2040 the Documentary @ Perry Street Cinemas
This inspiring and motivating film is coming to Perry St Cinemas Batemans Bay this Saturday May 25th and will be screened for a week three sessions per day. Bring your friends and your children and get excited about the future!
From Damon Gameau, the director of That Sugar Film, comes #2040film. An aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller. Drawing on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, agriculture and sustainability, 2040 maps out a pathway for change that can lead us to a more ecologically sustainable and equitable future. Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Damon Gameau embarks on a global journey to meet the innovators and change makers pioneering the best solutions already available to us today to improve the health of our planet and societies. Inspired by these discoveries and guided by the many children he consults with along the way, Damon interweaves dramatic sequences and high-end visual effects to conjure a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the current dystopian future we are so often presented. Aimed at a broad audience that includes children and their parents, serious information is delivered with irreverence and humour. Experts are shrunk into scenes to emphasise a point, animation makes the invisible visible and visual effects show how scaling these solutions by 2040 will positively impact our lives and our planet. This rich visual approach combined with the structure of an intimate letter to a daughter from her father allows for lightness and cheekiness, ensuring the film is both entertaining and educational, with the end goal being to inspire action and change Many academics believe that people become inactive or paralysed on this topic because it all just feels too overwhelming and alarming. 2040 is an aspirational film full of hope about the possibility to make changes that will shift the course for humanity and the planet. This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible. "On Sunday, after the election I woke up in despair and burst into tears. I work as an Osteopath and I see so many people suffering with chronic pain, anxiety and diabetes and often feel overwhelmed by how much our diets, our stress and pain medications are destroying our health and how nobody really wants to make a change. I was angry at the system and frustrated at how sad and helpless I felt and angry for reading and learning about it all and for wanting to make a change but not knowing how.I was so upset that I didn’t want to read one more thing about climate change and I deleted all my social media accounts and the news on my phone. Although I had pre-booked to see 2040 I decided that I wasn’t going to go because I couldn’t handle any more bad news.I am so glad that I decided to go at the last minute. The film was outstanding and covered such a large amount of positive solutions. It is just what I needed and I went straight online after the film and signed up to carbon8 and the regeneration movement. It's a small start, but more importantly I feel more empowered than ever to make a change.The tools you have provided through your film and the website are going to help people in a much more profound way than you all can imagine.I also think that if I continue to focus on the solutions, and the people out there who are already doing a lot of good work to help people live healthier lifestyles and to help face climate change then I will not only be much more informed to educate people, but my own mental health as a carer will benefit from it as well.Once again thank you, thank you, thank you. Kind Regards, Loren Gribble