Kennedy, the eighth continent and the Anthropocene era

Single-channel video

9:39 min

 

On September 12th 1962, John F. Kennedy publicly announced that the U.S. would embark on a mission to send mankind to the Moon for the first time. The Rice University speech became a symbol of progress and hope. But how does it resonate today? How far have we come since then?

The video-essay Kennedy, the eighth continent and the age of the Anthropocene delves into the double-edged sword of knowledge in society, the importance of our ruins as a past that needs to be taken into account and how humanity lives a crucial moment facing its own future. A future which complexity requires certain changes, for we may well be entering a new historical epoch.