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Anyone interested in environmental activism will be enthralled by the fascinating story behind the most visible environmental agency in the world. How To Change The World tells the story of one of the founders of Greenpeace, Robert Hunter. In the early 70s, a group of like-minded and visionary friends (the Don’t Make a Wave Committee) were stirred into action by the US government’s decision to carry out atomic bomb tests off the coast of Alaska, which could have potentially caused a tsunami. A group of courageous young activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat to go up against the US Coast Guard. The weather forced them to turn back but they carried on sailing to the test site in other vessels, until the government abandoned their plans to test at the site.

Hunter was the first president of Greenpeace and campaigned tirelessly against commercial whaling, nuclear testing and climate change, and coined the term “eco-warrior.” The event includes an exclusive showing of the documentary and a satellite Q&A with a panel including legendary fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, director Jerry Rothwell, Robert Hunter’s daughter Emily and other special guests, and will be hosted by Mariella Frostrup.

How To Change The World comes to Arc, Stockton on Wednesday 9th September.

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