How to Change the World

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In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using hitherto unseen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, ‘How to Change the World’ is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.



Director: Jerry Rothwell
Producer: Al Morrow, Bous De Jong
Supervising Producer: John Murray
Executive Producers: Stewart le Maréchal, Jonny Persey, John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, David Nicholas Wilkinson
Partners: Insight, Daniel Films, BFI, Sky, Impact Partners, Bell Media, OMDC

Festivals / Awards

2015 – Sundance Film Festival, World Doc Special Jury Award-Editing

2015 – Reykjavik International Film festival, Best Documentary

2015 – Sebastopol Documentary Festival, Best Feature

2015 – Portland EcoFilm Festival, Best Feature Film

2015 – Global Visions, Best Canadian Feature

2015 – Candescent Award, Sundance Film Festival

2015 – British Independent Film Awards, Nomination – Best Documentary


‘One of the year’s most satisfying documentaries…’ – LA Times

‘Engrossing…’ – New York Times (Critics Pick)

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