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On Time and Water

Originally aired on October 27
Re-release November 30

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In the next 100 years, the nature of all water on this planet will undergo fundamental change. The power of storytelling is crucial in this time of climate crisis, as the Earth’s tipping point looms before us. Andri Snær Magnason, one of Iceland’s most beloved writers, documentary filmmakers and public intellectuals, presents On Time and Water, a film response to his book of the same name (translated to English by Lytton Smith). Magnason was moved to create the work when a scientist posed this question: “If you cannot understand our scientific findings and present them in an emotional, psychological, poetic or mythological context, then no one will really understand the issue, and the world will end.”

The author and documentary filmmaker, joined with musician Högni Eggilsson, presents a rich and compelling performance of music, science, memories and images that collectively illustrates the reality of climate change—and offers hope in the face of an uncertain future.

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On Time and Water

Originally aired on October 27
Re-release November 30


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Photo credit: Anton Smari.

Andri Snær Magnason

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