Can Documentaries Become the Glue Between Technology and Social Policy?
A FiReFilms Panel with Roger Ressmeyer, Director and Producer, Visions of Tomorrow, and Executive Director, Visions of Tomorrow Foundation; Louie Schwartzberg, Founder, Moving Art; Robert Stone, CEO, Director, and Producer, Robert Stone Productions, and Director, Pandora’s Promise; and Josh Tickell, New Energy Strategist, Green Planet, and Producer/Director of FUELand PUMP!; hosted by Geralyn White Dreyfous, Co-Founder, Impact Partners
- Josh Tickell: FUEL caused a billion dollars of change. The question in film should be: What is the physical change we’re going to see in this world as a result of this film NOT how many people are going to see it and tweet about it? Next up, PUMP! will be released.
- Robert Stone: In the U.S., the most important thing is to change the regulatory environment so that we can build 4th Generation nuclear reactors.
- Roger Ressmeyer: Films are one of the only remaining ways to give people an immersive physical experience of an idea. We need to change our negative thinking; we’ve been tricked into negativity by the media.
- Louie Schwartzberg: Sees great hope in nature and our understanding of it. Is working on a film about mushrooms.