A film about the climate catastrophe, with accompanying digital resources
Why don’t we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun asks this urgent question in Can I Live?, a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe. Engage your students in this work along with a package of related digital resources exploring the biggest challenge of our times.
Science, History, Geography, Drama, Music, English
"When you speak of truth, it catches on."
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Finding hope for the future
In Complicité’s Can I Live?, artistFehinti Balogun uses spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts to chart a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the climate emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis & the global struggle for social justice.
To mark both World Environment and World Ocean Days, Sydney Opera House are offering an education package to all Australian Schools that includes the Full Performance of Can I Live? a filmed Q&A about the work and two short films that explore the climate catastrophe from an Australian First Nations perspective. These resources will all explore the question of inclusivity in environmental activism and how people of colour have been excluded from this space.
In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone – and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.
Warning: Viewer discretion is advised. This film contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence. We recommend teachers view the content to assess its suitability before sharing with students.
Our interactive workshops have limited spaces and do often book out. However it is always a good idea to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t book in for your preferred session as sometimes we are able to make rearrangements to fit you in.
Many of our Author Talks and pre-recorded workshops are also available on demand after their original live-streaming to provide more flexibility in your school day!
Should you discover that the time or date you have previously booked is not suitable, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or email@example.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.
Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs (see the top of the page). We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.