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How to Change the World documentary review: the path to Greenpeace

15 September 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A warts-and-all history of Greenpeace full of colorful characters and beset by twists and surprises. An inspiring, even exhilarating tribute. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Bob Hunter was a Canadian newspaper columnist in Vancouver who, in 1971, decided that the best way to protest a planned U.S. nuke test in the Aleutian islands was to sail a boat into the blast zone and dare Nixon to blow up the bomb anyway. The rickety boat he and his friends hired — which the U.S. navy couldn’t stop in international waters unless they wanted to commit an act of piracy — was renamed Green Peace… and the modern environmental movement was born. Using an amazing trove of archival film from the organization’s early days, documentarian Jerry Rothwell (Donor Unknown) has assembled a warts-and-all history of Greenpeace, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Sundance Review: 'How to Change the World' is a Rousing History of Greenpeace

23 January 2015 4:20 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In "How to Change The World," director Jerry Rothwell unearths extraordinary footage to tell a story about fighting for a cause — both by outlining the terms of the fight and the people engaged in it. As an organization, Greenpeace has been fighting for maintaining Earth’s natural environments for decades. Yet while it's in 40 different countries, and emboldened by almost three million supporters, the organization originally began with a group of hippies protesting nuclear bomb testing in Vancouver. From this starting point, documentarian Rothwell ("Donor Unknown, "Deep Water") explores the origin story of one of the most influential activist movements in history. "How to Change the World" structures its story around five steps to leaving a truly lasting impact on the world. Told through the writings of journalist-turned-activist Robert "Bob" Hunter, the reluctant leader of the movement. The writings are narrated by Emmy-winning actor »

- Sterlin Johnson

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