Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2042-1869
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1877


This article explores pretrauma cinema as a genre and discusses the concept using as an example. The essay defines Kaplan’s theory of pretrauma cinema, outlines the potential failings, and explains how showcases the anxieties society has about the planet’s future, through mass consumerism, global warming, and mass waste.


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Keyword(s): ecocinema; environmentalism; genre theory; mass consumerism; sci-fi
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