We will be showing How to Change the World at 8pm on Wednesday 9th September. This unique live broadcast will include a screening of the film followed by a Q&A with a panel including the film’s director Jerry Rothwell, Vivienne Westwood and other special guests.
In 1971, a group of friends sail a boat into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. How To Change the World is a hippie heist movie, the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement, using rare archival footage that brings their extraordinary world to life.
Written and directed by Jerry Rothwell and produced by Al Morrow and Bous de Jong, How to Change the World chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young Canadian environmentalists – underground journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and expatriate American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and ended up inventing environmental activism.
Using hitherto unseen footage from personal and Greenpeace archives, the books and private journals of Hunter, and interviews with key players, the film spans the period from the first expedition to enter the nuclear test zone in 1971 through the first whale and seal campaigns, and ends in 1979, when, victims of their own success, the founders gave away their central role to create Greenpeace International.
Doors open at 7.30 – please arrive in time to register and order interval drinks before the performance commences.
The George Inn serves meals – please contact them directly on 01298 872840 if you would like to book a pre-show meal.