Oskar’s Quest is featured at the World Community Film Festival. Photo supplied

Oskar’s Quest is featured at the World Community Film Festival. Photo supplied

Film looks at climate change through young eyes

Oskar’s Quest is a film about how 13-year-old Oskar Mowdy allowed his shock and sadness about climate to transform his approach to school and set off a chain reaction, which led to circles of school children discussing their thoughts and feelings about the likely collapse of society from climate change.

“I made the film to help parents, teachers and young people explore the issues, emotions and ideas on this topic,” Professor Jem Bendell said. “In particular, I want to encourage adults to move beyond discussions of what is the best thing to say, tweet or post about the school strikers, and instead explore how we can act in real solidarity with them.”

The 30-minute film is featured at the World Community Film Festival, which runs virtually from Feb. 5-13.

For tickets and a full program guide, visit worldcommunity.ca/film-festival

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