The 11th Hour

The 11th Hour from Christine Ren on Vimeo.

I don’t think climate change is only about whether you believe or not anymore. About who’s right and who’s wrong, and how to shove more facts at people. What if we started framing climate change as a measure of our character? In how willing we are to hear each other, and have hard conversations?

And what if through that process, we can achieve the sense of unity we need in order to collaborate collectively on sustainable solutions that will ensure our survival and this planet’s?

The goal of this imagery series, The 11th Hour, was a narrative campaign built around the creation of a surreal character; an imagined mistress time keeper reflecting back to us a message that time is running out for our blue marble planet. But in the 11th hour, the last moment in which change is possible, we can create an energy revolution and give nature her chance.

With these photos, my sincerest hope is to spark conversations and inspire scientific inquiry. Because I want to hand future generations a climate system that is still within their control, that gifts them the beauty awe and splendor of mother nature’s ecosystems.

And if you feel the same, then please, go see the film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

And if you want to find your own truth and explore climate science and its implications for yourself, is an amazing resource for breaking down the latest peer reviewed literature on this topic.

In the end, my message with this campaign is not about the challenge though, but about the opportunity, beecause it’s our generation that gets to change the world… forever.

A project in support of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power​ ( and Skeptical Science​ (


Art direction & modeling: Christine Ren (
Photography: Jose G. Cano (
Prop master: Noah McGinley (
Composite edits: Christine Ren
Hair & MUA: : Kungy Gay Cano
BTS footage: Adam J. Richman (, Christine Ren
Video edit: Christine Ren Films (
Assistants: Emma Porteus, Caroline Trembath

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