By Reno Rangan
Global Warming Theme on a Smaller Scale
An independent film about a man from the Arctic who is sent by his elders to New York City to seek a permanent solution they are facing due to the assault on nature by the southern people. I had heard it was based on real events but due to lack of source I can’t confirm how much of that is true. For the voice over, global warming and considering the recently concluded ‘climate change conference’ in Paris, I thought giving this film a try would uplift my spirit on this matter.
Definitely a good idea for a film, a serious theme, even though it did not turn out to be as I hoped for, I had a little fun watching it. A short film, it didn’t even exceed the 80 minute mark. Since it was a low profile flick, there’s no big casting or any grand spending for making it, but merely an alright film. It was dull in parts due to the stretch, otherwise it could have been made as a fantastic short film. Also it looks a little bit like a cross between a documentary and feature film in the narration part.
“Life is so full of difficulties.
But in my homeland, our sense of family bonds us together.
Like a warm coat against the cold wind.”
What I think about the movie is it was not bad, as well as brilliant. Very predictable, especially the ending which went as I expected, that’s sad. But a couple of scenes in the entire film were somewhat out of the ordinary. More like it was for children when it deals with the global warming, but for adults and their matured minds it kind of fails to convince due to a shortfall of exploration on the subject.
You know it only brought a serious topic on-board, but the intention was not given to explain it or discuss them. So I feel it missed a great opportunity to open up on the debate and spread the message as what a theme like this is supposed to do.