DOCUMENTARY RETROSPECTIVE OF ROBERT FOX (DENMARK)

We review some of the latest works by documentary filmmaker Robert Fox (Fox Media), who in recent years has developed the Biosphere VR project: a series of 360º audiovisual pieces on the negative impact of climate change in different parts of the world.

Hot Coffee in Ethiopia

Documentary, 10’, Denmark, 2020

Director: Robert Fox

Synopsis: Ethiopia. Global warming is devastating the Ethiopian coffee plantations. However, a group of farmers will do their utmost to keep the Ethiopian coffee tradition alive.

 

Saving my Oasis

Documentary, 9’, Denmark, 2020

Director: Robert Fox

Synopsis: Morocco. M’Hamid Oasis has experienced his childhood oasis being covered with sand because of desertification. Visiting Nomads of Sahara he comes up with an idea to win over the Sahara.

My Drying Land

Documentary, 8’, Denmark, 2019

Director: Robert Fox

Synopsis: Umbekka is a 62-year-old farmer who began farming when she was only 12. Climate change has brought endless challenges while she fights for a living in order to pay for the education of her 12-year-old child. Umbekka has vowed to herself that she will persevere against all odds, no matter what it takes, developing a strategy for survival.

My Drowning Island

Documentary, 6’, Denmark, 2017

Director: Robert Fox 

Synopsis: This film deals with President Anote Tong`s drowning Island of Kiribati. Tong, who has been nominated two times for the Nobel Peace Prizes, has bought land for his 100.000 inhabitants in Fiji in case the low lying island is flooded in the future. He speaks out about the realities of climate change on the island, the urgency of the issues and the devastating consequences that will occur.

Mist over Beijing

Documentary, 7’, Denmark, 2018

Director: Robert Fox

Synopsis: Professor Dr. Wu discovers he is terminally ill with lung cancer. His research links his state with the heavy pollution surrounding him. His wife relives his pain with cupsuctions and acupuncture. His son – a wealthy investor – goes through a process of reassessing what is of real value while he imports new free air ventilators. Dr. Wu hopes for the future. A picture of what China is going through at the moment.


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