I was asked to stream and review this film, and I’m really glad I was. I had not heard of the Director, Rob Stewart, and his work before.
Rob is a filmmaker and an environmental activist. He started out as a biologist and photographer, but all that changed when he saw what was happening to sharks. His previous film Sharkwater, released in 2006, focused on educating everyone about sharks and their true nature, and the practice of shark finning, which the film aimed to stop.
Revolution follows on from Sharkwater but expands outward from sharks, to the ocean, and to the world. You don’t need to have seen Sharkwater to appreciate Revolution, I haven’t seen it yet, but I now intend to watch it.
I’m just going to come out straight away and say that I really enjoyed Revolution, I learnt new things, I found it really well put together, and I really do recommend you watch it if you haven’t already.
Revolution is just over 1 hour and 20 minutes of engaging and informative documentary following Rob, and his journey of discovery about the environmental issues we are currently facing. After the release of Sharkwater, spurred on by an audience question he couldn’t answer, Rob investigates the major impact we are having on our oceans, and therefore our world, “it’s not about sharks, it’s about us”.
The film is involving from the start and covers issues including ocean acidification, deforestation, and overfishing, which are explained clearly, and the science is not overwhelming. Rob’s story and real life events are woven with the story of the evolution of life, which began in the oceans, up to the present day.
The cinematography is beautiful; all the underwater shots are stunning. If I could have dived in through my screen, I would have gone swimming with the fishes! I loved the insights into coral reefs and the creatures that live in them, and outside of them. Sadly coral reefs are in trouble and ultimately, as the film explains, what happens in the oceans will impact the rest of the world. It will impact us.
|As a cat person, I really enjoyed the footage of wild lynx and their relationship with snow shoe hare. This illustrated population boom and bust to show what could happen as we consume all our resources.|
Revolution doesn’t hold back and asks the big questions. We are the cause of these major environmental issues, this 6th mass extinction, so why, knowing what we are doing, do we continue to pollute our world? How can we change?
We have the technology, we have the science, so how do we spark desperately needed action? There is hope, we can change the world, and the film is a call to do just that.
I feel Rob and the film as a whole is very honest and real. The film flows well and the narrative is gripping and is successful in evoking an emotional response.
The final message is to educate yourself, pass on message, have a voice, and help change the future.
Revolution has already won ten awards including the Social Justice Award since its release earlier this year.
|You can watch the trailer, and
buy or rent the film HERE
$1 from every purchase of the DVD from this post goes to the WWF.
The rest goes towards funding Sharkwater production’s conservation, film making, and campaigning work.
To learn more about the issues covered in the film, visit TheRevolutionMovie.com, where you can see detailed information about the critical issues covered in the film.
Photos copyright Rob Stewart
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This is my first sponsored post.
I was contacted and asked to screen the film and provide an honest review of it. I decided to do it after watching the trailer. The film message seemed a fit for my blog, and also for every purchase of the DVD made via my blog, $1 is donated to the WWF.
I am not being paid money, but I will receive the DVD and a thank you letter from the Director.
Again, you can watch the trailer, and buy or rent the film HERE