The Alliance Française de Seattle is delighted to celebrate Earth Day 2023 in partnership with Northwest Film Forum with a special screening of ONCE YOU KNOW, the intimate journey of director Emmanuel Cappellin across a world at the edge of climate-induced collapse.
The screening will be followed by a 45-minute post-screening discussion with the audience, focused on interactivity
and sharing of experiences, beneficial exchanges, and encouraging them to take action.
IN-PERSON SCREENING & DISCUSSION
Saturday, April 22 @ 4:30pm at Northwest Film Forum
VIRTUAL Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR
Tuesday, April 25 @ 2pm Pacific via Zoom
Organized by the Federation of AF USA
Director Emmanuel Cappellin
Original Title: Une fois que tu sais
International Title: Once You Know
Writer/Director: Emmanuel Cappellin, in collaboration with Anne-Marie Sangla
Duration: 104 min
Languages: French, English and Bengali. Narrated in French with English subtitles.
Today, like a ship entering the storm, industrial civilisation faces the first symptoms of energy depletion and climate change induced collapse. ONCE YOU KNOW asks the disturbing questions: Are there better ways of collapsing than others? What is meaningful work on the way down? Director Emmanuel Cappellin is obsessed with how to best respond personally and collectively. His quest leads him around the world to meet five of the world’s leading climate scientists and energy experts. They share with him the truth, chaos, and hope in their work. They allow him to challenge everything he took for granted – from growth-based democracies to personal freedoms. This odyssey brings him back to himself and to Saillans, his small mountain village. In this life-size, open sky laboratory, everything becomes once again possible: having a child, redefining questions of social justice, implementing participatory democracy, starting an energy transition…The first steps, perhaps, towards some kind of collective resilience.