Green Sun and Red Alert: When Hollywood Sounded the Alarm (Youth Selection)
4 June @ 10:30 - 11:45 |
Documentary by Jean-Christophe Klotz
In 1973, Richard Fleischer’s “Green Sun” described a suffocating and apocalyptic world set in… 2022. Half a century later, what have we retained from the warning cry launched by this film that has become a cult?
An America plunged into a permanent heat wave, where nature has disappeared. Mostly homeless, its inhabitants only receive strange plankton-based cookies for food, distributed by a tentacular company… In 1973, “Green Sun” by Richard Fleischer, starring Charlton Heston, was the first science-fiction film to evoke not an exogenous threat (attack by Martians, nuclear war…), but a climatic and environmental catastrophe for which man is solely responsible.
A true ecological plea, the film also marked the beginnings of environmental awareness on the big screen and has since been emulated by many in Hollywood.
But in the last fifty years, what lessons have we learned?
Duration : 73 min
Production: Jean-Christophe Klotz