La Fête est Finie (‘The Party Is Over’) has been released to coincide with the climate change summit in Paris this week. Directed by Mark Donne, the film stars Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Utopia), who we see using facial recognition software to name and shame government officials and energy bosses who are responsible for increasing emissions. The film is inspired by a Kurt Vonnegut quote comparing our use of fossil fuels to drug addiction. 3D and Young Fathers composed the score and Forest Swords produced it.
“The consequences of failure are absolutely catastrophic, but that didn’t prevent the previous twenty Conferences of Parties doing precisely that,” Donne and 3D said in a statement. “As with any party, the skill is in knowing when to leave. For decades fossil fuel extracting trans-nationals and Western governments have continued to dance and partake long after the bright lights of climate science evidence were switched on and the deafening music of denial had its plug pulled.
“There must be a legally binding deal on emissions reductions. The poorer nations on earth must receive the support they desperately need from the rich, so they can prepare for the damage caused by climate change and invest in clean technologies to cut greenhouse gas emissions. This film is a cultural contribution to the global public atmosphere that now demands that these imperatives are achieved by our governments.”