United Kingdom and Canada, 2015, 109′
Producer: Al Morrow
Editing: James Scott
Photography: Benjamin Lichty
Music: Lesley Barber
Sound: Daniel Hewitt and Chris Miller
Dantela, Saturday 20:00- 22:00
Synopsis: “How to Change the World” 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 with creating the worldwide green movement.
Director: Jerry Rothwell is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature documentaries, “Donor Unknown” is about a sperm donor and his many offsprings which premiered at Tribeca FF and was nominated for a Grierson Award, and “Town of Runners” also premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. “Heavy Load” is about a group of people with learning disabilities who form a punk band, and “Deep Water” (co-directed with Louise Osmond), which is about Donald Crowhurst’s ill-fated voyage in the 1968 round the world yacht race, is the winner of Best Cinema Documentary at The Rome Film Festival and winner of a Grierson Award for best Cinema Documentary. In 2012 Jerry won the prestigious Royal Television Award for his directing work “Donor Unknown” and “Town of Runners”. His next film will be “Sour Grapes” for Netflix and Arte co-directed with Reuben Atlas. At Met Film Production, he has worked as an executive producer and an editor on numerous feature docs including Dylan Williams’ “Men Who Swim” and Sarah Gavron’s “The Village At The End Of The World”.
Sundance Film Festival, World Doc Special Jury Award: Editing 2015
Sebastopol Documentary Festival, Best Feature 2015
Portland EcoFilm Festival, Best Feature Film 2015
Top Ten Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015
Candescent Award, Sundance Film Festival 2015
Best Environmental Documentary Sheffield Doc Fest 2015