How To Change The World Reviews

October 29, 2015
This absorbing account is hardly definitive, but it teaches movement building without denying the high costs paid by true believers.
October 29, 2015
A fascinating, skillfully assembled chronicle of the rise and inevitable fallout surrounding the granddaddy of the environmental activism movement.
September 16, 2015
Rothwell does a great job organising this material. It becomes an epic story, partly because of the clashes of ego between these passionate men.
September 11, 2015
It's fun and eventful, if hardly revelatory.
September 10, 2015
Jerry Rothwell's punchy film is less concerned with the official Greenpeace narrative than with the often conflicting testimonies of those involved.
September 10, 2015
Even hardened whale-eating oil oligarchs are likely to be charmed by the idealism and smarts of these audacious activists.
August 7, 2015
Whatever you think of Greenpeace's less well-considered antics over the years, How to Change the World is a compelling story of one environmentalist's remarkable combination of prescience, grit and timing.
August 6, 2015
Almost a "found footage" movie, it makes excellent use of 1,500 archived 16 mm reels supplemented with fresh interviews and some animation.
January 23, 2015
The goldmine of 16mm color footage, whose propagandic value participants were quite cognizant of at the time, is in mint condition, showing the excitement and fun of the movement in its earliest days.