The 2040 journey began with award-winning director Damon Gameau who, motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, embarked on a global journey to meet innovators leading the way to a better future. In the making of the film, he spoke with over 100 children aged 6-11 years old from 7 different locations around the world. These children shared their concerns, hopes and ideas for the future they want to inherit. These interviews guided Damon’s journey to discover solutions that could help create that future.
2040 is a story of hope that looks at the very real possibility that humanity could reverse global warming and improve the lives of every living thing in the process. It is a positive vision of what ‘could be’, that will give your students hope for the future.
The film covers topics such as:
- Marine permaculture
- Educating Girls
We partnered with the curriculum experts at Cool Australia to build a comprehensive package of units of work for upper primary and secondary. These free lesson plans are learning recipes for teachers that utilise short clips from the film to support classroom learning, providing step-by-step instructions, student workshops and engaging content.
The units have been mapped to the Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and Irish school curriculums.
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Teachers in Australia and New Zealand:
Schools in Australia and New Zealand can order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD or Blu Ray. The educational DVD is for primary and secondary schools who wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host on-site screenings for the school community (including fundraisers).
If you have a ClickView account, you can email us for permission to upload the film to ClickView to make it more easily accessible for your teachers and students.
Teachers in the UK, Ireland and the USA:
Purchase an educational license for 2040 for your school and share the film with your class by visiting the 2040 education shop. By purchasing an educational screening license of 2040, schools can use the film for several types of screenings such as; screenings in classrooms (both in-person and virtually), screening with pupils and parents, and screenings for fundraising purposes. If you have questions or further enquiries about screening the film for your school or class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to host a virtual screening of the film, email email@example.com and our team will help you set this up.
Schools Action Toolkit
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The School Action Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that covers key information about the film and the educational resources, as well as being loaded with tips to guide you through planning a successful and sustainable screening event.
There is also a Take Action chapter which outlines personal and collective actions you can share with students, staff and parents. A comprehensive Action Planning Guide will walk you through a ‘whole school approach’ process for defining and planning sustainability and regenerative initiatives.