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How can we con­tin­ue to live with the idea that the human adven­ture may fail? In search of answers, Emmanuel Cap­pellin meets experts who are call­ing for the most humane tran­si­tion possible. 


Faced with the reality of climate change and resource depletion, director Emmanuel Cappellin realizes that a collapse of our industrial civilization is inevitable. But how can we continue to live with the idea that the human adventure may fail? In search of answers, he meets experts and scientists such as Pablo Servigne, Jean-Marc Jancovici and Susanne Moser. They all call for collective action and solidarity to prepare the most humane transition possible.

Theme(s) : , Democracy, Economy, Environnement, Politics


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Emmanuel Cappellin


After study­ing envi­ron­men­tal sci­ences and inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ment at McGill Uni­ver­si­ty, then direct­ing and audio­vi­su­al pro­duc­tion at the Berke­ley Dig­i­tal Film Insti­tute, Emmanuel Cap­pellin chose the doc­u­men­tary mode of expres­sion to explore the rela­tion­ship between humans and their plan­et.
He began work­ing with Frédéric Back, an ear­ly envi­ron­men­tal activist and Oscar-win­ning ani­ma­tor, and went on to direct sev­er­al short films, edit Jodie Mar­tin­son’s doc­u­men­tary To the Tar Sands (2007) and trav­el to Chi­na to pro­duce and direct Thoughts & Reflec­tions (2010). Also a cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er for tele­vi­sion (ARTE, France3) and reg­u­lar col­lab­o­ra­tor with Yann Arthus-Bertrand, he has con­duct­ed hun­dreds of inter­views for the films Témoins du Cli­mat (2009), Human (2015) and Woman (2020).


Director | , Emmanuel Cappellin
Year | , 2020
Country | , France
Duration | 104 minutes
Original language | , English, French
Subtitles | , French
Formats | , DCP, H264
Image | Emmanuel Cappellin
Sound | Virgile Van Ginneken
Music | Maxime Steiner
Editing | Anne-Marie Sangla
Production | Clarisse Barreau
Distribution | Pulp Films


Earth Day Film Festival
Earth's Choice Award
Hong Kong International Film Festival
AFO and CZU Film Festival
Another Way Film Festival
TVE Global Sustainability Awards - England / India. 16-20 Nov. Documentary Impact Award.
Évreux International Education Film Festival - France. Best Documentary Award.

Écrans du Doc Festival, Ciné Toboggan - Décines, France. March 23 to 28, 2021.
Sjón International Anthropological Festival - Copenhagen, Denmark. February 15 to 21, 21.
Terre et Avenir Festival - Salon-de-Provence, France. Jan 27, 2021.
EU Human Rights Film Days - Turkey. Dec 10-20, 2020.
Watch Docs Human Rights in Film - Warsaw, Poland. Dec 3-10, 2020.
Terre Vivante Festival - Décines, France. Nov 28, 2020. Postponed Covid.
Ecological Transition Festival - Metz, France. November 20, 2020. Postponed Covid.
Festival un État du Monde - Forum des images - Paris, France. Nov 17, 2020.
Raindance Film Festival - London, England. Oct 30, 2020
Imagine Science Film Festival - New York, USA. Oct 16-23, 2020.
Ashland Independent Film Festival - Ashland, USA. Oct 4-18, 2020.
Silbersalz Festival - Halle-on-Saale. Oct 18, 2020.
Le Grand Bivouac Festival - Albertville, France. Oct 17, 2020.
Corsica Doc - Ajaccio, France. Oct 16, 2020.
Festival Atmosphères - Courbevoie, France. Oct 6-11, 2020.
Alimenterre Festival - Brussels, Belgium. Oct 7, 2020.
CinemAmbiente Festival - Turin, Italy. Oct 1-4, 2020.
Neisse Film Festival - Germany, Poland, Czech Republic. Sept 25-27, 2020.
Écran Vert Festival - La Rochelle, France. Sept 23, 2020.
Les États généraux du film documentaire 2020 - Lussas, France.
DokuFest 2020 - Prizren, Kosovo.
Doc Edge Festival 2020 - Auckland, New Zealand.
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2020 - Edinburgh, Scotland. Cancelled Covid.
Ecozine Film Festival 2020 - Zaragoza, Spain. Postponed Covid.
Cinema Planeta 2020 - Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Transitions Film Festival 2020 - Melbourne, Australia.








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