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This feature documentary by Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper offers a new narrative around climate change and delivers a profound message of hope. Filmed in locations around the world including Vanuatu, New Mexico, Alberta’s Badlands, the Canary Islands, California, and Mexico, Metamorphosis confronts beauty and loss with powerful visual imagery. Every country is experiencing intense climate events and most reasonable people agree that it is the most pressing issue of our time. But how do we cope with this level of change and reverse the harm we have caused? Ami and Ripper are optimists even in the middle of the most dire crisis imaginable. Metamorphosis presents images of tourists trudging through floodwaters in Venice, communities displaced by massive storms, and disappearing waterways in California valleys. But within this sobering catalogue of disasters are dedicated and passionate people raising awareness in a variety of inventive ways: using swimming pools in California to grow food, removing lawns and reintroducing native plants, building ecologically efficient houses, installing free solar panels in low-income neighborhoods, and teaching greater self-sufficiency. Disaster can be an opportunity for transformation and a means for humanity to reshape itself in startling and radical new ways. -KR