A regular day delivering Earth Command's letters from the future to past leaders turns upside down for sisters Casey and Star. Their time travel system glitches, forcing Star into unfamiliar protocol to complete their assignment and return home.
Meet the Team
Lead actor and writer, Anele Lundborg, who also co-directed the film alongside her husband Corban Lundborg, is from the Xhosa tribe of people and Xesibe clan in South Africa. Anele uses her heritage and homeland as inspiration for this short film. The two creators, inspired to take action against plastic waste turn to film making to encourage people to be better stewards of our earth.
-Just 10 rivers across Africa and Asia carry 90% of the plastic that ends up in our oceans.
-Along the South African coast, there are over 3,000 plastic particles every square kilometer.
-Over 1 million tons of plastic are thrown away in South Africa every year.
-Approximately 500 shipping containers of waste is dumped in Africa every month.
-In the last study, only 10% of all trash produced in Africa was recycled.
-An immeasurable number of towns across the continent have no official waste collection service, meaning there is nowhere for litter to go. (source: africanimpact.com)
'Longing For Eden' is a sci-fi adventure about an imagined future experience of two African sisters, inspired by the current reality of the state of the plastic waste epidemic not just in Africa but around the world. The CALM team hopes to bring light to the realities of our world in imaginative and diverse ways through their storytelling.