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How To Change The World

Year: 2015

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 110 mins

Starring: Robert Hunter, Paul Watson, Patrick Moore, Rex Weyler, Paul Spong, Bobbi Hunter, Emily Hunter

Director: Jerry Rothwell

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In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon's atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, a tiny island off the west coast of Alaska. It was from these humble but brave beginnings that Greenpeace was born. Chronicling the untold story of the birth of the modern environmental movement and with access to dramatic archive footage that has not been seen for over 40 years, the film centres on eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of the global organization we now know as Greenpeace. Alongside a group of like-minded and idealistic young friends in the ‘70s, Hunter would be instrumental in altering the way we look at the world and our place within it.
These campaigning pioneers captured their daring and sometimes jaw-dropping actions on film and from this vivid archive director Jerry Rothwell has made a thrilling, sometimes terrifying film.