Climate change suggests that we have been telling the wrong stories in novels and movies. Writers and screenwriters need to reconnect with the natural world and tell human stories. That resonate. The way ON THE BEACH in 1957 did. We need an ON THE BEACH for 2057. Who will write it?
''Writing a story is an act of projection. We imagine what it would be like to be this character, to live in this time, to be in this situation. ''
“The universe is not a machine after all,” proclaimed D.H. Lawrence, a man who never stopped paying attention to it; “it’s alive and kicking”. Kicking and singing and watching, too. Who will write its story?''