Australia, 2019, 92 min, DCP, Dir. Damon Gameau, Recommended for ages 8+, Together Films
“2040 points a practical, achievable path toward solutions, but its most important contribution is a sense that change is possible.” —Nell Minow, RogerEbert.com
"The status quo is unsustainable, and Gameau illustrates that transformative change is not only necessary but possible." — Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
This screening will be introduced by Matt Anderson (Resiliency and Sustainability Manager, City of Coral Gables), Commissioner Rhonda Anderson (City of Coral Gables), and Marlin Ebbert (Gables Cinema Board Chair and Sustainability Advisory Board Chair). Tickets are available at a reduced price of $8 for everyone.
Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. From marine permaculture to decentralized renewable energy projects, he discovered that people all over the world are taking matters into their own hands.
This journey is the central premise for the documentary ‘2040’, a story of hope that looks at 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.
This screening is presented in partnership with the City of Coral Gables and sponsored by Commissioner Rhonda Anderson and Marlin Ebbert.
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