36th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 25-29, 2023


2040 FINAL Play Button

What will our planet look like in the year 2040? And more importantly, can we do anything to make a difference in our future? Director Damon Gameau argues the answer is “yes” in this idealistic and hopeful documentary that imagines the year 2040 as a brighter and better world, despite concerns about the planet’s declining health. Investigations into the potential of innovations like renewable energy and alternative transportation infuse this documentary with optimism and a sense of determination to affect positive environmental change. Structured as a conversation with his four-year-old daughter, Gameau uses stunning visual effects and dramatized sequences to envision a better world for his daughter and the planet. Introduction by Deborah Lawrence (UVA)


Sunday, October 27


2:00 PM


Newcomb Hall Theatre

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Film Info

Director: Damon Gameau

Runtime: 92 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2019

Country: Australia

Language: English

Featuring: Damon Gameau, Eva Lazzaro, Zoë Gameau