How to Change the World – Milton Film Festival
Milton Film Festival 2016 is January 29-31. We are pleased to be the title sponsor for their Saturday screening of How to Change the World! Click here for the full lineup.
“In Vancouver, in 1971, we have the biggest concentration of tree huggers, draft dodgers, shit disturbing unionists, radical students, garbage dump stoppers, freeway fighters, pot smokers, vegetarians, nudists, Buddhists, fish preservationists and back-to-the-landers on the planet. And we are all hunted by the spectre of a dead world,” famously stated Bob Hunter when describing the conditions that gave rise to the most influential environmental activist movement in history: Greenpeace.
It was this motley crew of odd characters – reluctantly led by Hunter himself – that inspired the world’s collective imagination by challenging Nixon’s plans to use Alaska as a testing ground for nuclear bombs and taking on Russian whaling fleets by putting themselves directly in the way of the deadly harpoons.
Recipient of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing at Sundance, How to Change the World showcases never-before-seen footage of the early days of Greenpeace and turns them into inspiring and undeniable evidence that it is possible for the common man to change the course of history.