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Love In the Midst Of Climate Change is a short film that is highlighting ordinary people doing extraordinary things to survive and lead decent lives in the teeth of adverse circumstances. At its heart is the ambition to show the love we have for ourselves and one another which is our only hope to restore the planetary ecosystem. The short maps how climate change intersects with other forms of disadvantage like race, class, gender and sexual orientation. This film is shot through the eyes of everyday people’s lives in Newark, NJ, and Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Poet On Watch
  • Angela Williamston
  • Angela Williamston
  • Dr. Yvette Abrahams
  • Dr. Yvette Abrahams
    Key Cast
  • Tobias A. Fox
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa, United States
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  • Student Project:
  • University Of Capetown
    South Africa
    October 17, 2017
  • One 100 million Climate Change Jobs
    South Africa
  • Newark Science and Sustainability
    Newark, NJ
    United States
Distribution Information
  • Newark Women In Film
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Poet On Watch

Angela Williamston, also known as Poet On Watch, is the producer and director for Love In The Midst Of Climate Change. She is an award-winning film director, published poet and multi-media special events producer. P.O.W. authentically represents regionally specific sub-cultures and works to bridge conversations around race, class, and gender within multi-racial communities. Poet On Watch’s digital storytelling, media literacy education and oral history documentation workshops are offered to theater companies, universities, cultural organizations, and individual artists throughout The Americas, South Africa and Europe. Ms. Williamston is the founder and artistic director of Newark Women In Film @ /

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Director Statement

I write and make films out of the burning need to produce, publish and read the stories of women, queer people of color and the African/American Diaspora community; to witness these stories come alive in our hearts, on the screen, on the stage, in print, and in audio. I'm a multi-media artist because I am a part of a long herstory of poets, filmmaker, sound designers, visual artist, dancers, impact specialist, that are willing to tell the truth. I am, because I’m willing to push the edge in the language we speak so I can be a vessel for those that get stuck on the single narrative told about our lives