On Tuesday night my friend Andrea Funke and I hosted a screening of Damon Gameau's documentary 2040 join the regeneration. It was a fantastic film and a wonderful night of community coming together to learn about how the future could look.
The film had the concept that he was looking ahead at how his daughter’s future could be with the agreement that he could only explore ideas that are currently available. It was uplifting to focus on what can be done versus what is falling apart or isn't happening.
The film took us through automated cars in Singapore, solar powered grids in Bangladesh that are owned by its citizens, farming seaweed in the ocean to restore our coral and marine life and much more. The power grids fascinated me, and it made the audience curious why we cannot have this in Australia. Our two panel speakers after the film Richard Reina, and Stathi Paxinos explained why our demand here for the current technology working in smaller countries would not yet work here.
Without spoiling the film for those of you who haven't yet seen it, I want you to know this is a film for all ages. kids can watch it though younger than say 8 would probably get bored and restless. But above all it is showing us there are solutions, viable ones and that if we can start taking steps ourselves in our day to day life and put pressure on our politicians then magnificent things can happen.
I encourage you all to go check it out and you can find local screenings at www.fan-force.com. Andrea and I are also setting up the next screening and we will be hosting two screenings of The Portal which I know you will be keen to see! The link to the trailer is here https://fan-force.com/films/the-portal/