XR Youth LA Staged a Synchronized Die-In at the Hollywood Sign on the Eve of the Academy Awards
On February 8, the day before the Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscar Awards, XR Youth LA assembled and hiked up to a vantage point below the world-famous Hollywood Sign and spelled the words 'Wake Up' with our bodies. The Hollywood sign is an iconic symbol of glamor and film history. But with Hollywood also comes a history of excess and discrimination, which are key roots of the climate emergency. Hollywood as a whole has not taken an acceptable stance on the climate crisis. Business as usual is killing us all, and every aspect of society needs to take urgent action on climate, including film and media. We demanded that Hollywood Tell The Truth about the climate crisis, Act Now to cut its emissions, and declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency at the Oscar Awards. Our message: there is no Hollywood on a dead planet!