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Beyond Apocalypse Online Panel


Join us at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival + the NRDC IMPACT LOUNGE on February 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. PST // 12 p.m. MST for a unique panel of Hollywood storytellers and climate leaders discussing the range of possible climate futures and how entertainment can help us see, feel, and build the future we want.
This free virtual event aims to offer a different perspective on entertainment futurism besides disaster and apocalypse.

Dystopian horror may be what awaits us if we fail to respond to the climate crisis, but it’s not the only possibility, and a cultural zeitgeist of doom may be inhibiting climate progress. How can we call for a rapid transition to a thriving, equitable future unless we know what that looks like and understand how we might get there? Entertainment stories seen by many can help us not only avoid the worst but embrace and collectively work toward the best of all future worlds.

Registration is required for this free virtual event. Reserve your Eventbrite ticket today.

Rosario Dawson – Artist, designer, and activist – has starred in projects like The Mandalorian, Top Five, Unstoppable, Rent, and the Sin City franchise

Christiana Figueres – Founding partner, Global Optimism; former executive secretary, UNFCCC; co-author, The Future We Choose

Dorothy Fortenberry – Writer/co–executive producer, The Handmaid’s Tale; writer/executive producer Extrapolations

Sarah Treem – Creator/Showrunner, The Affair

Moderated by:
Baratunde Thurston – Writer, activist, comedian, and host of How to Citizen with Baratunde

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