Don’t miss this conversation between Neil Wilson and Iceland’s Andri Snaer Magnason on climate, social change and the power of the imagination
Andri is an acclaimed activist, author and filmmaker. The Casket of Time is a fantastical tale of time travel and environmental calamity. Teenage Sigrun is sick of all the apocalyptic news about the situation" and, worse, her parents' obsession with it. Sigrun's family - along with everyone else - decides to hibernate in their TimeBoxes(Reg TM), hoping for someone else to fix the world's problems . But when Sigrun's TimeBox(Reg TM) opens too early, she discovers an abandoned city overrun by wilderness and joins a band of kids who are helping a researcher named Grace solve the "situation."
The world, according to Grace, is under an ancient curse. There once was a princess named Obsidiana, who was trapped in time by the greedy king of Pangea. To protect Obsidiana from dark and gloomy days, the king put her in a crystal casket made of spider silk woven so tightly that time itself couldn't penetrate. The king's greed for power doomed his kingdom and the trapped princess. Sigrun sees eerie parallels between the tale of Obsidiana and the present-day crisis, and realizes it's up to her and her friends to break the ancient curse and fix the world.
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