Metamorphosis – A Poem for the Planet: Documentary Screening

  • 24 November 2022
  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • Xinhua Community Design Centre, Shanghai

Green Initiatives in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai will host its 142nd documentary screening with Metamorphosis on the 24th of November 2022. The film captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis.


A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper's film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another.

The film captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life.

But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation. Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world.

Post screening discussion and Q&A will be led by YU Linlin, Senior Manager of Shanghai Conservation Project at The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental nonprofit working to create a world where people and nature can thrive since 1951 and Francesca Valsecchi, Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai


  • 18:00 - 18:30 Registration
  • 18:30 - 18:45 Opening Remarks
  • 18:45 - 20:15 Film Screening
  • 20:15 - 21:00 Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A
  • 21:00 - 21:30 Drinks and Networking


  • Attendees are required to show valid 72-hour Green Health Code before entry
  • Film is in English with Chinese subtitles but the discussion will be in English
  • Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Special thanks to Vanilla Pepper for sponsoring healthy vegan ice cream.

Event Details

24 Nov 2022 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Xinhua Community Design Centre, Lane 345, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai
Jiaotong University