Better Late Than Never

Presented by This Egg, Part of motherEarth International

Available on-line until 7 January 2023

UK. The hottest year on record.
Taiwan. The coastline is eroding. 正受侵蝕的海岸線
Ukraine. The landscape is being destroyed by war. Україна. Пейзаж, що руйнується через війну.
Brazil. Endless consumerism is suffocating nature. O consumismo sem fim esta sufocando a Natureza
Argentina. The land is being mined for oil. La tierra está siendo explotada para obtener petróleo.
India. Soil is dying. मिट्टी मर रही है
Mexico. The clean water is being extracted by corporations. El agua potable esta siendo extraída por las corporaciones.
Indonesia. The trees are being hacked down. Pohon-pohon ditebang tanpa perencanaan.
Denmark. Nothing grows where the coal was dumped. Intet vokser, hvor kullet blev dumpet.

This is not a drill.

Better Late Than Never is a dance film responding to the climate and ecological crisis. Captured collaboratively across 9 different countries, the film highlights the various emergencies we are facing today.

Featuring a contrast of breathtaking landscapes and a clash of enchanting movement, Better Late Than Never invites you to reconnect with the planet we live on.

motherEarth international is a ThisEgg project created by teams across the world. It currently includes films, podcasts and photography responding to the climate and ecological emergency. Find out more at or @motherEarth_int on Twitter and Instagram

motherEarth International is supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action, a global programme exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology.

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14 minutes

  • The film explores themes of the climate emergency. This film contains short sequences of very fast cuts between scenes and some flickering images.

An Audio Described version of the film is available here: Better Late Than Never Audio Described

  • Click “Sat 7 Jan 0:00” to purchase your virtual ticket which allows you to watch this film online until Sat 7 Jan
  • Online Tickets are available on a Pay What You Decide basis – so you can choose to either pay £0, £5 or £7.50
  • A portion of all online ticket sales will go directly to the artists.