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Run Time: 92 minutes
What might the world look like in 2040? According to most research, with our current CO2 output, not great. But here’s a different question: What if we fully embraced and implemented all of the best environmental solutions already available to us? Then what might the world look like in 20 years? In an effort to answer the second question, film director Damon Gameau sets out on an international journey to find the world’s best technology for a more sustainable future with his young daughter in mind. On his many stops around the globe (including one in Oberlin, Ohio!), Gameau meets with a variety of experts to discuss topics ranging from transportation to agriculture to ocean regeneration, proving that we already have everything we need to improve the planet. All we have to do now is invest in and spread these systems into mainstream culture. 2040 is not your typical environmental documentary. With its refreshingly imaginative and hopeful message, you might actually leave the theater feeling better than you did going in. — G.S.
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:45 PM ET
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6:45 PM ET
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 1:45 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
Global Health Competition
Nick Batzias, Virginia Whitwell, Anna Kaplan, Damon Gameau