Screening of 'Regenerating Australia'

regeneratingAustralia Hero'Regenerating Australia' is a 17-minute short film by the creative team of the award-winning film '2040'. It is based on a 4-month interview process with a diverse group of Australians who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future.

Set on New Year's Eve of December 2029, a news anchor is ending the nightly bulletin with a look back at the decade 'that could be.' A decade that saw Australia transition to a fairer, cleaner, more community-focused economy. The film is a construction of news reports and press conferences featuring real news anchors and journalists, politicians, business leaders and citizens.

The visual effects team has brought to life the greener, more vibrant cities and communities that our interviewees are asking for. We see what a high speed rail network connecting regional areas and cities would look like, what large scale wind, solar, battery and hydrogen projects would do for hundreds of thousands of employees, and they show the impacts of landscapes coming to life when regenerative agriculture and reforestation programs combine with Indigenous knowledge and fire ecology to bring more people back onto the land.

This mocked-up look back at the decade that 'could be' is full of hope and aspiration. But it is a muscular hope, as each news event is grounded in the research and modelling of several organisations that have been examining and advocating for such a transition.

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