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The Age of Consequences (12A*) + Shorts + Q&A

Part of: Global Health Film Festival 2017

Global Health Film Festival 2017: The Age of Consequences

The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability

Distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the European refugee crisis, the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalised groups like ISIS, and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict.

Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and rising sea-levels can accelerate instability and catalysts for conflict. Left unchecked, these threats and risks continue to grow in scale and frequency; these Pentagon insiders make the compelling case that if we go on with business as usual, the consequences of climate change have grave implications in the 21st century. 

The film's unnerving assessment is by no means reason for fatalism - but instead a call to action to rethink how we use and produce energy. In any military defence strategy, time is the most precious resource.


Please note: entrance to this event is available to Global Health Film Festival passholders only.

US 2016 Jared P Scott 80 min

*Locally classified

Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

Proof of ID may be requested on entry to films, in compliance with BBFC ratings


Barbican Cinema 3