MEET THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD ELEMENT ON EARTH
From acclaimed filmmakers, Genepool Productions and Handful of Films and featuring Golden Globe winner Sarah Snook (Succession).
"Discover how the carbon inside you makes you part of the great unfolding story of the universe - a nuclear story, a chemical story, a biological story - and gives you kinship across the cosmos!" - Neil deGrasse Tyson
"At its heart, this is a film about our urgent need to address a rapidly changing climate. As Carbon herself says, if we are to survive her, we must understand her"
Daniella Ortega, Writer and Co-Director
Daniella Ortega is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and screen professional dedicated to excellence in storytelling and communicating complex concepts in innovative ways.
“People are saying we have a carbon problem… what is your carbon footprint? What is your carbon tax? And I’m thinking… Don’t blame Carbon! It’s not carbon’s fault!"
"Nothing is more urgent to the survival of human civilization as we know it, than understanding carbon and where she likes to hide."
ABOUT THE FILM
With Carbon in the news every day, you might think you know everything about her. But you’d be wrong. This spectacular and surprisingly unorthodox documentary reveals the paradoxical story of the element that builds all life, and yet may end it all. Narrated in first person by Sarah Snook (Succession), Carbon tells of her birth in the violent core of an exploding star and of turbulent sagas through the fabric of our evolving Earth. Accompanied by celebrated scientists, unique animations and a stunning orchestral score, Carbon reminds us of our humble participation in the most extraordinary story in the universe.
I am younger than the universe, born in the heart of a star... Your body, your mind, they are born of my collisions. You are made of stardust. So is almost everything else...Without me life would not exist. But how did that spark of life begin in your world? That's my doing. Let me tell you how. -The Voice of Carbon
WHERE TO WATCH
AUSTRALIA - available to view on ABC TV+iview
Streaming on all major Education platforms from July 20th including ClickView, Enhance TV, Beama Film, The Education Shop and Kanopy.
CANADA- available to view on CBC Gem
FRANCE & GERMANY - available to stream on ARTE
POLAND - available to view on Canal +
SWEDEN - coming to SVT, September 19th
Coming soon to: Middle East (Al Jazeera), Greece (ERT), Croatia (HRT)
Savonlinna International Nature Film Festival (Finland) August 19-22
Bergen International Film Festival (Norway) October 19-27
Pariscience Film Festival (France) 13-21, 27-31 October 2022
If you live in any other state or territory and would like to see the film come to your region, we would highly encourage you to email our international distributor, TVF, to highlight your interest in the film. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carbon - The Unauthorised Biography is a co-production of Genepool Productions and Handful of Films for the ABC, CBC and ARTE. Principal production investment from Screen Australia and the Canadian Media Fund, in association with Film Victoria, Creative BC, and the Rogers Documentary Fund.