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Quick summary: 2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Find out how to screen the film here.

These lessons are designed to tune your students into the concepts covered in the film, and deep dive into the challenges presented. The lessons in this unit can be used in isolation or they can be mixed and matched in any sequence that suits your curriculum planning. No matter which lessons you complete from this unit, we recommend that you finish your investigation of 2040 by conducting the social action lesson, 2040 – Taking Action For Your 2040 – Years 5 & 6. This lesson allows students to extend their learning and take real-world action for a better future. 

2040 will only be available in cinemas for the first part of 2019 and you can make a group booking for your class at your local cinema during the film’s theatrical release which starts on May 23. These lessons have been designed with a media library to support teachers. The film will be available on video-on-demand and DVD later in 2019.

2040 is proudly distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment.

Cool Australia, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.