Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography
Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography (2022)

MWFF and VicScreen Presents

Carbon: The Unauthorised Biography

Daniella Ortega and Niobe Thompson | Australia, Canada and Germany | 2022 | G

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Sun 24 Mar 2024

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With Carbon in the news every day, you might think you know everything about her. But you’d be wrong. This spectacular and surprisingly unorthodox documentary reveals the paradoxical story of the element that builds all life, and yet may end it all. Narrated in first person by Sarah Snook (Succession), Carbon tells of her birth in the violent core of an exploding star and of turbulent sagas through the fabric of our evolving Earth. Accompanied by celebrated scientists, unique animations and a stunning orchestral score, Carbon reminds us of our humble participation in the most extraordinary story in the universe.

This screening screens with the MWFF 48hr Film Challenge entries and is followed by a filmmaker panel.

48hr Film Challenge Films

All of us Cockroaches (CJ du Blèt)

Ankur (Amruta Apte)

When Lemons Give You Life (Lisa Baker/Lemonade Mouth)

Recipe for Disaster (Lucy Davidson/Goose)

Methods (Natalia Bornay, Maho Arca Oltra, Mailen Ramirez)

Presented by VicScreen

Format: DCP
Language: English
Runtime: 90 mins

Event duration

90 mins




Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) program 21–25 Feb 2024

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