"Even face to face with a bleak future, The Hottest August is steeped in delight, the kind that reminds us that there's beauty in the world, and a future that's worth fighting for." - Slate
How do we respond to the age of climate anxiety, confronted by an endless stream of dire statistics, terrifying images and a ticking clock?
Billed as the 'Humans of New York' approach to climate change documentary-making, THE HOTTEST AUGUST asks, 'what were you doing while the planet was burning?', capturing fascinating perspectives from a broad range of everyday New Yorkers - from the optimists, to the deniers, to the futurists.
Filmed each day for a month, we witness job insecurity, racialised violence, gentrification and fears of technology - all interspersed with, and impacting how we deal with, the changing world around us.
Presented as a poetic artefact, THE HOTTEST AUGUST offers a refreshingly lucid look at the backdrop to our ecological crisis - a film about our future from the perspective of the present.
This film screens as part of the 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA (EFFA) and includes a post-screening panel discussion. Find out more about the panel on the EFFA website.
- Commences Saturday, 26 Oct 2019
- Rating E
- Genre To Be Advised
- Running Time 94