How to Change the World
Directed by Jerry Rothwell
How to Change the World
Directed by Jerry Rothwell (Jerry Rothwell is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature documentaries, Donor Unknown (More 4/Arte/CBC/PBS/VPRO) about a sperm donor and his many offspring which premier)
How to Change the World chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers - Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers - who set out to stop Richard Nixon's atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement. Greenpeace was founded on tight knit, passionate friendships forged in Vancouver in the early 1970s. Together they pioneered a template for environmental activism which mixed daring iconic feats and worldwide media: placing small rubber inflatables between harpooners and whales, blocking ice-breaking sealing ships with their bodies, spraying the pelts of baby seals with dye to make them valueless in the fur market. The group had a prescient understanding of the power of media, knowing that the advent of global mass communications meant that the image had become a more effective tool for change than the strike or the demonstration.
"There's no missing the polemical points being made or doubting the film is meant to inspire further action, but even hardened whale-eating oil oligarchs are likely to be charmed by the idealism and smarts of these audacious activists." - The Guardian
"...raw and vibrant...full of heart-wrenching imagery..." - Indiewire
- World Doc Special Jury Award: Editing, Sundance Film Festival 2015 Best Environmental Documentary, Sheffield Doc Fest 2015 Best Feature Film, Sebastopol Documentary Festival 2015 Best Feature Film, Global Visions Film Festival, 2015 Best Feature Film, Portland EcoFilm Festival 2015 Top Ten Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015 Candescent Award, Sundance Film Festival 2015
Interested in bringing How to Change the World to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
How to Change the World may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
RT' @r_emmet': The delirious poliziotteschi homage Let the Corpses Tan is coming to DVD and Blu-ray January 8th with an audio commentary by f…
Starting tomorrow at the' @QuadCinema' in New York, get in the mood for Halloween with Très Outré: The Sinister Visio…' https://t.co/kP35QPyMAm'
RT' @ScreenSlate': "Rollin's morbid yet ethereal sensibilities become more intoxicating the more time one spends immersed in them. Let the ca…
RT' @china_film': #SylviaChang, a fixture in Asian cinema, was given a torch to hold for her scene, casting it down when dripping wax burned…
RT' @QuadCinema': The devil grants Patricia Hermenier and Lieva Lone supernatural abilities to wreak revenge on a band of pirates who left th…
RT' @robcotto': Underrated Bobby. Underrated Bill. Underrated Richard Price. Coming soon on Blu-Ray from' @KinoLorber'' https://t.co/MJ0yM3NXtN'
Masters of horror Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., and John Carradine co-star in this terrifying class…' https://t.co/EYznfBRZY8'
RT' @CinemaBandwagon': #FilmClub is ready for' @KinoLorber' new restoration of THE ATOMIC CAFE on 10/20 as we only have 17 tickets remaining i…
RT' @TomiLaffly': It's that time of year. What is an already released, yet under-seen/under-the-radar movie you are passionate about this yea…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.