been labelled Contentious, Conspiracy & Crisis
THE C WORD looks at the last half century of climate science and plays it against the corresponding timeline of contradictory business messaging, political showboating and media contortion to reveal, simply and clearly, how evidence of a warming planet was translated into something speculative at best and, at worst, the raving of doomsday prophets.
Using archive spanning several decades, from print, television and social media – we isolate the reality of political leaders who eschewed climate science to promote economic gain. THE C WORD travels with a pendulum swing to the present day, as global populations speak more loudly than spin and action speaks loudest of all.
By relying exclusively on archive, we don’t allow talking heads the luxury of hindsight. Instead, we take our audience to the most important deceptions in the history of humanity: into the boardrooms, forums, leer jets and strategy meetings where business leaders sold their interests as ‘good for all’ and won the day.
Across the decades, we’ll watch characters age, see them stumble and double down. They’re people we know – the world’s political leaders, scientists, environmentalists and even the odd celebrity – Reagan to Sagan, Greta to George Bush, Di Caprio to Trump, Thatcher to Attenborough, and many Australian players.
Hope and respect are also important elements in our vision for this film. People are now doing extraordinary things to turn around the time we have squandered, and the audience will be inspired to rise with them at the conclusion of the film.
DURATION: 75 MINUTES
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