This month, CINEMACHINE investigates Joon-Hwan Jang’s 2003 film SAVE THE GREEN PLANET! and the anthropocentric blind spots that have come to constitute both thought and action in our contemporary moment.
The anthropocene signals the geological age since the industrial revolution, where, through its activities and its growing population, the human species has emerged as a geological force now altering the planet’s climate and environment (Dibley, 2012).
"SAVE THE GREEN PLANET!”, a film that follows a man named Byeong-gu and his unfolding belief that the world is on the verge of alien invasion, presents an opportunity to uncover and question some of these anthropocentric blind spots and what it might mean to think the world without the “human” (at least as we know it). This month’s discussion will explore our own anthropocentric thinking, and how such thought might be liberated from the reified hierarchies that might otherwise bring about our own demise as “human beings”.
As per usual, the expectation is that you view the film on your own prior to the discussion. The film is available to stream from a few places online (although a bit tricky to find), including through the following link (for now): http://uflix.me/movie/20289-save-the-green-planet