Practical solutions to environmental concerns are addressed with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future.


Damon Gameau


Damon Gameau
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Credited cast:
Damon Gameau ... Self
Eva Lazzaro Eva Lazzaro ... Older Velvet
Zoë Gameau Zoë Gameau ... Self
Davini Malcolm ... Shaman
Helena Norberg-Hodge Helena Norberg-Hodge ... Self
Paul Hawken ... Self
Tony Seba Tony Seba ... Self
Brian Von Herzen Brian Von Herzen ... Self


2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW. Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary footage with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet. Written by GoodThing Productions

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Damon Gameau: Plants use CO2 and energy from the sun to create simple sugars. The plant uses some of these sugars to grow, the rest is pumped into the soil through the roots.
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Very Positively & Greenwashed What-If Scenario
22 June 2020 | by BreumasterSee all my reviews

This movie shows the vision of a sustainable world, by the ideas of a father who cares for his daughter's future. There are many ways to save earth from CO2-emissions and other threatening things. What I didn't like ist that the movies makes me feel to sit in a religious meeting. All shown is presented 100 percent positively. That would be ok, if I didn't think at some point that they would change a torpedo with a watermine. Solar Energy is not effective enough. They tell about joint electric circuits in the third world and put the idea into more civilized areas, where devices are ten times more often and some of them need very much more than the view they have in the third world. The dimensions don't fit. And I had those thoughts throuout the whole movie. I thinks it's made by the right intentions, but sucks when it comes to reality. I like it, but won't give it more than 7/10. If it had better solutions, including the use of the hydrogen gas an some things like that.

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Release Date:

5 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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