the end is near

Video 2021

The end is near denounces the environmental damage that lies within the celebration and mass consumption of Mexican culture from a position of geopolitical power. Mexico is a country that has found itself characterised as the main route for drug exportation, production, and tourism. The great task of controlling production and exportation in Mexican soil has submerged regulatory systems in corruption, leading to a decade of scathing violence. Environmental activists, indigenous communities, and agricultural workers have had no choice than to succumb to drug cartels. According to Global Witness, in 2020 Mexico registered 30 lethal attacks on environmental activists, 50% on indigenous communities, 95% not prosecuted, being the second most dangerous country to fight for environmental rights. The end is near exposes a sociopolitical reality caused by the global demand for instant pleasure, that goes beyond the general conception of climate change.