Free, uplifting film to celebrate river’s past

RESIDENTS are encouraged to attend a free screening of the uplifting Australian documentary ‘2040’.

The film, about creating a better future, will be screening on Sunday, March 29, at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club, as part of the Wurridjal Festival, which is hosted by the Cooks River Alliance to celebrate the mullet migration north, including through the Cooks River.
Join Damon Gameau as he embarks on a personal journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
Executive officer of the Cooks River Alliance, Sue Burton, says the best thing about the 2040 film is “it offers a hopeful vision for the future”.
“It’s very easy to feel helpless in the face of current environmental challenges and this film looks at the best solutions that already exist today to highlight how we can all make a difference now.
“The Wurridjal Festival reminds us all that for tens of thousands of years the river was healthy and a source of food for Aboriginal people.”
After the screening of 2040, a panel of sustainability experts will answer questions from the audience. They will also explore local actions people can take.
Mayor Khal Asfour says the festival acknowledges the significance of the river and the screening harnesses this on a large scale in an educational way for people of all ages to gain something.