HamptonsFilm is pleased to continue to recommend films that explore the issues highlighted by our year-round Air, Land + Sea environmental program, which was created to foster a deeper appreciation for our planet and allow filmmakers and experts to share information and discuss solutions to the global problems we face today.

This week, we’re pleased to recommend Jerry Rothwell‘s HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, a documentary that examines the early days of Greenpeace and co-founder Bob Hunter’s commitment to environmental issues.


Directed by Jerry Rothwell
(2015, Canada | UK | Netherlands, 110 minutes)

“A fascinating, skillfully assembled chronicle of the rise and inevitable fallout surrounding the granddaddy of the environmental activism movement.” — Los Angeles Times

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 centers 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.

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