Directed by Jared P. Scott | Germany-Spain-Jordan-USA | 2016 | 80 mins
CO-PRESENTED BY: Carnegie Nexus
PROMOTIONAL PARTNER: Sustainability Pioneers
ABOUT THE FILM
"THE ELECTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE DENIER DONALD TRUMP UNDERSCORES THE URGENCY OF THIS DOC"
- Toronto Star
‘The Hurt Locker’ meets ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, 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 radicalized groups like ISIS, and the European refugee crisis – and lay bare how climate change stressors interact with societal tensions, sparking conflict. 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.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Jared P. Scott is an award-winning filmmaker and founding partner at PF Pictures. He recently wrote, directed and produced the NY Times Critics' Pick Requiem for an American Dream. He also wrote, directed, and produced Disruption, Do the Math, and The Artificial Leaf. He also directed and produced the critically-acclaimed shorts Money is Material and Impossible. The CMU IFF hosted Scott in its 2016 season “Faces of Conflict” for his film Requiem for an American Dream.