DIRECTOR I ACCELERATE (2019) I 55 minutes
Voices of Australian talent, Mia Wasikowska, Rachel Ward, Jack Thompson, Sean Keenan and Simon Baker join Bill McKibben in Accelerate. In 2018, Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, travels around Australia demanding that we accelerate climate action by our government, businesses and communities. Bill is considered as one of the most acclaimed environmental activists in the US. During his time in Australia, he visited five states in just eight days, saw the devastation caused by ocean warming on our Great Barrier Reef, visited Newcastle to meet with union and government officials in the heart of the world’s biggest coal export port, and saw some of the low carbon solution projects underway in Adelaide. Throughout the tour, Bill had three key messages: we need to stop all new fossil fuel projects, switch to 100% renewable energy, and make sure not a dollar more goes toward dirty energy. Accelerate aims to share, inspire and motivate our country to get active before the next federal election to ensure climate change is the central issue nationally.
FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION
02 - 04 I 2019 Transitions Film Festival, Melbourne, Sydney AUS
08 I 2019 Green Film Festival, Buenos Aires ARG
09 I 2020 FICASC, (Online) BRA
02 I 2019 Cinema Nova, Melbourne AUS
03 I 2019 Wallis Cinema, Mildura AUS
03 I 2019 Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Sydney AUS
04 I 2019 Dendy Newtown, Sydney AUS
05 I 2019 Narooma Kinema, Narooma AUS
05 I 2019 The Ritz Cinema Randwick, Sydney AUS
08 I 2019 Cinemark Palermo, Buenos Aires ARG
01 I 2019 The Australian Museum, Sydney AUS
Online I Films for the Earth.
Online I The Screen Guide - Screen Australia.
A 350.org Australia production.
Approved and financed with the assistance of Documentary Australia Foundation.