There is no magic bullet to tackle climate change: director Daniel Goldhaber

Panaji, (IANS, Daniel Goldhaber, director of How to Blow Up a Pipeline, said Friday that there is no magic bullet or quick fix to combat climate change, but the right kind of conversation is needed. Just the right kind of conversations and interventions are the key, said Daniel Goldhaber. With ‘How to Blow Up a […]
 


Panaji, ( IANS, Daniel Goldhaber, director of How to Blow Up a Pipeline, said Friday that there is no magic bullet or quick fix to combat climate change, but the right kind of conversation is needed. Just the right kind of conversations and interventions are the key, said Daniel Goldhaber. With ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ we are trying to spark the right conversation on this burning issue.
He was speaking during the ‘Table Talk’ event at the ongoing 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa.
“We are trying to understand why some people are being pushed to engage in environmental extremism,” he said. It also tries to be clear about the consequences of such extreme acts.
The film ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ premiered at IFFI.
Daniel emphasized that the climate issue is an ocean that we haven’t really explored. “We have a huge responsibility to deal with this,” he said.
‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ portrays the story of a group of young environmental activists who with their determination muster the courage to carry out a mission to sabotage an oil pipeline. They engage in action in return for the work done by the system, which leads to the climate crisis.
The film is an adaptation of Andreas Malm’s 2021 book, How to Blow Up a Pipeline – Learning to Fight in a World of Fire.
He said, my parents are climate scientists. I was brought up in an environment that knew about climate change and the activism associated with it.
Daniels said that it is an American film, completely based on an American concept adapted from a European book, but it is always good to promote the film in Asia as well as other countries because the issue is universal.