Just over a week after the election of Donald J. Trump as the future president of the U.S., and his choice of Myron Ebell, a known climate-change denier, to lead the transition of the Environment Protection Agency, PBS International has announced its acquisition of a documentary about consequences, specifically those related to the health of our planet.
The U.S. sales house has picked up the distribution rights for The Age of Consequences (pictured), a film aimed at inspiring a call to action among viewers. The PF Pictures-made documentary, directed by Jared P. Scott, connects the dots between climate change and migration, conflict and resource scarcity, and is being described as a “climate change and war thriller.”
Featuring interviews with political insiders like Madeleine Albright, a number of high-ranking military personnel, the film illustrates its climate change thesis through numerous case studies, including the Arab Spring, the conflict in Syria and the subsequent European refugee crisis.
The Age of Consequences will be presented at the IDFA’s Doc for Sale forum in Amsterdam next week for distributors looking to pick up rights outside the U.S. market.
The film is on a European tour with screenings this month in Germany, Belgium, UK, Sweden and the Netherlands. It will also be screened during the Planetary Security Conference at the Hague in December, a meet that brings together some of the world’s best-known climate change and security experts.
The film had its theatrical release in Toronto on Nov. 11 and is expected to open in theaters across the U.S. on Jan. 27, 2017.
“With the coming changes as a result of the recent U.S. election, the message in The Age of Consequences is even more relevant for this global issues. It is a must watch for everyone,” said Tracy Beckett, director of acquisitions for PBS International, in a statement.
Story by Sonya Fatah