How to Change the World

  • Ain't No Fish Ain't No Fish


Roxie Theater Sat, May 30, 2015 6:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Jerry Rothwell
Year of Production:2015
Film Type:Feature
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Running Time:112 min


How to Change the World chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers who set out to stop Richard Nixon's atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement. Using never before seen archive footage, the film spans the period from this first expedition through the first whale and seal campaigns, and ends in 1979, with the creation of Greenpeace International. Writings and journals about the group from Bob Hunter, a charismatic journalist, provides the heart of the story. How To Change The World is an intimate portrait of the group's original members and of activism itself.

2015 Sundance: World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing.

DISCUSSION WITH: Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA.

You might also like to see Black Ice (June 2) or Racing Extinction (June 3).

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Additional Information

Jerry Rothwell is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature docs, Donor Unknown, about a sperm donor and his many offspring, Heavy Load, about a group of people with learning disabilities who form a punk band, and Deep Water (co-directed with Louise Osmond), about Donald Crowhurst's ill-fated voyage in the 1968 round the world yacht race. His latest film is Town of Runners.