In "Beasts of the Southern Wild," Benh Zeitlin’s stunning work of cinematic magical realism, six-year old Hushpuppy is faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs.
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and nominated for four Academy Awards, the film announced the arrival of a major new talent in filmmaker Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhané Wallis.
In this Science on Screen discussion Cristina Kim, associate producer of WBUR and NPR's Here & Now, looks at the film through the lens of climate change and race. She'll be joined by Dr. Gaurab Basu, health equity fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dr. S. Atyia Martin, CEO and founder of All Aces Inc.
Event produced in partnership with the Coolidge Corner Theatre as part of their 2021 Sundance Film Festival programming.