SG - Cinema at the End of the World

Art and literature rarely offer solutions for the worries and dilemma’s we face. However, sometimes they reconcile us with them, or offer new, meaningful perspectives.

Organisator Studium Generale

di 12 december 2023 20:00

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
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About Cinema at the End of the World

Where would we be if works of art wouldn’t help us mourn? Our exploration of art gets a new, universal relevance now the world as we know and love it is changing beyond recognition. Can art help us in the process of loss, mourning, acceptation, awareness and resistance? Circling this question, Kevin Toma shows and discusses, among others, scenes from the (post-)apocalyptic genre, nature documentaries and old movies, where summer simple was summer and winter simply was winter.

About the series Coping with Climate Change

The constant stream of bad news concerning human induced climate change, environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity has become a given. But people can react very differently to this news. We can ridicule it, ignore it, get depressed by it, radicalise because of it. This series explores those different reactions and their possible consequences.

About Kevin Toma

Kevin Toma

(Sittard, 1974) studied Film- and Performance-Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. He started his career as movie reviewer for De Filmkrant. Starting 2007 he works as a movie reviewer for De Volkskrant. Furthermore he composes modern music for, and accompanies silent movies. He wrote new scores for and accompanied live among others Sunrise (1927), Häxan (1922) and Berlin, die Sinfonie der Groβstadt (1927).