The documentary Metamorphosis takes a look at the true scale of the global environmental crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life.

But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation.

In Milan, architects design vertical forests, urban towers covered with trees and bushes that reduce CO2, produce oxygen, and give new life to the city. In Phoenix, Arizona, swimming pools are repurposed into self-sustaining gardens, lush with plants and fish that generate food for people. In Los Angeles, installing solar panels in underserved neighborhoods provides cleaner energy to families who normally would not be able to access it. 

Woven through these and other stories of creativity and reinvention from artists, scientists, thinkers, and young children are creative, systemic solutions for our planet, and for our communities as well.

Director: Nova Ami, Velcrow Ripper
Studio: National Film Board of Canada
Producer(s): Bonnie Thompson, David Christensen, Lauren Grant, Nova Ami, Velcrow Ripper
Writer(s): Nova Ami, Velcrow Ripper
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