MESYM Documentary Night #35: “How to Change the World”



MESYM’s Documentary Night is held every 2nd Tuesday of each month. Everyone is invited to come hang out, watch a documentary, meet like-minded friends and take part in the discussion. Admission is free!

For our August event we will watch How to Change the World, the documentary which chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers – Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement.

About “How to Change the World”

In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon’s atomic test bomb in Amchitka, Alaska. Chronicling this untold story at the birth of the modern environmental movement and with access to dramatic archive footage unseen for over 40 years, the film centres on eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of the global organization we now know as Greenpeace.

Alongside a group of like-minded and idealistic young friends in the ‘70s, Hunter would be instrumental in altering the way we look at the world and our place within it. These early pioneers captured their daring and sometimes jaw-dropping actions on film and from this director Jerry Rothwell has made a thrilling, sometimes terrifying film. A prizewinner at the Sundance Film Festival it is one of the must-see documentaries of 2015. Structured by the five rules of engagement from Hunter’s writings, scroll down to learn more.

Photos of Bob Hunter and the early Greenpeace campaigns

Event Timeline
Tue Aug 9, 2016
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM MYT
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Admission is always free!
Venue Address
A-3A-8, Pantai Business Park, Jalan Pantai Baru, Kuala Lumpur, 59200 Malaysia
5 min walk from Kerinchi LRT, just next to a mamak that looks like a toilet