Carly Baker | Editor Carly Baker | Editor

Directed by Frankie Turk & Swantje Furtak

In Death is Life is a short film about the tensions and interconnections of people and peatlands in rural Ireland.

The story is told through the voices of Bernie, Tommy, and Caitlin, who each hold a different perspective on the past, present and future of the bog.

Despite taking up just 3% of our planet’s land-surface, peatlands are the largest terrestrial carbon store on Earth. As the climate crisis deepens, the restoration and rewetting of peatlands is a chance to lower emissions and build climate resilience.

But these ancient and precious ecosystems are much more than their carbon storage - and their restoration must start with a profound understanding of our relationship to these lands.

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