CA, 2018, 85 min, English OV
Regie: Nova Ami, Velcrow Ripper
with filmmakers Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper (via videostream)
A poem for the planet, Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our Earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another.
Metamorphosis captures the true scale of the global ecological crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life. But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation. Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world.
In Milan, architects design vertical forests, urban towers covered with trees and bushes that reduce CO2, produce oxygen, and give new life to the city. In Phoenix, swimming pools are repurposed into self-sustaining gardens that generate food for people. In LA, installing solar panels in underserved neighbourhoods provides energy to families who normally would not be able to access it. Woven through these and other stories of creativity and reinvention from artists, scientists, thinkers, and young children are creative, systemic solutions for our planet, and for our communities as well.
From the deep ecological connection that humans share with each other, a radical form of hope emerges, vibrant and alive, like a chrysalis splitting open to reveal some new thing ready to take flight.
“Staggeringly beautiful“ – Vue Weekly
“Breathtaking” – Toronto Star
„Striking… eye-opening… mesmerizing“ – DocLands
“Sublime” – Hot Docs
“Poetic, reasoned…inspiring” – The Globe and Mail
„Must see“ – Le Devoir