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Welcome to our new film, music, and video section; these stories and songs are strongly influenced by the natural world. The video portions below are a work in progress. Please let us know about any videos in the Author Talks, Educational Talks, or Spoken Word that you would like to see.

Films: Our ongoing (from 2014) listing of films.

Music: Our own playlist, started in February 2015, with nearly 200 songs. For the entire listing in text form, please visit this page.

Author Talks: N.K. Jemisin, Cherie Dimaline, Jeff VanderMeer & Lorna Crozier, James Bradley

Educational Talks: Ben Parsons, Keisha Howard, Festival Ecofiction

Spoken Word: Protectors of the Wood, Ivan Jetrho Mella

Music and Sound

Please see our playlist of environmental and nature music, which began in February 2015.

Author Talks

PBS: The Fifth Season author N. K. Jemisin answers questions.


The Marrow Thieves is an award-winning dystopian novel in which a group of Indigenous survivors of a global disaster head to Northern Ontario in hopes of safety and a new start. They’re also trying to reclaim their own culture and way of life. Author Cherie Dimaline won a Governor General’s Literary Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for the book, and she talks to Nam Kiwanuka about the book and its message.


Star Talks: Eco-fiction with Jeff VanderMeer and Lorna Crozier. A wonderful chat about their work and place writing.


 

Booktopia: James Bradley talks about Clade.


Educational Talks

 

What does science fiction have to do with global problems facing the earth like climate change have to do with each other? A lot. Ben Parsons explains the powerful connection between science fiction and solutions to major global problems like climate change. Ben is an educator, futurist, and science fiction enthusiast. He has taught a generation of students in countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines, and currently teaches students at Sinarmas World Academy, Indonesia. A digital learning transformation leader who is passionate about educational technology, This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx.


Ted Talk: Imagining a Solarpunk Future, by Keisha Howard. Recently the idea of Solarpunk has been gaining steam (though still a relatively unknown concept). Solarpunk is similar to cyberpunk with a focus on technology, however, Solarpunk offers a version of the future where communities are powered by renewable energy and most people live in a free and egalitarian world.


Festival Ecofiction (French): Court extrait des courts-métrages présentés lors du Festival Pédagogique Ecofiction.

Spoken Word

The Protectors of the Wood Eco-Fiction Adventure Series is an illustrated story of a group of teenagers who save the world from climate change. . Click here for more episodes.


 

A Spoken word performance by Ivan Jetrho Mella of KM64 entitled “Time traveller’s poem: KALIKASAN”. This poem is set on the future: September 5, 2056, which narrates what happened because people abused nature.

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