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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 at the here.

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.

These lessons are designed to tune your students in to the concepts covered in the film, and to better prepare them for viewing. Each lesson will immerse students in and connect with the documentary film 2040. Students will then be better equipped to watch the 2040 documentary and explore existing solutions to the filmmaker’s concerns about the future. Finally, students reflect on their experiences of the film.

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.