Kent Tate: Carbon Sky Preview - Director, cinematographer & sound design - Kent Tate 14:45   CV


For three years I focused on the semi-deserts, deep valleys, and vast plateaus in the interior of British Columbia to observe the interactions of the natural and manufactured worlds, worlds brought into perspective by the ever changing presence of shadow and light.

While I was filming in these places I was never able to separate my imagination from the political, commercial and cultural impacts that influence these landscapes, and it's these relationships that shaped everything I saw.

During 2017 and 2018 there were two record breaking wild fire seasons which caused over 25000 square kilometres of area to be burned in BC.

Filmed by Kent Tate on location in the interior of British Columbia, Canada + a mysterious visitation by Buckminster Fuller. An early 20th Century electro magnetic coil appears briefly after his visit.

“our economic system and our planetary system are now at war. Or, more accurately, our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life. What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction in humanity’s use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it’s not the laws of nature.” - Naomi Klein, This changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Carbon Sky is distributed by: 
The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) - Toronto, Canada 
Satellite Video Exchange Society (VIVO Media Arts Centre) - Vancouver, Canada