September 21, 2020 – September 27, 2020
Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter, Velvet, and concern for the planet she will inherit, award-winning film 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 with along the way, Damon conjures a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented.
Aimed at a broad audience that includes children and their parents, 2040 is entertaining, educational, inspiring and “an exercise in fact based dreaming” about the future. This is the narrative the next generation needs to see, to aspire to, and to believe is possible.
Damon Gameau’s documentary is an accessible, informative and optimistic look at solutions to the climate crisis. Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
This is a hopeful, even sweet look at what the future could be like for the next generation if the world embraces actionable steps to save the Earth. Sandy Chen, Common Sense Media
2040 is available to watch anytime during ALL IN for Climate Action Week (12:00 a.m. on 9/21 to 11:59 p.m. on 9/27). Admission is FREE. Tickets available here: pickfordfilmcenter.com/climateactionweek
On Friday, September 25 from 6:30-8:00 pm the Multifaith Network for Climate Justice will host a moderated discussion led by David Roberts, scientist, local climate change expert, and facilitator of the City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan about the hopeful message this unique film offers. To register for the moderated discussion, please click here.
This event is sponsored by the Pickford Film Center and the Multi-faith Network for Climate Justice, in partnership with the Mt Baker Sierra Club, RE Sources, Climate Reality Project/Bellingham Chapter, 350.org/Bellingham Chapter, Sustainable Connections, Huxley College for the Environment, Sehome High School Environmental Club, 3 Oms Yoga, Stillpoint at Beckside, St. Paul’s Creation Care Ministry, and the City of Bellingham.
This event is part of the City’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events here.