This animated film follows the life of a small robot called WALL-E. He spends his days collecting garbage on a deserted Earth, made uninhabitable by human behaviour. When he is visited by a probe, EVE, he falls madly in love with her and follows her across the galaxy back to her spaceship. There, on the starship Axiom, he is confronted with the development of humanity following earth’s destruction. Humans have succumbed to their laziness, letting machines cater to their every whim…
Both a tale of romance and climate change, the film tackles many issues related to over-consumption in our modern society. The film opens up space for discussions around consumerism, obesity, environmental destruction and waste management among others. It could be used as part of an interdisciplinary project on climate change in collaboration with subjects like Politics or Biology.
WALL-E. Directed by Andrew Stanton, Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures, 2008. 97 min., FSK 0