EcoNetwork showing Damon Gameau's optimistic guide to combating climate change, 2040, at Nelson Bay Cinema

A climate change documentary that aims to inspire individuals and their communities to "begin repairing the damage right now" will be shown in Nelson Bay next week.

EcoNetwork Port Stephens will host a showing of 2040 by Australian environmentalist and award-winning director Damon Gameau.

The film looks at the effects climate change is projected to have in the next 20 years and what technologies that exist today can reverse the effects.

"The movie's message is made for families and people everywhere, not for scientists, about how we can create the momentum through our choices to create change and innovation at a higher level," Sue Olsson, EcoNetwork Port Stephens' vice president, said.

"We are encouraging families to join us at 6pm on Thursday, December 2 at Nelson Bay Cinema for a community showing of this entertaining and uplifting documentary."

Gameau structured his film as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter.

The filmmaker blends traditional documentary with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how technology and solutions available now could regenerate the world for future generations.

A scene from the sustainability documentary 2040, directed and starring Damon Gameau.

A scene from the sustainability documentary 2040, directed and starring Damon Gameau.

EcoNetwork's event is supported by Port Stephens Council, Domino's and Nelson Bay Cinema.

Ms Olsen said following the movie there will be a short Q&A session where moviegoers can ask a panel of EcoNetwork members questions about how they can help the community map a path towards an "ecologically sustainable and equitable future".

The movie showing is a lead-in event to the network's Sustainable Futures Festival, which will be at Tomaree High School in May.

The festival will showcase environmental innovation, sustainable living and the different ways in which nature enriches lives.

"One of the key drivers for sustainability and regeneration is community education, and the festival's hands-on experiences will be the best way for our community to explore endless possibilities. We will be inviting community and businesses to get onboard and exhibit their products, services and programs," Ms Olsen said.

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