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The Free Sea

Trauma is when your home ceases to exist. Using a collage of documentary and artistic intervention, these four artists and scholars confront the catastrophe of global warming as the rising sea literally dissolves the Maldives and, subsequently, those lives that are lived upon them.

This video essay was first produced in the framework of the Anthropocene Campus 2014 during the Seminar Filtering the Anthropocene. You can find the original contribution and the follow-up discussion at the project’s online platform anthropocene-curriculum.org.