Carbon shows how Europe was built on fossil fuels over the past 100 years, and how it was torn apart by wars that were the result of these same fossil fuels. During three trips, to Ukraine, Italy and Iraq, filmmaker Manu Riche explains how he and his French-German family are inseparably connected to the fate of the Iraqi filmmaker and refugee Hayder Helo.
Fossil fuels have dominated our history for the past 150 years. More than anything else, they have empowered mankind to dominate the earth. But now the earth is turning against man. This era has to come to an end. Carbon doesn't set out to describe the factual state of our world, nor present a numerical analysis. Instead, it explores how we got here, what caused us to reach this tipping point, the psychology and philosophy that underlie this debacle. And, what kind of story might yet offer us a way out.