Virtual doco future shock
The Dardanup Shire Council’s program of community events will continue on Sunday with a virtual screening of new documentary 2040 and a question-and-answer session with director Damon Gameau.
The screening is part of the I Love Dardanup program, providing residents with initiatives and events to get involved in while social distancing regulations are in place.
The documentary is structured as a letter to Gameau’s four-yearold daughter and looks forward to what the world could look like if the advice surrounding climate change and the environment were completely embraced and followed.
Dardanup shire chief executive Andre Schonfeldt hopes the event will double not only as a chance to bring the community together but also to get people thinking.
“The documentary offers insight into some emerging technologies and potential paths which are presented as options to solving some of our current global issues,” he said.
The council launched its Vision2050 community consultation period in February and a document is being prepared with a broad, long-term plan for the future of the shire.
Mr Schonfeldt said the documentary should reignite the Vision2050 conversation.
“Council is not saying options presented in the film are right for our specific area, however, it does offer much food for thought,” he said.
“Our aim with this exercise is literally just to get people thinking.”
The screening is open to 100 people at 3pm this Sunday and is a free event. A Q&A will then be held over zoom with Gameau, who also directed and starred in the 2014 health documentary, That Sugar Film.