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“My Home Sank Quietly”: Tuvalu, Maps, Documentary Film, and Climate Change

November 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join for a screening of the 2017 short experimental documentary “.TV” followed by a group discussion to discuss the small South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, its web domain .tv, and climate change. Some guiding questions for our discussion include:

  • What does it mean to map a nation whose borders are constantly shifting and shrinking due to climate change?
  • How can we use maps to support climate justice efforts?
  • What does the global prioritization of digital spaces over combatting the loss of entire physical nations to climate change mean for our future?
  • How does the medium of information impact how we think about climate change? What differs between written text, maps, and documentary film?
  • How do we battle climate change despair?

There will be English language subtitles for the screening.



Charles E. Young Research Library, Main Conference Room 11360
280 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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