August 6, 2014

Documenting political ecologies through film, part I

by Gustavo Garcia Lopez and Salvatore Paolo de Rosa The four-day Tales from Planet Earth film festival in Stockholm, Sweden, held from 9-12 April, 2014 kicked off with Rob Nixon, Rachel Carson Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and author of the book Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, with a lecture on “Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene”. Nixon’s analysis connected two processes often investigated separately: on one hand, “the great acceleration” – the rapid increase in economic activity, population growth […]