The story of the Greenpeace pioneers
How to Change the World chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers – hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists and draft dodgers – who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Alaska, and ended up creating the worldwide green movement. How To Change The World draws on interviews with the key players and hitherto unseen archive footage, which brings these extraordinary characters and their intense, sometimes eccentric and often dangerous worlds alive. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jerry Rothwell, who will undoubtedly be able to provide an added dimension of unique insight to these characters and their vitally important movement. This event is hosted by The Frontline Club. With a history rooted in the freelance video news industry, the Club exists to promote freedom of expression and supports journalists, cameramen and photographers who risk their lives in the course of their work. "The goldmine of 16mm color footage...is in mint condition, showing the excitement and fun of the movement in its earliest days." – Variety "The documentary explores the clash of egos that can occur when even the best-laid plans start to become bigger than any one man or woman." – National Post Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes.
"The visionary Greenpeace co-founder may no longer be with us, but his legacy lives on in this powerful film."