As the world waits in hope for a new dawn on climate change, the video “2 Degrees” reveals the chaotic failure of the UN negotiations in Copenhagen.
It becomes chillingly clear that we cannot wait for governments to lead the way. So if commitment to act won’t come from above, perhaps the voices and actions of communities will bring the revolution that is needed.
2 Degrees takes to the streets of a Port Augusta, small Australian town, and follows the passionate efforts of local residents to replace the coal-fired power stations with solar thermal technology. The mayor of the town, a formidable 80 year old woman, leads the charge, and a determined crew of youth take their message to parliament over 300km away…on foot.
If we don’t understand the lessons from Copenhagen, we are doomed to repeat them in 2015, when the world body meets once more in Paris to conclude a legally binding agreement. From the award‐winning producer of The Burning Season and The Man Who Stole My Mother’s Face, 2 Degrees explores climate change through the prism of climate justice.
Not just another climate change film, 2 Degrees is a heart wrenching political thriller set against the backdrop of the UN climate negotiations, leading into the real solution to the world’s climate challenge: the power of the people. The film is an emotional ride from the despair of the bureaucratic process to the thrill of tapping into the transformative momentum of community revolution. Released in Australia at the Transitions Film Festival in November 2013 the film has been very well received by audiences so far. In February 2014 it won Best Byron Film at the Byron International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Environmental Film.
When: Wednesday 20 August, 6:30PM
Where: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington
Tickets: $15 concession | $18.50 standard