HEAD FOR HIGHLAND
What can I do about climate change? I'm one person.
Head for Highland is a feature length documentary about community, action, and collaboration against the threat of climate change. The film follows the development and the coming to life of a galvanizing theatre movement in Upstate New York.
These questions are growing in society and The Weather Project tells a story that is part action, part art, part science and all too human. It's the story of creating an art piece, of a community, of a global problem, and bringing it to a wider audience.
The Weather Project, the theatre piece, was conceived by North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) in 2014, led by then Artistic Director Tannis Kowalchuk. Both theatre and science expo, it brought together a community (Highland Lake, NY) by touching a nerve we all feel. With the help of NASA experts, the resulting educational workshops and production - a colorful, musical event dealing with the weather, climate change, and the impact of human activities on the earth - debuted on August 9th, 2014.
DecadesOut has been following NACL and the project since February 2014. The intervening five years have seen dynamic action in the fight against climate change and the societal upheavals tied into this extreme topic.