Recently, I attended a Q&A screening of 2040, a new documentary film by the same people who brought “That Sugar Film”. The film documents the year 2040, and the world that Award-winning director Damon Gameau hopes that his daughter will live in. Every single person who is a part o the Zero Waste movement, or any other environmentally conscious movement should rush out and see this film immediately – and here is why.
Before I saw this film, I thought about the name, and the little I knew about the premise. The year 2040 – what did I think the world would be at this stage? Without going into too much gory detail – what I imagined wasn’t pretty, and it sent me into a tailspin of worry about the planet and our future.
Seeing this film changed my outlook. Not only does this amazing film shed light on industries and people who are quietly making a difference, but it also reinforced what Greta Thunberg said recently. We really do have everything we need right now to save the planet – we just have to put it into action.
Furthermore, I thought I was pretty well educated on all things waste reduction, but it turns out, there are some pretty amazing things happening to reduce our impact on the planet – often in the places, you would least expect it. I don’t want to give away too much, but it is well worth the watch to learn what anyone, no matter their means or access, can do to save the planet.
Have you seen 2040 yet? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. The movie is released in cinemas on May 23rd!