15 November 20207:00 pm
2040 – The Movie
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 his concern for the planet she will inherit, award winning director 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 along the way, Damon uses dramatic sequences and visual effects to envision a positive picture of what ‘could be’ instead of the dystopian future so often presented.
Aimed at both children and adults, serious issues are explored with humour and a lightness of touch. Experts are shrunk into animated scenes to help illustrate how the solutions will positively impact our lives and our planet. This film is both entertaining and educational, with the end goal being to inspire action and change.
People may be 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 of making changes that will mean not only that humanity and the planet has a future but that they will be able to thrive. This is a film not to be missed!
Reading Climate Festival is a week-long programme of free events to inspire action on climate change, curated by Reading Climate Action Network.