Can I Live?
“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.
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
Online13 - 18 September 2021
Online20 - 22 September 2021
Online28 September 2021
Online4 - 10 October 2021
Online11 - 17 October 2021
Online18 - 24 October 2021
Online25 - 31 October 2021
Online1 - 12 November 2021
In-person screenings. presented by If Not Us Then Who?1 November 2021
COP263 November 2021
Online15 - 21 November 2021
Online22 - 28 November 2021
Online panel discussion and screening3 February 2022
Online screening17 February 2022
Online screening24 - 26 February 2022
In person screening and talk27 February 2022
Online screening, available on demand only in Australia and New Zealand1 March - 30 June 2022
Online talk: Fehinti in conversation with Dwayne Coultard.11 February 2022
Online screening10 - 15 May 2022
In person screening and Q&A12 June 2022
Online30 October - 5 November 2023
In person2 November 2023
- Conceived, written and performed by
- Director of Photography
Stewart Kyasimire (Create Anything)
Ash J Woodward
- Music Director and Composer
- Movement Director
- Scenography and Costume Design
- Lighting Designer
- Sound Designer
- Projection, Animation and Visual Effects
Ash J Woodward
- Production Dramatherapist
- Camera Operator
Donald Matheson (Create Anything)
- Music written by
Fehinti Balogun, Khalil Madovi, Chloe Rianna & Josh Sneesby
- Lyrics by