TORONTO (November 17, 2015) – Following a critically acclaimed, triumphant run at film festivals throughout the world, and theatrical premieres in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles, Bell Media presents the exclusive North American television and streaming premiere of Jerry Rothwell’s How To Change The World, the Canada/U.K. co-production about the birth of the modern green movement and the creation of Greenpeace. Commissioned by Bell Media in 2013 and recently long-listed for an Academy Award®, the 110-minute documentary feature rolls out across a sequence of Bell Media platforms through a programming strategy designed to present this ground-breaking film to a maximum audience, beginning Thursday, December 3 at 9 p.m. ET/MT when the doc has its Canadian broadcast premiere on HBO Canada, coinciding with the 2015 Paris United Nations climate conference. Click here for a preview of How To Change The World.
Currently with a 95% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, earlier this year How To Change The World began its extraordinary run as the Day One World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Editing, as well as the Candescent Award. Its subsequent appearances at festivals throughout the world continued to amass awards and accolades, including: Top Ten Audience Favourite at Hot Docs; Best Environmental Documentary at Sheffield Doc Fest; Best Feature Film at Sebastopol Documentary Festival; Best Feature Film at Global Visions Film Festival; Best Feature Film at Portland EcoFilm Festival; and the Pare Lorentz Award from the International Documentary Association.
“As the world convenes for climate change talks in Paris, we’re reminded of how relevant the work of Bob Hunter and Greenpeace remains. We’re immensely proud to be involved with this timely story about the global impact of a visionary Canadian,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV, Bell Media. “Heartfelt congratulations go out to our partners at Insight Productions and Met Film on a truly remarkable, thought-provoking, and meaningful film.”