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Nov 29 2015

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Paris, France

Renowned French artist JR and Oscar-nominated American filmmaker Darren Aronofsky have collaborated on The Standing March, a major public artwork exhibited in Paris during the UN’s COP21 climate conference. The video projection will remind leaders that the world is watching as they gather to negotiate a deal aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C.

The video represents more than 500 persons from different backgrounds united around the idea that the conference must end up with meaningful agreements between the countries. The protagonists, who joined the artists after a call for participation, have been filmed separately, rotating themselves on a green background and united to create a representation of humanity. 3D from the British group Massive Attack has composed the original soundtrack.

“We expect decisions, we expect commitments, and we expect time frames,” Aronofsky, the controversial filmmaker behind Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, said in a statement on the project’s website. “It’s about people, from Tuvalu to New Orleans, whose lives are threatened by climate change. The world depends on a solution.” (Time)

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