Interview with Filmmaker Kathryn Antonatos (AN ELIXIR FOR THE EXTINCTION OF EXPERIENCE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Directed by Kathryn Antonatos
The threats of the climate crisis are more and more becoming a reality, posing immense challenges to human and ecosystem health, yet it continuously proves difficult to make any meaningful change. We can’t see meaningfully due to a result of our collective “extinction of experience” with nature driven by urbanization, industrialization, and digitization of our worlds.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

On a very superficial level, I made elixir to fulfill the thesis requirement for my undergraduate Environmental Studies degree without having to write 75+ pages… making a film sounded much better to me than having to spend the year sitting inside and writing! On a deeper level, though, I made elixir as a way to make myself and my audience more attuned to the natural world that…

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