The 2040 journey began with award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film). Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. From marine permaculture to decentralised renewable energy projects, he discovered that people all over the world are taking matters into their own hands.
This journey is the central premise for the documentary 2040, a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what ‘could be’, instead of the dystopian future we are so often presented.
Our Hyde & Seek screening on 7th December will be introduced by Alex Sobel, who is currently standing for re-election as MP for Leeds North West and is a member of Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee.
Alex is joining us to talk about how Leeds' is responding to the climate emergency including the Leeds Climate Commission. Established in 2017 the Leeds Climate Commission aims to help Leeds to make a positive choice on issues relating to energy, carbon, weather and climate.