What will our earth be like in 2040?
FEATURE film and documentary 2040 will be showing in Kingaroy for one night, exploring practical and sustainable solutions to environmental concerns and where we could be in the next 21 years.
South Burnett local Rita Hogel was blown away by the film when she saw it in New South Wales not so long ago.
Ms Hogel said small town country areas are always left behind, but not this time.
"I could not accept that Kingaroy would be deprived of it,” she said.
"I had seen a poster on Facebook and ordered the book 2040 right away, and saw the film,” she said.
"It's so important to get the message out. A happier message about the future our young people are facing than what they usually get from the media.
"My desire for the film is to shout out loud yes we can do that too. Yes we can have a future like this.”
Ms Hogel will be turning 91 in 2040, and she intends to still be around campaigning for more sustainable day to day practices.
"We baby boomers should realise we need the younger people to grow our food, fix our homes and care for us when we are frail,” she said.
"We old ones should support any positive initiatives to mitigate the damage we have done to the environment.
"Surveys show we baby boomers are the biggest environmental wasters and the least aware group, who donates the least amount of money to charity.”
The film will be showing at the Kingaroy Cinema on Monday, July 15 at 7pm.
You can buy tickets for $7.50 from Kingaroy's Nourish Vegan Cafe, or from the cinema for $10.
Tickets for the showing must be prepaid and booked in advance.
2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to our Earth's future. However, it is vitally important to start taking action now.
Award winning writer and director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to discover what Earth would be like in 2040 if we all embraced the best solutions already available to us and being used across the planet.
The doco has been structured as a digital letter to his four-year-old daughter, however the messages are for everyone.
During the filming process Damon Gameau interviewed 140 children from Bangladesh to Brooklyn and London.
"He was amazed by their answers and awareness,” Ms Hogel said.
"He mentions that most people who worked on the design were under 25-years-of-age. He was touched by their desire and motivation.”
The mastermind behind 2040 raised funds via Good Pitch Australia, a philanthropic organisation.
This allowed him to travel in search of simple and affordable solutions that are already working in various areas, as solutions to global environmental issues.
Head along to either the Nourish Cafe in Kingaroy or the Kingaroy Cinema to purchase your tickets.