Writer, Director & Producer: Emily Munro
Editors: Emily Munro, Stuart Wilson
Music: Louise Connell, Brownbear, Post Coal Prom Queen
Research Assistants: Henry Roberts, Maili Fraser, Jen McKeeman
Design: Jen Davies
Footage: National Library of Scotland
In the year that Scotland hosts the UN’s climate change conference (COP26), curator and director Emily Munro searches for the roots of the climate crisis in our history. Archive footage from the National Library of Scotland evocatively portrays a country shaped by demands for energy and economic growth, while a dramatic soundtrack amplifies the voices of the past in powerful and unsettling ways.
The film reveals Scotland’s post-war history as seen through the lens of current debate, inviting audiences on a journey to revisit the promises of the past and consider how they relate to our future on this planet. Was climate change inevitable? Can we break free from a boom-and-bust mentality? Are we able to adapt to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for generations to come?
Living Proof: A Climate Story with have its World Premiere at Take One Action Film Festival 2021 on 22 September.