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'We Can Be Whatever We Have the Courage to See': New Video From AOC Envisions a #GreenNewDeal Future

"This beautiful film helps us imagine a different version of ourselves, and a future in which we decided to come together in the face of crisis, rather than surrender and fall apart."

A new video from The Intercept and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez presents a hopeful vision of the future.

A new video from The Intercept and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez presents a hopeful vision of the future. (Photo: screenshot, YouTube)

"Before we can win a Green New Deal, we need to be able to close our eyes and imagine it. We can be whatever we have the courage to see."

That was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) expressing one of the messages behind an urgent video on climate change released Wednesday by The Intercept

The video, "A Message From the Future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," was produced by The Intercept's Naomi Klein. Narrated by Ocasio-Cortez, the short film is presented as a look back to the present day from a future in which the Green New Deal passed Congress and reshaped America and the planet for the better. 

The video features art from Molly Crabapple and was written by Ocasio-Cortez and Avi Lewis. It was co-directed by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt.

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"Despite all the horrors of climate change that we have seen and continue to see," said Crabapple, "we can save ourselves, accomplish brave, beautiful, and world-changing things."

Klein pointed to the hope the video could give to people interested in working to change the planet for the better. 

"This beautiful film helps us imagine a different version of ourselves, and a future in which we decided to come together in the face of crisis, rather than surrender and fall apart," said Klein.

Watch the video here:

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