Before the beginning of the 79th Venice International Film Festival organized by La Biennale di Venezia, The Hollywood Report (THR) Europe correspondent Scott Roxborough analyzed the case for urgent action by film industry to deal with the present climate emergency, speaking to We are here Venice to discuss the Venice case.
This summer of extreme heat has led to water shortages across all Italy, thus incredibly affecting the basic life support of cities like Venice indeed poorly equipped to deal with extreme weather.
“I’ve seen lines of people waiting for hours in the extreme heat to board a vaporetto [water bus] without any shade provided [by the public transport service], and both visitors and residents are under the same sky. If it’s uncomfortably hot for the residents, it’s going to be less comfortable for the visitors as well.”Jane da Mosto
THR contacted nearly a dozen major film festivals for this article, and none had concrete plans to deal with the risk of extreme weather.
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Original illustration by Matthew Billington.