Can I Live? A filmed performance produced by Complicité in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse
Can I Live? Conceived, written and performed by Fehinti Balogun Director Daniel Bailey Co-Director Simon McBurney
A filmed performance produced by Complicité in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse
Why don't we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun asks this urgent question and offers an invitation in Can I Live?, a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times. Weaving his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts, Fehinti charts a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis & the global struggle for social justice, and sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement.
In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone - and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.
Supported by Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Running Time: 60 mins | Suitable for ages 12+ Trigger warnings: contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.
The film has been selected to be screened as part of COP26's official programme, and will be included in environmental charity If Not Us Then Who?'s immersive multimedia IMAX experience (1st Nov) which seeks to highlight indigenous voices within climate justice. Following a series of digital tour dates, Can I Live? will also be screened in-person at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts (3rd Nov) whilst COP26 takes place.
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