‘Don’t Look Up’ Inspires Climate Change Activists in France – What We Know!

On high of being Netflix’s second most watched film (in line with Netflix) and racking up 4 Oscar nominations, Adam McKay’s star-studded political satire “Don’t Look Up” additionally impressed tens of hundreds to march towards local weather change in France on Saturday.

Greater than 80,000 folks protested peacefully in a number of cities in France on Saturday, together with 32,000 folks in Paris. Lots of whom have been holding “Look Up” indicators, in line with France 24 information web site, which attributed the participation figures to organizers.

The annual protest for the local weather was certainly named the “Look Up Day” by the non-profit org Alternatiba in reference to Adam McKay’s allegorical film which stars two earnest astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) on a mission to warn a narcissistic U.S. president (Meryl Streep) and her son (Jonah Hill), in addition to a pair of jaded information anchors (Cate Blanchett and Tyler Perry) that the Earth is about to get shattered by a comet.

McKay took to social media to share his pleasure after seeing photos of the demonstrations, saying “reviews are 80 thousand marched in Paris alone. How do you say ‘holy shit!’ in French?”

Alternatiba said on its web site that “the success of the movie ‘Don’t Look Up,’ which attracts an apparent parallel with the local weather disaster, has allowed for essential points to make their approach into the general public debate.”

Alternatiba added that with “two months to go earlier than the presidential election, the necessity for pressing motion for the local weather and social justice has been ignored by candidates and the medias (…) However we are able to act… Let’s open our eyes and get down on the streets all throughout France on March 12.”

McKay came upon his film was going to be the motto of this yr’s march final month and wrote on twitter that he was “hoping it will get peacefully loud as hell.”

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