Whoopi Goldberg to team with environmentalist movement Extinction Rebellion for a short film
Aparnna Hajirnis -
The Gigantic Change is a three-minute animation short with a voiceover by Goldberg — that looks back from the year 2050 to show how people came together to save Earth from the climate crisis. The film goes live across Extinction Rebellion's social media platforms on June 5 to mark World Environment Day.
According to the producers, the aim of the film — which claims that "on our current path," by 2050 up to 1 billion people could be displaced, with almost half of all species on Earth extinct — is to communicate the urgency of climate change to the wider public. After watching The Gigantic Change, viewers are directed to a simple page outlining the most effective actions they can take to save the environment, including areas such as travel, diet and civil disobedience.
Earlier this year, Oscar winner, Phoenix played a surgeon fighting to save the planet in Guardians of Life, another short for Extinction Rebellion also starring Rosario Dawson and Game of Thrones' Oona Chaplin.