2040: Envisioning an Innovative Future – a review
I am a mum, a teacher and Permablitz designer and this week I was invited to a teacher’s preview of Australian writer and director Damon Gameau’s latest film, 2040.
2040 is a feature-length documentary that is based around conversations between Gameau and his 4-year-old daughter, Velvet, and presents an inspiring pathway for change towards a more positive and sustainable future.
In the film, Damon Gameau travels the globe, interviewing young children and meeting with entrepreneurs and change makers, such as Paul Hawken and Kate Raworth. The film explores concepts such as climate change, carbon sequestration, economics, renewable energy, transport, technology and regenerative agriculture. Through a series of flash-forwards to 2040, Gameau uses dramatized sequences, animation and very cool visual effects to portray an inspiring and positive imagining of what our world might look like in 2040.
This beautiful and well-researched documentary is suitable for both children and adults, and is essential viewing for everyone who cares about the future of our planet. The film is being shown in cinemas in Melbourne in May, and its release is accompanied by a book publication, 2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration.