2040
On Screen
Film On Demand

2040

in partnership with Science on Screen®
February 17

An accessible, informative and optimistic look at a possible future if we embrace today's best solutions to the climate crisis.

Convergence

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 change-makers that are pioneering solutions 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 dystopian future so often presented. 
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​​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 emphasize 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 ensures the film is both entertaining and educational, with the end goal being to inspire action and change. ​​This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to and to believe is possible. D: Damon Gameau, AUS, 2019, 1h32m

Programmed as part of the Convergence Series sponsored in part by the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society. Special thanks to the Dartmouth Sustainability Office.

An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

In partnership with Science on Screen®

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This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

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