Georges River Council is bringing a free screening of the documentary 2040 to Hurstville, where award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a venture in search of solutions for global warming.
The new film describes itself as 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."
Concerned about his young daughter's future, Damon travels the globe to promote a vision of a much more sustainable world in 20 years.
The Director incorporates dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects, resulting in an uplifting documentary which stands as a beacon of hope, in stark contrast to the dire climate crisis scenario that is more typically presented.
Following the screening, attendees will enjoy a Q&A panel discussion with eco-warriors Natalie Isaacs (1 Million Women), Monica Richter (World Wildlife Fund) and Rickie-Lee McLaurin-Smith (UNSW), to discuss topics raised in the film and the changes that individuals can make to help move towards the 2040 presented in the film.
Natalie Isaacs is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 1 Million Women, a global movement of women and girls who take practical action to fight climate change by changing the way they live.
Under Natalie's leadership, 1 Million Women has become one of Australia's largest networks acting on climate change, and has grown to more than 900,000 women.
Natalie is Australian Geographic Society's 2017 Conservationist of the Year. In October 2018, she launched her book 'Every Woman's guide to saving the planet'.
Monica Richter is Senior Manager, Low Carbon Futures Program, WWF- Australia and Project Director, Business Renewables Centre - Australia
She is an economist and social ecologist with extensive experience in environmental sustainability and an interest in accelerating the uptake of low carbon solutions.
Monica's recent career highlights include establishing the WWF Renewable Energy
Buyers Forum and subsequently the Business Renewables Centre-Australia.
Rickie-Lee McLaurin, Founder of Whnau, a company that is making it possible to buy fresh fruit and vegetables at every corner store.
She led the Keeping Randwick's Trees campaign, which helped save hundreds of trees from destruction during a major state government transport project.
Free screening of 2040 with panel discussion
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Address: Civic Theatre, 16 Macmahon Street, Hurstville
Register: Tickets are strictly limited; register at https://bit.ly/2N9Kmkm