In this multi-award-winning film, Rob Stewart embarks on a global
journey to uncover the grave dangers threatening the world’s oceans --
and ultimately, humanity -- as well as to learn what it will take to
reverse the challenges to life on earth.
From the coral reefs in
Papua New Guinea to the rainforests of Madagascar, Stewart’s travels
reveal that our fate is tied to even the smallest of creatures.
Stunning scenes of underwater sea life bring viewers face to face with
sharks and lemurs, into the microscopic world of the pygmy seahorse, and
on the hunt with the deadly flamboyant cuttlefish.
also dramatically reveals evidence of ocean acidification caused by our
passion for fossil fuels, resulting in empty stretches of expired coral
reefs. In every previous mass extinction, coral reefs were the first
eco-systems to be wiped out
One powerful segment summarizes the
evolution of life on earth, putting into stark perspective the
challenges human activity has created.
Along the way, Stewart
visits with experts to learn more about the threats to the planet, and
attends a failed international conference, where he criticizes
government leaders for offering token, ineffective nods to environmental
In the end, Stewart finds hope and inspiration
when he encounters the new face of the environmental movement — young
people worldwide who are leading a global revolution to challenge
leaders to take effective action to stem climate change and the dangers
facing the planet.
Reviews & Awards"The remorseless march of extinction - including our own - is captured
with chilling clarity in Revolution. His bottom line could not be
clearer: When the oceans die, so do we.”
– New York Times
"What sets this film apart is its treatment of the COP 16 meetings in Cancun in 2010 where nothing of any real significance got done. Particularly poignant is the growing frustration by the youth delegates. What to do? For Stewart, it is a renewed focus on what kids can do to change the world, since that appears to be the only avenue left."
- Green Teacher
“A profoundly disturbing work. It should be essential viewing,
particularly in high schools and universities, whence the next
generation of policy makers will one day emerge, hopefully more
enlightened than we have been.”
– The Globe and Mail
“An impassioned, angry yet hopeful call to arms against the destruction
of our planet’s precious marine life. Revolution is above all infused
with a sense of wonder and hope.”
- Toronto International Film Festival
"What his camera captures is alternately beautiful (various forms of sea
life; lemurs skipping across a field) and frightening (experts who
detail just how fragile our collective ecosystems have been made; the
rigidness of governments and corporations in pursuit of profits).
– Village Voice
• Best Documentary, Atlantic Film Festival
• Audience Favorite Award, Victoria Film Festival
• Most Popular Environmental Film, Vancouver International Film Festival
• Best of Festival Award, Guam Festival
• Best Documentary, runner-up, Toronto International Film Festival
• Filmmaker of the Year, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
• Best Documentary, Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival
• The Sustainability Impact Award, Our Sustainable World Film Festival
• International Eco-Hero Award, Planet in Focus