Across the planet, lives are changing as climate collapse alters the world around us. The worst impacts are being felt disproportionately by poor people who already live under precarious conditions and are now forced to adapt or relocate to survive. As a result, one person every 1.3 seconds leaves their home and their community due to climate-related impacts. Bitterly, their stories rarely reach the global community. But hearing them is crucial for us all. Only by grasping the scope of the climate breakdown and understanding the personal implications of this collective tragedy, can we propose solutions that are both effective and just. "Beyond Borders" profiles the people behind the statistics by providing the space for the stories of global heating witnesses from the Arctic to Bangladesh. It also features politicians and academics who help understand the complex link between the climate breakdown, international migration and violent conflict.
Director: Environmental Justice Foundation
Country: United Kingdom
Director Biography: The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK-based non-profit organisation working with and for those on the frontlines of environmental destruction to investigate, document and expose environmental and human rights abuses. By producing reports, investigations and films, EJF brings local fights to the very heart of governments, businesses and the public community to secure lasting change.
Director Statement: With this film, we hope to portray the climate crisis as a complex, multi-faceted issue that has impacts far beyond the environment. We look at the social implications of the climate crisis, profile people behind the statistics and provide the space for the stories of global heating witnesses from the Arctic to Bangladesh. We believe that only by grasping the scope of the climate breakdown and understanding the personal implications of this collective tragedy can we propose solutions that are both effective and just.
Producer: Environmental Justice Foundation
Writer: Environmental Justice Foundation
Cast: Kenneth Pittja, Lars-Ánte Kuhmunen, Annette Löf, Aslat Simma, Shoripa Bibimuni, Abdul Ohab, Musamat Meherunesah, Saleemul Huq, Geoffrey Kemp, Munir Muniruzzaman, Abdul Zuffer, Stephen A. Cheney, Morhaf Rahhal, Mary Robinson, Claudia Roth