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Post-Coal Cinema

From coal-fired power plants to the consumers, films and animations to be screened at the Post-Coal Cinema take up problems of biodiversity loss, disappearing urban forests and exploited rivers and streams and meet people at the forefront of fossil fuel-induced crisis. These projects are produced by the Korea Federation of Environmental Movement in collaboration with filmmakers and animation studios.


The climate crisis has already begun. The whole world is moaning about the climate crisis's unusual weather. But the transition to prevent it is only slow. Where are we fighting? Everyone speaks of a crisis, but there is no real front. The [Disclosure Project] focuses on the front called the "energy system" among the various sites of the climate crisis. The electricity and energy we use cannot be made from outlets attached to the wall.

Energy is familiar and close, but energy systems are complex and unfamiliar. Few people have actually seen coal-fired power plants that produce the electricity we use. And fewer people have ever heard of people living near power plants. Globally, coal power plants are being expelled, and Korea is also vowing to join the de-coal flow. Is the conventional method, which has been produced in a violent way and delivered to cities, really facing a "transition" in the wake of the climate crisis?

The scene of the transition is noisy on the one hand and terrifying on the other. What stories are there beyond the wires that transmit energy that flows inward into our lives? In the age of the climate crisis, why did the energy system become the most important front? Six writers reveal this narrative in their own ways. Residents, workers, activists, and all of us become objects of video at the scene of crisis.

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