By Allie Gregory
Continuing his campaign for saviour of the planet, Joaquin Phoenix has appeared in a Shaun Monson-directed film titled Guardians of Life — a two-minute short that “centres on the near-critical stage of the climate crisis the planet is facing.”
The film arrives today in part from Extinction Rebellion and Amazon Watch and stars Phoenix alongside Rosario Dawson, Matthew Modine, the Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., Adria Arjona, Oona Chaplin and Q’orianka Kilcher.
In the film, after ER doctors fail to resuscitate a mystery patient, an Indigenous nurse hops up on to the operating table to revive them. The camera pans away to reveal the patient was planet Earth all along.