Don't Look Up: Parliamentarians in conversation with Oscar-winning director Adam McKay
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Climate Change hosted an event with Adam McKay, Oscar-winning Director of the record breaking film Don't Look Up starring some of Hollywood’s greatest stars, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Mark Rylance.
An allegory for climate change, Don't Look Up tells the story of two low-level astronomers who must go on a giant media tour to warn humankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.
Parliamentarians in conversation with Adam McKay:
- Caroline Lucas MP, Chair of the Climate Change APPG,
- Ed Miliband MP, former Labour Party Leader and Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and
- Anthony Browne MP, Chair of the Environment APPG.
Throughout the event we were shown clips from the Netflix film Don't Look Up and the parliamentarians were able to ask questions about the making of the film and Adam McKay's vision.
Oscar-winning director @GhostPanther speaks on the making of #DontLookUp: “We were lucky to have the distribution medium of @netflix, which can reach 550 million people. And we realised that the funnier it was, the more people would listen.” pic.twitter.com/eoCX6ZZdfA— All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (@APPCCG) February 21, 2022
The parliamentarians, alongside Adam McKay, went onto discuss how this film has changed people's perceptions and mobilised people's understanding for what needs to be done to save our planet.
.@CarolineLucas “Action has to be taken very fast. 2030 will be the key moment, and we have less than ten years left.— All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (@APPCCG) February 21, 2022
We don’t want to make people feel that there is nothing to be done, and that it’s all hopeless. But we do have to tell the truth.” #DontLookUp pic.twitter.com/kX9viHN1XR
Each panel member agreed that we have the solutions to make this right but we need action now.
.@CarolineLucas reflects on the ending of #DontLookUp saying “We have choices, and we can make the right choices still: right for ourselves, right by our kids, right for the planet.” pic.twitter.com/0hSeIwz7WG— All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (@APPCCG) February 21, 2022
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