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"Tremendously inspiring, and by turns thrilling, comic, and shocking … features jaw-dropping footage culled from the Greenpeace archive." – /Film

Jerry Rothwell (Deep Water, MIFF 2006) returns with his self-described "hippie heist movie" chronicling the fledgling days of Greenpeace – from its beginnings in the early 70s, as a group of friends sail a boat into the maelstrom of a nuclear test zone in Alaska and instantly capture the world's attention, through its internal struggles and politicking as the movement grew to an international phenomenon.

Seamlessly melding extraordinary, never-before-seen, mint-condition 16mm footage from the archives and personal collections of seminal figures (the film won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing at Sundance), How to Change the World presents a resounding, character-rich rendering of how a disparate group of hippies ascends to such a formidable status as an iconic activist movement. It all comes super-charged with a tour-de-force score that includes Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Brigitte Bardot and Canned Heat.

"Full of heart-wrenching imagery … the footage captures some of [the] most iconic moments in Greenpeace history." – Indiewire

Contains graphic footage that may offend.