I was asked to review the feature length documentary Revolution by Rob Stewart. The movie takes you on a journey under the water and around the world to see the impacts of climate change and the damage that we are doing to our planet.
The videography and imagery underwater is breath taking. The movie gets off to a slow start as Rob tells his story of how his life changed and why he has devoted everything to making films like Revolution. I found it well worth getting past the first 25 minutes of the movie to get into the real discussion of climate change and pollution.
Rob takes you from the Corals of the Great Barrier Reef to the Island of Madagascar to COP 16 explaining how climate change is effecting everything and how we need to act now or face even worse consequences. He shows how even the littlest creature are linked to the bigger system of life.
I appreciated that the movie features 25 experts from around the world discussing various aspects of climate change, planetary systems and the impact humans are making in the world we inhabit.
Two stories were particularly powerful for me in Revolution.
One is the story of the Canadian Lynx as a model for humanity, complete with overpopulation, over consumption and their near extinction. The other is the story about how a sixth grade class was able to change the fishing practices of their entire country by speaking up and contacting their elected officials. Everyone can make a difference and Revolution presents a number of ways that we as individual global citizens with no special authority can make changes and push for a better world.
The publisher provided me with a free viewing to watch and post an honest review of the movie. I recommend that you watch the movie! It is well worth the $4 to rent it. You can go to their website to play it!
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