2040 Movie Screening with Q&A

UQ's Centre for Marine Science is pleased to invite you to a special screening of award-winning Director Damon Gameau’s (That Sugar Film) thought provoking new film 2040, followed by a Q&A and panel discussion with The University of Queensland experts!

Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter Velvet, who will be 25 in the year 2040, Gameau creates a vision of a regenerated world for future generations.

Gameau’s new film 2040 is a “journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best [climate change] solutions already available to us”.

In other words, it asks - what if we stopped searching for the answers to climate change and started embracing the ones we already have available to us?

This is a film about optimism. It inspires hope in its audience and encourages a collective rolling up of sleeves.

Following the film screening, join our esteemed host Dr John Dwyer from the School of Biological Sciences as he talks with our expert panel: Prof. Bernie Degnan, Director of the Centre for Marine Science, Assoc. Prof. Kate O'Brien, the chemical-environmental engineering program lead at UQ, Prof. Karen Hussey, Director of the Centre for Policy Futures, Prof. Ben Hankamer, Director of the Centre for Solar Biotechnology, Prof. Peta Ashworth, UQ's Chair of Sustainable Energy Futures and last but certainly not least, Prof. Catherine Lovelock whose research focusses on the influence of environmental change, including climate change, on the ecology of coastal and marine plant communities.

#whatsyour2040

2040 Movie Screening with Q&A

Wed 31 Jul 2019 6:00pm8:00pm

Venue

Union Road
UQ St Lucia Campus
Room: 
Schonell Cinema and Live Theatre
Purchase tickets via the PURCHASE link