By Contributor
August 19th, 2013

Albert Einstein nailed it when he defined insanity as “…doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

On Tuesday, Aug. 27 Spotlight Films will be showing Revolution. This is a film about changing the world, going for it, taking a stand, and fighting for something. A true-life adventure following writer/director, Rob Stewart (the award eating Sharkwater) over four years and 15 (or 20, depending on your source) countries discovering there is a lot more than sharks at risk of becoming extinct. The underlying theme of this intense well filmed enviro flick is the sense of immediacy. The new horsemen of the Apocalypse are climate change environmental degradation, specie loss, ocean acidification and exploitation, pollution and food/water scarcity. Are we the climax specie? Fact is our cerebral cortices have endowed us with the ability to deal with the challenge….so what are we waiting for?…..more films!?

In an effort to uncover the truth and find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival, Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history, the bitumen sands in Alberta, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected, emphasizing the fragility of our blue sphere and its declining ability to sustain humanity. How did this happen, and what will it take to change the course that humanity has set itself on?
Travelling the globe to meet with the dedicated individuals and organizations working on a solution, Stewart finds encouragement and hope, pointing to the revolutions of the past and how we’ve evolved and changed our course in times of necessity. If people were informed about what was really going on, they would fight for their future and the future of other generations. From the evolution of our species to the revolution to save it, Stewart and his team take viewers on a groundbreaking mission into the greatest war ever waged.

Startling, beautiful, and provocative, Revolution inspires audiences from across the globe to start a revolution and change the world forever.

Revolution took third at the Toronto International film Festival for Peoples’ Choice and won Most Popular Environmental Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

This inspiring call to action will be shown at the Gem Theatre at 7:30 pm.

Thanks to Maureen and Marius Paquet of the Gem Theatre, Internet Movie Database, Mark Leiren-Young of TheTyee.ca, and our sponsors and supporters.

You can learn more about Rob Stewart from his co-written (with Evan Rosser) (auto)biography/manifesto Save The Humans.

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