Listen: Film director Damon Gameau chats to Sam and Duncan. Above: Damon Gameau and his daughter, Velvet, feature in his documentary ‘2040’.
If we all made some simple lifestyle changes, we could leave a dramatically better legacy for our children.
That’s the message of Damon Gameau, the award-winning director behind the film 2040. It’s a documentary in which Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040, if we simply embraced the best solutions already available today to improve our planet. And unlike many environmental films, rather than casting a defeatist and depressing vision of the future, it’s hopeful, uplifting and motivating.
Like any father, Damon Gameau is concerned about the future we leave our children. His documentary is a visual letter to his daughter sharing a vision for how these solutions could shape a brand-new tomorrow.
Sam and Duncan had a chance to chat with Damon about 2040. He chats to the guys about a new model for society called a “Doughnut Economy”, an idea shared by economist Dr Kate Raworth. The ‘Doughnut’ refers to the social and planetary boundaries, which define a safe and just space in which humanity can exist.
Damon also talks about agricultural and marine best practices, and ways to teach sustainability in schools to equip our children for a brighter future. Listen to the full conversation in the audio player above.
Damon has created a resource at https://whatsyour2040.com, where you can fill in some simple questions and get really practical steps to activate your own personal ‘2040 Plan’. To read more about the topic, check out Duncan’s created a Sustainability Tool Kit, a list of helpful resources.
2040 is in cinemas from May 23.