Watchparty: A Message from the Future II
Join us for a special Adult Learners Week/UNISON Green Week lunchtime event, watching the amazing short film “A Message from the Future II” followed by a discussion where everyone is invited to share their ideas about how our union and our Welsh public services can build the future together.
Do we have a right to be hopeful? With political and ecological fires raging all around, is it irresponsible to imagine a future world radically better than our own? A world without prisons? Of beautiful, green public housing? Of buried border walls? Of healed ecosystems? A world where governments fear the people instead of the other way around?
“A Message From the Future II: The Years of Repair” is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, where the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic and global uprisings against racism drive us to build back a better society in which no one is sacrificed and everyone is essential.
The film is a sequel to the 2019 Emmy-nominated short film “A Message From the Future” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and features the art of Molly Crabapple, with the political storytelling of Naomi Klein, Avi Lewis, and Opal Tometi. The cast of narrators from around the world includes Tometi, Emma Thompson, Gael García Bernal, and the Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey.
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Watch Part 1 “A Message from the Future” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uTH0iprVQ&t=0s
- Date: 20th September 2021
- Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Region: All Wales
- Telephone: 02920729414