Amid yet another destructive wildfire season in southern California, the Pakistani American filmmaker Sindha Agha found herself deeply upset by the seemingly apocalyptic present and her anxieties about an even worse climate future. Unable to work, sleep or feel joy in everyday life, she seeks answers in the field of ‘climate psychology’, and learns that she is very much not alone. Delivered in Agha’s signature earnest-yet-comedic video-essay style, her short film Everything Wrong and Nowhere to Go tracks her search for relief, eventually leading her to the ‘climate therapist’ Leslie Davenport. Mining her fearful thoughts and therapy sessions with Davenport, Agha contemplates what it means to find degrees of inner peace and resilience in the face of real threats and genuine uncertainty.
Director: Sindha Agha
Producer: Elizabeth Woodward