Damon Gameau is an award-winning filmmaker, author, father and activist. His 2015 movie, That Sugar Film, broke Australian box office records, and his other feature-length film, 2040, was one of the highest-grossing Australian documentaries of all time.
His latest offering, Regenerating Australia, is a short film that explores what Australia could look like in 2030 if we listened to the needs of its people. Based on interviews with a diverse group of Australians about their hopes for the future, the film features well-known voices like Kerry O’Brien, Sandra Sully, Gorgi Coghlan, Tim Flannery, Larissa Behrend and David Pocock.
Morag and Damon discuss:
Creating a safe space for young people to talk about climate change and take action;
The power of storytelling for creating change;
The upcoming Australian Federal election;
There is no saviour coming to combat climate change – it requires action from the network of changemakers within Australia and the world – our very own mycelial network;
What the Northern Rivers flooding in NSW taught us about the importance of localisation and self-governance;
How we measure success now and how we might measure it in the future;