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Massive Attack Share Short Film Addressing Climate Crisis
Christian Eede , October 30th, 2020 12:59

The film features narration from Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja

Massive Attack X Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research from Unit 3 Films on Vimeo.

Massive Attack have shared a short film addressing the climate crisis and live music's role in it.

The film comes after Massive Attack last year teamed up with Manchester University's Tyndall Centre For Climate Change Research to investigate the live music sector's impact on climate change, and ways in which the industry can decarbonise. Tyndall Centre subsequently analysed the band's live shows to create a report on how they can reduce their carbon footprint, and an example show was for planned for this month, but the event hasn't been able to take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film features interviews with Tyndall Centre's Carly McLachlan, Liverpool Director of Culture Claire McColgan, Forest Green Rovers – which is the world's first vegan and carbon neutral football club – and others.

"We came to the realisation that our industry couldn't, or wouldn't, move fast enough for live music to play its part in rapid decarbonisation," Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja, who narrates the film, says. "So we opted to design that change ourselves, to put together the identities and circumstances to push through and show that it's possible."

You can watch the film, which was created by Anthony Tombling Jr for Unit 3 Films, above.