Watch Joaquin Phoenix’s Climate Crisis Short Film ‘Guardians of Life’

February 7, 2020

Have you seen this yet? “Joker” actor Joaquin Phoenix stars in a new short film that focuses on the climate crisis Earth is currently facing. The two-minute short (made in partnership between Extinction Rebellion and Amazon Watch) premiered yesterday (Feb.6) at Mobilize Earth.

Guardians of Life features Phoenix as an emergency room doctor; with Rosario Dawson, Matthew Modine and the Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. attempting to revive a dying patient. Earth.

Phoenix said of the film, “It’s really a call to action. I did it to raise awareness about the meat and dairy industry’s effect on climate change. The fact is we are clear cutting and burning rainforests and seeing the negative effects of those actions worldwide. People don’t realize there’s still time, but only if we act now and make sweeping changes to our consumption. We can’t wait for governments to solve these problems for us. We can’t wait until the election to try to make these changes. We have a personal responsibility to make changes in our own lives and act now.”

While undeniably powerful, do you think films like this make an overall difference?


Written by Todd Hancock

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