Dear Future Generations: Sorry



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Dear Future Generations: Sorry
Prince Ea

Richard Williams aka ‘Prince Ea’ reflects in his powerful and ecocritical spoken-word-poem on a dystopian future of our world, which was destroyed by environmental pollution, the devastating deforestation of the rainforests and exhausted consumerism. The speaker apologises in front of the ‘future generation’ for not taking responsibility for the planet’s biodiversity – for putting profit over people and nature. Finally, the voice offers a paradigm shift, outlining and demanding to stop climate change and the destruction of nature by saving water, practising ethical consumerism and reducing our carbon footprint to save our world.

The spoken-word-poem is suitable for interdisciplinary teaching with the subject of Biology and Geography or a cross-curricular project on environmental awareness. As the poem is used as an advert, teachers might discuss product placement with their pupils.

· · 2015

Critical edition

Williams, Richard. "Dear Future Generations: Sorry." YouTube, Prince Ea, 20. April 2015. 6 min., Website

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In favour of this entry

  • Addresses current affairs
  • Charged with meaning
  • Intercultural perspectives
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices
  • Students can identify with the text