L08
'Not Ok' screening

Convenors:
Matt Barlow (University of Adelaide)
Discussant:
Cymene Howe (Rice University), Dominic Boyer (Rice University), Georgina Drew (University of Adelaide), Tess Lea (University of Sydney)
Format:
Roundtables Laboratories
Location:
STB 2, Science Teaching Building
Sessions:
Tuesday 3 December, 16:15-18:00

Short abstract:

This lab will feature the Australian premiere of Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer's 2018 documentary 'Not Ok', a film that explores the death of Icelandic glacier Ok (pronounced 'auk'). The screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion with the film makers.

Long abstract:

This lab will feature the Australian premiere of Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer's 2018 documentary 'Not Ok', a film that explores the death of an Icelandic glacier called Ok (pronounced 'auk'). Ok is the first glacier to succumb to the global effects of anthropogenic climate change. It is not a spectacular glacier, and this is not a spectacular film, but rather, "it is a little film about a small glacier on a low mountain--a mountain who has been observing humans for a long time and has a few things to say to us" (https://www.notokmovie.com/). The film runs for 37 minutes, after which we will have Cymene and Dominic, along with anthropologists Georgina Drew and Tess Lea, discuss the film as well as their research into climate change, the more-than-human, and the changing value of the anthropologist in the Anthropocene.