Plant geneticist Dr. Joanne Chory is on a mission — to supercharge plants to pull carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it deep in Earth’s soil, single-handedly halving the pace of climate change. But time is running out. And it’s not just the ticking clock of ecological collapse: Dr. Chory’s has advanced Parkinson’s disease.
About the Filmmakers
Brett cut his teeth as a commercial director before transitioning to filmmaking with a handful of documentary and narrative projects , YOUTH, which won a variety of jury awards and played at more than 30 festivals, including Cannes. His documentary films have been commissioned or featured by Patagonia, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and National Geographic. And his most recent film Eco-Hack! won the Audience Award for Best Short Doc at Hot Docs and premiered with The New Yorker. In previous lives, he studied ceramic sculpture at UC Berkeley, drove an old Buick from San Francisco to Argentina, and helped Nate Silver launch Five Thirty-Eight in 2008.
Josh Izenberg is a documentary filmmaker based in the California Bay Area. His film, SLOMO (2013), won over a dozen awards, including best short documentary at SXSW, premiered as a New York Times Op-Doc, and was shortlisted for an Academy Award. His subsequent film, the Netflix Original, Resurface, won the Jury Prize at Tribeca and was nominated for an Emmy. He’s since co-directed the short documentaries Game Hawker (2022) for Patagonia Films and Eco-Hack!, which won an audience award at Hot Docs and premiered with The New Yorker.