How To Change The World
  • Year2015
  • Duration109 min

The idea was simple: send a boat to bear witness, in the Quaker tradition, at the scene of a crime. When journalist turned environmentalist Bob Hunter carried out this plan, with a handful of other peaceniks, an ecological revolution was born. How to Change the World takes us through the eventful early years of Greenpeace, from hiring a fishing boat to sail into nuclear testing waters in 1971, to the establishment of Greenpeace International in 1979. Director Jerry Rothwell's confident, breezy and layered style suits the group itself - an unlikely collection of mystics and mechanics. The huge media interest they attracted from their first save-the-whale-mission thrust the group into the international limelight, and fractures quickly developed. Rich archive and animation is interwoven with outspoken and sometimes conflicting interviews with Greanpeace founders, including Sea Shephard head Paul Watson, who admits he never bought into the "bear witness" ethos.

Carol Nahra

  • Director(s): Jerry Rothwell
  • Producer(s): Bous De Jong, Al Morrow
  • Country: Canada, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
  • Website: www.howtochangetheworldmovie.com
Director Filmography
Town of Runners
2012
Donor Unknown
2010
Heavy Load
2008
Deep Water
2006
Credits
Executive Producer(s):
Jonny Persey, Stewart Le Marechal, David Nicholas Wilkinson, John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby
Supervising Producer(s):
John Murray
Editor(s):
James Scott
Archive Producer(s):
Elizabeth Klinck
Cinematographer(s):
Ben Lichty
Music(s):
Lesley Barbar
Associate Producer(s):
Tanya Low
Narrator(s):
Barry Pepper
Sound Designer(s):
Vincent Watts
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