2040: an innovative and uplifting film about climate change
What will life be like for us and for our children and grandchildren in the not- too-distant future, in the year 2040? Heatwaves? Droughts? Floods? Forest fires? Irreversible, runaway climate change?
The director of 2040, Damon Gameau, asked himself that very question, motivated by his concerns for his daughter, Velvet, who will be 25 in the year 2040.
Unlike other films that focus on a catastrophic future for humanity and all life on Earth, Damon Gameau’s film presents an unusually optimistic alternative, an antidote to doom and gloom images that fill us with a sense of helplessness.
He focuses on some of the best examples of practical actions and pioneering innovations that are being developed worldwide today and fast forwards to 2040 to see how they might help us to avert potential disaster. He doesn’t pretend it will be easy and it is clear we must take action without delay but if we rapidly learn to use the planet’s resources more wisely we can make a difference.
This is an inspirational, upbeat film that blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and clever visual effects to create a vision of how these solutions could regenerate the Earth for future generations.
This FREE film screening is sponsored by Chris Price Financial Consultancy, with refreshments afterwards provided by your friendly local Friends of the Earth group. There will be a brief optional discussion after the film which has a run-time of 90 minutes.
This is a PG film that we recommend as suitable for secondary school age children and we ask that children under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult.
Please remember that if you feel unwell or have a positive Covid 19 lateral flow test you should not attend.
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