The Age of Consequences

Premiere
NATIONAL
Country
USA/Germany/Spain/Jordan
Year
2016
Runtime
80 min.
Director

Synopsis

The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through unflinching case-study analysis, distinguished admirals, generals and military veterans take us beyond the headlines of the conflict in Syria, the social unrest of the Arab Spring, the rise of radicalised groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – 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, drought, extreme weather, and sea-level rise function as ‘accelerants of instability’ and ‘catalysts for conflict’ in volatile regions of the world.

Awards

  • CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival 2017 – nominated Feature Film Competition
  • CPH:DOX 2017 – nominated Best Film
  • Cleveland International Film Festival 2017 – nominated Best Film
  • Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2016 – nominated

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