Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lent her voice to an amazing short film that pictures a world after the Green New Deal. Ana Kasparian, Maytha Alhassen, and Helen Hong hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2019/04/17/green-new-deal-short-film-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/
“TODAY, THE INTERCEPT launches “A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves?
What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like then?
This is a project unlike any we have done before, crossing boundaries between fact, fiction, and visual art, co-directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt and co-written by Ocasio-Cortez and Avi Lewis. To reclaim a phrase from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, it’s our “green dream,” inspired by the explosion of utopian art produced during the original New Deal.
And it’s a collaboration with a context and a history that seems worth sharing.”
Hosts: Ana Kasparian, Maytha Alhassen, Helen Hong
Cast: Ana Kasparian, Maytha Alhassen, Helen Hong
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Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)