Rainy Season

Film by Angelina Lee © 2022

Cities going underwater. Regions drying out. Sea levels rising. Raging wildfires. The Anthropocene is a time of paradox, intensifying both fiery and watery catastrophes across the globe. Rainy Season comments on the unique ecological despair of the drought-stricken American West through abstract visual poetry.

A winged Voice muses on the hyperbolic loss that climate change induces in two discrete Californian habitats, its dry chaparral and underwater coastal fauna. The poem was originally built around a core of facts about the history of Fiji Hill behind Occidental College.