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Feeling the Apocalypse

Catalogue Number:  CSY000
Producer:  Chen Sing Yap
Producers:  Osborn, Nikolai
Directors:  Chen Sing Yap
Producing Agencies:  Chen Sing Yap
Subject:  Animation, Arts, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian World Studies, Current Events, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Global Studies, Guidance, Health, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  7:02

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From the disappearing wildlife in his hometown Owen Sound to the news stories about melting of Greenland ice, psychotherapist Anderson Todd tells us how fragmenting ecosystems around the world has affected his psyche and his relationships. What will the world be like for our children?  Do the realities of imminent collapse spell only paralyzing despair, or is there something positive we can take from this?

Anderson Todd is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto. He has taught in the Cognitive Science programme, Interdisciplinary Courses on Jungian Theory programme, and Buddhist Psychology & Mental Health programme.

Szabo Award, Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2023

Best Student Film, American Conservation Film Festival 2023

Impact Award, Get Reel Mental Health Film Fest 2023

Best Cinematography, Climate Future Film Festival 2023

Film Forward Award, Eye2Eye International Film Festival 2023

Best Animated Film, Greenpoint Film Festival 2023

Creative Excellence Award, Kitchener-Waterloo Film Festival 2023

Global Shorts: Jury Award for Unique Storytelling, SCAD Savannah 2022

Best Student Film, Durham Region International Film Festival 2022

People's Choice, Sheridan Screen Arts Awards 2022

"Anderson's commentary addressed real mental health issues and it also offered suggestions as to how to cope [...] We feel this will be validating and useful for many in our audience. " - Hilary Lo, American Conservation Film Festival

"I really loved it and appreciated the artistry of tackling such a complex issue that I dedicate a lot of my work to." - Jed Lee, Wellness and Environmental Justice Community Engagement Manager at UC Berkley

"Feeling the Apocalypse, among the 14 Official Selections, speaks most eloquently to the Festival's purpose and theme of our interior response to a possibly grim future." - Jim Stahl, Climate Future Film Festival

"The upshot: If you’re experiencing climate grief or anxiety, you’re decidedly not alone. And there are strategies you can use to cope with those hard, human feelings." - Yale Climate Connections, 10 of the best climate change documentaries to see in 2023

"I was blown away." - Amanda Halsey, California Trail Interpretive Center

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