How to Change the World | 6 Oct 2015

 

 

Green On the Screen is back, kicking off the Autumn season with How to Change the World (2015), out now on general release.

 

This breathtaking documentary chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers and friends– Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement, Greenpeace.

At its heart is Bob Hunter, a charismatic journalist who managed to bind together the ‘mystics and the mechanics’ into a group with a single purpose, often at huge cost to himself.

The film spans the period from the first expedition to enter the nuclear test zone in 1971 through the first momentous whale and seal campaigns, and ends in 1979, when, victims of their own success, the founders gave away their central role to create Greenpeace International.

Combining interviews with the key players and hitherto unseen archive footage, How to Change the World brings these extraordinary characters and their, often dangerous, world alive as they undertake some of the most courageous and significant environmental protests in history.

Join us 6 October 2015, at Nanna’s 274b St Paul’s Rd, London N1 2LJ (map)

6.30 for 7pm start

Free admission (donations to help us cover licence fee very welcome!)

Bar and snacks available.