Jerry Rothwell
How to change the world
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How to change the world

Jerry Rothwell

How to change the world

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone and their protest captures the world’s imagination, giving birth to Greenpeace and defining the modern green movement.

2014
106 min.
United Kingdom and Canada
English
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

Projeccions

Jerry Rothwell
How to change the world
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
Jerry Rothwell
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Co-production
Met Film, Daniel Film, Insight Productions
Screenplay
Jerry Rothwell
Editing
James Scott
DOP
Benjamin Lichty
Archive Producer
Elizabeth Klinck, Lloyd Davies
Synopsis

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone and their protest captures the world’s imagination, giving birth to Greenpeace and defining the modern green movement. Media savvy from the beginning, these pioneers captured their seat-oftheir pants activist adventures on 16mm film. From this vivid archive and sly narration by Robert Hunter, an early guiding force of the organization, Jerry Rothwell has created a thrilling, sometimes terrifying film. When youthful energy comes up against the complexities of a growing organization, and idealism meets compromise, the group find their battle to save the planet forces them also to fight each other. This insightful film is also a vibrant, moving reflection on the struggle to balance the political and the personal.

About the direction
Jerry Rothwell

Jerry Rothwell

Director

JERRY ROTHWELL is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature documentarie...

Awards and festivals

Grierson Award, Best Documentary on a Contemporary Theme
UK, 2016
Sundance Film Festival, World Doc Special Jury Award: Editing
USA, 2015
Candescent Award, Sundance Film Festival
USA, 2015
Sheffield DocFest, Best Environmental Film
UK, 2015
Reykjavik International Film festival, Best Documentary
Iceland, 2015
Canadian Screen Awards, Best Archive Research
Canada, 2017
Canadian Screen Awards, Best Documentary Editing
Canada, 2016
CinemAmbiente Festival, Turin, Audience Award
Italy, 2015
South Korea Green Film Festival, Audience Award
South Korea, 2016
South Korea Green Film Festival , Best Feature Film
South Korea, 2016
Sebastopol Documentary Festival, Best Feature
Rusia, 2015
HRFF Inconvenient Films Festival, Audience Award
Netherlands, 2016
American Conservation Film Festival, Green Spark Award
USA, 2016
Portland EcoFilm Festival, Best Feature Film
USA, 2015
Global Visions, Best Canadian Feature
UK, 2015
Hot Docs Top Ten Audience Favourite
Canada, 2015
International Documentary Prize, Planeta Doc
Brazil, 2015
British Independent Film Awards, Nomination – Best Documentary
UK, 2015
Cinema For Peace Awards, Nomination – Best Green Film
Germany, 2015
RealScreen Awards – Nomination – Best Archive-Based Programme
International, 2016
Banff International Television Festival, Nomination – Rockie Award
Canada, 2016
Canadian Screen Awards – Nomination – Best Documentary
Canada, 2016
Rose D’Or Awards – Nomination – Best Factual Entertainment
Switzerland, 2016
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