Shrewsbury School

Eco Committee to host screening of climate film

Friday 24 September 2021

The pupil-led Eco Committee at Shrewsbury School are pleased to announce that they are hosting the screening of 2040 at the Barnes Theatre on Friday 1st October at 7.15pm. 

Following its world premiere at Berlinale ‘19, Damon Gameau brings 2040, his visionary film which offers new hope to the climate crisis conversation, to UK audiences. The Eco Committee are proud to partner with Together Films to bring 2040 to Shrewsbury School.   

Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Damon Gameau, Australian award-winning director (That Sugar Film, 2015) and actor, embarks on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers to discover what the future of the planet could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us, and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. 

Guided by the voices of 100 child interviewees aged between 6 and 11 who describe the kind of world they would like to see by the year 2040, Damon draws on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, education, agriculture and sustainability to conjure a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the current dystopian future we are so often presented. 

Parents are warmly welcome to join for the free screening, please email Head of the Eco Committee Jackie Matthews at jam@shrewsbury.org.uk for tickets.  

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