By Rebecca Flannagan
St. Tiernan’s Green-Schools Committee join 160 fellow students for a screening of the 2040 film:
To celebrate Climate Action Week 2019, Green-Schools had two screening of the 2040 film taking place in the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and as part of the Cork Film Festival. Students from the St. Tiernan’s Green-Schools Committee joined 160 fellow Green-Schools students for the second Dublin screening of the 2040 film on November 13th.
The movie showcases a vision of a world in 2040, where filmmaker Damon Gameau hopes his young daughter can have a positive future following potential new approaches and solutions to global warming.
Irish Film Institute’s Head of Education, Alicia McGivern, launched the screening with an inspiring introduction:
“Cinema is a place of imagination, often of dreams, fantasies and futures. But it very often depicts the future as a dystopian place, in which climate change has wreaked havoc. We think of films such as The Day after Tomorrow, Bladerunner, The Hunger Games or even Wall-E, in which the environment has been destroyed through our actions. What makes the documentary 2040 stand out, is the very positive approach taken by the filmmaker Damon Gameau. He wants to give us hope, and to identify actions which are within our reach, so the documentary can spur us into acting, making small changes that can contribute to creating a different world in 2040.
The movie was well received by the students and following the screening ideas and comments about the movie were buzzing through the corridor.
Following the screening and as part of the latest campaign by Green-Schools Travel, ‘Clean Air Week’, Green-Schools Travel Officer, Robbie Eagan will visit the St. Tiernan’s Green-Schools Committee to give a presentation on air pollution and climate change.