2040

Director of smash hit 'That Sugar Film' turns his upbeat approach to convincing people they can influence the well-being of the planet

Showing Times

Wed 26 Feb 18:30

Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4 year old daughter will inherit when she's 21, filmmaker Damon Gameau embarked on a global journey to see what the future holds. Benefiting from his skill to turn complex ideas into accessible chunks, Gameau talks with innovators and changemakers working in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. He draws on their expertise to identify the best solutions available to us now; ways to improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it.

What Damon discovered on his journey is that, in areas as diverse as marine permaculture to decentralised renewable energy projects, people are already taking matters into their own hands.  The film presents the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming - and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what could be, instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented with.  "A compelling vision... let yourself be persuaded." - Cristina Figueres, lead negotiator of the Paris Climate Accord

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Paul Stephens, Extinction Rebellion Brent; Andrew Lawrence, Friends of the Earth Brent; and Chloë McGill from Patoka, a zero waste shop in Wembley.

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Film Information

Duration:
92 mins
Subtitled:
No
Certificate:
PG

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