2040 is a hybrid documentary feature film that deals with the horrors of climate change and human impact on the earth in a refreshingly positive way — by envisioning a prosperous future and a healed earth, achieved with the systems and technologies that are already available to us. A blueprint to reach a healthy 2040, rather than the dystopia we are currently heading for.
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 four-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.
The practical and educational campaign that has been built around this film is a vital part of the experience, and the film is already having great impact wherever it is shown. Audiences are encouraged to join ‘The Regeneration”, a global movement committed to learning about, contributing to, advocating for and investing in regenerative solutions that improve the wellbeing of the planet, all people and all living systems. There are so many solutions available to some of our biggest dilemmas — this film shines a light on them and calls us to action, in an entertaining and uplifting way.
2040 has also partnered with the curriculum experts at Cool Australia to build a comprehensive package of units of work for upper primary and secondary schools. These free lesson plans are learning recipes for teachers that utilise short clips from the film to support classroom learning, providing step-by-step instructions, student worksheets and engaging content — all mapped to the Australian Curriculum. The first release of lesson plans are now available on the Cool Australia website.
Please join us at the ARTSLAB for this special screening. Seats are limited and bookings are essential.