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“Why don’t we talk about it?”

An urgent question and an invitation offered by Can I Live?: a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe conceived, written and performed by Fehinti Balogun who shares his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times. Weaving his story with spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts, Fehinti charts a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis & the global struggle for social justice, and sharing how, as a young Black British man, he has found his place in the climate movement. 

In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone – and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.

Can I Live? has been touring online since 2021. 

We are continuing to screen Can I Live? as part of festivals in the UK and internationally.

Future screenings

Supported by Doc Society, we are working with communities to bring the film closer to them – hosting events together to ignite discussions and encourage action. For dates, see below. 

Now it’s over to you…

We have created a toolkit to support you to host your own screenings. The toolkit is a practical guide on how you might go about creating your own event and how to transform discussions regarding the climate crisis into action. One of the themes of Can I Live? is taking collective action and building communities to tackle the climate crisis. This toolkit will enable the reader to build and curate inclusive spaces to empower people from all communities to participate in climate discussions and further actions  If you are interested in screening Can I Live? and would like more information on our toolkit, please contact Josie.

In the meantime, you can click here for a free Can I Live? PROGRAMME / RESOURCE

Are you interested in hosting a screening? Read our news post for more details.

A Complicité production in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse & Doc Society Climate Story Fund. Supported by Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch).

Running Time: 60 mins | Suitable for ages 12+

Content information: contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence.

Captions and Audio Description (by VocalEyes) available.

© David Hewitt

“Fehinti Balogun's brilliant and necessary production” The Stage
“His film is not only important, but necessary viewing for all, and anyone who may feel burdened by the enormity of the conversation. There’s always a place to start and Can I Live? may just be your ticket into activism that counts.” Afridiziak, Maheni Arthur
“This is a feverish hour that combines spoken word, music (terrific), poetry & weaves facts into personal experience... both entertaining & informative” Lyn Gardner

Dates

Oxford Playhouse

Online

13 - 18 September 2021
Creative Folkestone, Quarterhouse

Online

20 - 22 September 2021
The World Transformed

Online

28 September 2021
Bristol Old Vic

Online

4 - 10 October 2021
HOME, Manchester

Online

11 - 17 October 2021
Cambridge Junction

Online

18 - 24 October 2021
ACCA Brighton

Online

25 - 31 October 2021
Barbican Centre, London

Online

1 - 12 November 2021
IMAX Glasgow at COP26

In-person screenings. presented by If Not Us Then Who?

1 November 2021
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

COP26

3 November 2021
Theatre Royal Plymouth

Online

15 - 21 November 2021
Lighthouse, Poole

Online

22 - 28 November 2021
Creative Coalition Festival

Online panel discussion and screening

3 February 2022
Cascade Festival of African Films

Online screening

17 February 2022
Civic Square, Birmingham UK

Online screening

24 - 26 February 2022
Civic Square, Birmingham UK

In person screening and talk

27 February 2022
Sydney Opera House

Online screening, available on demand only in Australia and New Zealand

1 March - 30 June 2022
Adelaide Festival

Online talk: Fehinti in conversation with Dwayne Coultard.

11 February 2022
The Cultch, Vancouver

Online screening

10 - 15 May 2022
Salisbury Arts Centre

In person screening and Q&A

12 June 2022
NBC Universal

January

Civic Square 18 March 2023
We Out Here 4 June 2023
Birmingham Rep 7 - 10 June 2023
Cultures Declares & XR Leeds 19 June 2023
In A Field By A Bridge 20 - 23 July 2023
May Project Gardens 30 July 2023
Migrateful & Mercato Metropolitano 31 July 2023
Granville Community Kitchen 4 August 2023
Bristol Steppin Sistas 6 August 2023
Sitting Rooms of Culture, Lost City of Culture, the Peace Orchard and LTB 27 August 2023
Quinta da Cortiça 2 - 3 September 2023
Food & Music 8 September 2023
Global South Arts and Health Week, Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt 25 September 2023
Accademia Mediterranea Dell’Attore, Italy 1 October 2023
Enkidu Teatro, Spain 7 October 2023
Good Trouble Festival by Streatham Space Project, London 9 October 2023
Empatheatre, Cape Town 16 October 2023
Faith for Climate, St John’s Church, Waterloo, London 19 October 2023
Nelson Arts Festival, New Zealand 22 October 2023
Brixton House, London 30 October 2023
Norwich Theatres

Online

30 October - 5 November 2023
Norwich Theatres

In person

2 November 2023
The Whitaker Museum 4 November 2023
Scarborough Film Festival 9 November 2023
Razed Roof, Harlow 9 November 2023
Gazişehir Theater Festival, Turkey 12 November 2023
ONCA Gallery, Brighton 15 November 2023
Act One Cinema, London 18 November 2023
Inclusive Gathering Birmingham 19 November 2023
The Place, Bedford 20 November 2023
Bsharp, Dorset 21 November 2023
GalataPerform, Turkey 24 November 2023
99p Films, Falmouth 26 November 2023
The Commons, Cape Town 28 November 2023
MayDay Rooms, London 3 December 2023
Richmond and Twickenham Green Party 7 December 2023
Hawkwood, Stroud 14 March 2024 Tickets

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