First 100 Days: Future of Hope

Part three of our film-lover’s guide to taking environmental action in the first 100 days of the new White House administration. This week's film suggestion: Future of Hope.


The 2008 collapse of the Icelandic financial system may have been devastating for the country’s economy, but it also sparked a sort of national renaissance of the spirit.

Harry Bateman’s Future of Hope shows how a cross-section of Icelandic society turn away from the greed and commercialism that led up to the crash, and try to rebuild using principles of sustainable development.

Great soundtrack, fun animation, beautiful photography, and organic farming: what’s not to like?

Why is this relevant?

Future of Hope shows how simple but determined grassroots actions and optimism can turn a society around - and even make it greener.

A powerful environmental success story that can be instructive for all societies.

How to watch the film?

Future of Hope is available online.

There is a small rental fee.