Movie Review: 2040

For anyone who saw That Sugar Film you’ll want to line up to see Damon  Gameau’s latest movie, 2040.

Watch: 2040 Trailer

In his latest documentary Gameau once again wonders about his family’s future, this time focusing on the health of the environment they’ll live in, rather than their own.

Looking through the eyes of his 4 year old daughter as she grows up, Gameau asks the question, how can we help address the issue with what we have available right now?

While there are some difficult images to take in, the film concentrates on what the future could look like by the year 2040, if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet positive results.

Gameau’s draws on his Python-esk documentary style to help ease the message and once again, it works.

Sitting in an audience of teachers, as they clapped their approval, it was fantastic to hear that the film will become part of the school curriculum. not many directors get to say that.

It was also pleasing to note how many initiatives are already in place or well on their way in Perth e.g driverless cars thanks in part to the RAC.

I love the way the experts are shown as tiny versions of themselves, and it was good to hear Gameau acknowledge the fact that he flew around the world while making the documentary.

Make sure you stay until the credits.

Have loved this guy since his initial Tropfest movies.

For more information go to Luna cinemas.

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Glennys Marsdon
Glennys Marsdon
Most kids grow out of asking ‘but why’, Glennys didn’t. So she trained as a psychologist and established The Customers’ Voice, consumer psychology consultancy in 2000, where she researches why we do what we do. After losing her partner in 2005 she understood the importance of making the most out of life, and began The Ponder Room blog, to help people do just that. By ‘having a go’ she now has a monthly column in a magazine, three non-fiction books published, been nominated for a Telstra Business Women’s Award, and profiled by US internet guru Seth Godin in a worldwide competition about people making a difference. She firmly believes in living a positive life and following your passion.