"Finite: The Climate of Change"
Feature documentary "Finite: The Climate of Change", distributed by Espresso Media, has secured UK theatrical release from 15th February 2023. The documentary has been sold to NHK in Japan and to ERR in Estonia. The film will be screened in theatres across the UK and is currently screening in independent cinemas and community spaces in Germany.
"Finite: The Climate of Change" is an insider’s view on the world of direct action; a raw, authentic and emotional insight into the David and Goliath battle between frontline communities, activists and fossil fuel corporations. Director and cinematographer Rich Felgate is climate activist turned filmmaker. In the making of Finite, his debut film, he spent a year and a half living in protest camps in the UK and Germany with the communities featured in the film.
Rich Felgate, Director, Producer and Cinematographer of "Finite: The Climate of Change", says “The UK’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years has just been given the green light in Cumbria and there’s an impending review into extending another mine in Wales, a year after the UK government told the rest of the world to phase out coal at COP26. The International Energy Agency has said we cannot exploit new fossil fuel reserves if we are to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees. But in Germany, a village just got demolished to expand a coal mine. The hypocrisy is so stark, no wonder people are taking matters into their own hands. Perhaps this is all we have left, so there's never been a more vital time for this film to show the world what is really happening on the frontlines of climate action.”
"Finite: The Climate of Change"is directed by Rich Felgate, produced by Ryan Keane and edited by Ariadna Fatjó-Vilas (Oscar nominated "The Act of Killing"). Ryan Keane ("Sooner or Later") produced with Felgate, and Chris Richmond ("Drone Strike") and Hugh Hartford ("Thank You For The Rain" (ZDF/Arte), Maya (BFI & ZDF/Arte), Ping Pong (Film4) executive produced. Daniel Díaz (Camaleón) co-produced with Felgate.