CLIMATE EMERGENCY INTERACTIVE

Martin Percy

CLIMATE EMERGENCY INTERACTIVE

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‘Climate Emergency Interactive is an interactive watch party about the climate emergency – and what we can do about it, politically and creatively.’

Martin Percy, Interactive Director, UNIT9

The background

CLIMATE EMERGENCY INTERACTIVE is a virtual watch party – where people from around the world gather online to experience a film together. It’s about the climate and ecological emergency. And how it relates to social justice, colonialism, sexism, intersectionality, politics, and creativity. It’s a collaboration between UNIT9 and the University of the Arts London (UAL). It was written by UAL students and staff. And it aims to help students at UAL and people around the world find ways to build a more sustainable future. But it’s free to anyone who finds it useful. The film rethinks the traditional passive film-going experience. It creates an interactive, participatory experience – where you affect the film you watch.  It turns viewers into doers. Please watch the trailer below:

Please join a live watch party

Please come to our next live session, times listed below. Duration: about two hours. Just click on the link to book.

Sun 25 Apr @1pm UK/ 9am NY/ 3pm Moscow/ 5:30pm Delhi/ 8pm Shanghai – https://tinyurl.com/climate-april-25th

Sat 1 May @8pm UK / 3pm NY / 12pm LA – https://tinyurl.com/climate-may-1st

Sun 2 May @1pm UK/ 9am NY/ 3pm Moscow/ 5:30pm Delhi/ 8pm Shanghai – https://tinyurl.com/climate-may-2nd

Thu 6 May @8pm UK / 3pm NY / 12pm LA – https://tinyurl.com/climate-may-6th

Can’t make it? See the one-hour ‘concert movie’ of the watch party in action below:

 

 

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The execution

It’s a virtual watch party – where people from around the world gather online to watch a film together. But it rethinks the traditional passive film-going experience. It creates an interactive, participatory experience – where you affect the film you watch.  It turns viewers into doers

The film is in four sections – with questions and choices that participants answer together by calling out. And the answers change what is seen on the screen. After each section, there’s a facilitated discussion and debate on the themes it raises. It aims to get you thinking, debating, creating and organising.

Climate Emergency Interactive is a collaboration between two creative powerhouses: University of the Arts London (UAL) and UNIT9. Connecting them is UNIT9 director Martin Percy – who is also an Associate Lecturer at UAL’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

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The results & The audience feedback

Climate Emergency Interactive was created and is viewed entirely under lockdown conditions. It has run in dozens of sessions with up to 125 people in each session. 65% of UAL students are from outside the UK – and many were unable to travel in 2020. Climate Emergency Interactive is an accessible and inclusive experience that has brought together students and others from China, India, Africa, the EU, the US, and all across the UK. It continues to run regularly. And we hope that YOU will find time to join our next live session.

 

  • “It’s brilliant! Because it makes you more active as the audience not passive.”

 

  • “Interactive and empowering!”

 

  • “What I loved the most is that it connects the climate emergency to other important social issues of this century which I personally would have never thought would be related.”

 

  • “The interactivity is great, as are the pauses for conversation.”

 

  • “Empowering and inspiring and made by creatives for creatives.”

 

  • “I loved the way it encouraged a facilitated conversation and breakout moments”

 

  • “Love the interactions — it’s really engaging!”

 

  • “I like the fact that it is an interactive film, and the pauses between each parts were wonderful to have discussions and reflect on what we saw, thereby making a lasting impact rather than just some other documentary that one sees and forgets.”

 

76% of participants liked or loved the discussions

83% liked or loved the interactive questions and choices

97% said it made them feel part of a community

 

Climate Emergency Interactive is from the University of the Arts London. It is for educational, non-commercial use only.

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Credits

  • Release Date

    2021-02-08