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A film worth watching

As we all know, this industry has witnessed an incredible evolution in engine technology over the past decade. Granted, many of us went into this period of environmental responsibility kicking and screaming.


As we all know, this industry has witnessed an incredible evolution in engine technology over the past decade. Granted, many of us went into this period of environmental responsibility kicking and screaming.

After all, who wanted to be forced into doling out more cash for something that worked well (for less) in the past? Thankfully, that investment into our kids’ futures has had a handsome return in reducing our emissions footprint.

Speaking of our kids’ futures, I had an opportunity recently to attend an advance showing of the film Revolution. I’m not sure the name does the film justice, since I thought I’d be watching a young Che Guevara riding triumphantly into Havana in early 1959. Wrong.

This film is about the evolution of life, and more importantly, what needs to be done to save it. Rob Stewart, the filmmaker of this documentary is no stranger to the environmental movement. His first film, Sharkwater, helped educate the public as to the mass slaughter of sharks for body parts.

Shark fin soup is now illegal in 65 countries, and a lot of credit should go to the exposure (not to mention the awards) this film garnered.

As far as I’m concerned, each of us is entitled to our own opinion. You may believe that the world is one big bowl of cherries, that global warming is all in our heads and the environment can sustain decades more of continued abuse.

My advice, before you allow the wind to blow you to either side of the environmental fence, is to go and see this film. It’s being released at Cineplex theatres across the country on April 12.

Make your mind up for yourself. It will provide you with an opportunity to see how good old Mother Nature is getting along these days. You may not like what you see, but hiding our collective heads in the sand isn’t going to make the problems she’s currently dealing with disappear any time soon.  

I also encourage the younger generation to take in this film. Oh sure, they won’t be seeing any cool car chases or graphic wizardry, but this hopefully will help them avoid the same mistakes we’ve made.

I will say this: Some of the high-definition underwater scenes are worth the price of admission on their own. They are stunning.

Hopefully in the future, a theatre won’t be the only place you’ll be able to see these images.


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