A Complicité production in association with the Barbican, London, supported by Oxford Playhouse Supported by Arts Council England and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Can I Live?
Inspired by his experiences in environmental activism, Fehinti Balogun tells the story of how, as a Black British man, his path was forever changed by what he learnt about our planet. Can I Live? is his energising exploration of where the climate emergency and social justice meet.
Using hip-hop, spoken word and theatre, it is a call-to-arms to anyone who may have felt excluded from activism or anyone curious about how to get involved.
Can I Live? is a specially filmed performance prompting an urgent conversation about the lack of diversity at the heart of the British climate movement, shot on the Barbican main stage by Create Anything, a film production company dedicated to the stories of the Global Majority.
“I’m going to explain what climate emergency means to us practically – right now – from the perspective of a young Black man living in London. I want us to feel seen. To me it is resistance. It is activism.” Fehinti Balogun