April 22, 2015 - “What Hamlet was for the first time was a character who was questioning his place in the universe,” Founder and CEO of Me2Umedia Paul Lussier declared a few Fridays ago at the symposium that kicked off the 2015 Environmental Film Festival at Yale. “People were starting to believe that God was not the answer to all of their behaviors, all of their moral codes, that there was something other. Hamlet was the eco-story of its time.”
But the era that Hamlet helped usher in is quickly coming to a close. We are now in the anthropocene, a new geological period in which man’s activities are having a substantive and irreversible impact on the planet’s ecosystems.