Review

Revolution: A must watch

Rob Stewart takes us on a journey using first-hand accounts, experts’ opinions and a showcase of natural wonders in his new film, ‘Revolution’.

The Canadian Lynx. Ontario, Canada. With abundant food, the lynx overpopulate and over consume, until their prey, hares are almost gone, forcing their own populations down. Lynx and their prey boom and bust every 14 years. Photo © Rob Stewart. From the documentary film Revolution.

5000 sharks were landed in a single day in Kesennuma, Japan, 2010. These are blue sharks. Photo © Rob Stewart

Each of these tuna in Tokyo is worth at least $50,000. Bluefin tuna populations are estimated to have declined by more than 90 per cent.

Rob with riot police at the UN climate conference UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE, 16TH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES (COP 16), . Photo © Tristan Bayer www.earthnative.com From the documentary film Revolution.

Ring tailed lemurs, Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. Photo © Rob Stewart. From the documentary film Revolution.

Mantas

New Guinea

Pygmy Seahorse

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Reviewer: Kaylah Karwan

G Rating:

4

Having been a large fan of ‘Sharkwater’, when asked to review Rob Stewart’s new documentary 'Revolution', I jumped at the opportunity and thankfully was far from disappointed.

In research for writing my own review, I wanted to see what other critics were saying. The general consensus seemed to be that while the film was visually appealing, it did not really teach us anything new. Although this
may be true for those who have an in-depth knowledge of climate change issues, the layperson would find it educative and entertaining. Beautiful interactions between species alongside vision of stunning natural scenery reinforce the importance of conservation and the need to combat the destructive force of climate change before it's too late. Stewart believes that there is a good chance two-thirds of all species will be extinct by the end of this century. In the past 50 years alone phytoplankton has declined by 40% and oceans are becoming so acidified that they can no longer support life.

One of the film's major themes emphasises the need for humans to realise that we are part of nature and need to work together to work as one to win a battle against ourselves. “This is how the revolution starts. Changing the mindsets, changing the concepts and realigning human beings to look at how we can work together”.

I really believe ‘Revolution’ was spectacular. I feel Stewart’s sole aim was not to present fresh information, but take the viewer on a journey with first hand accounts, experts’ opinions and a showcase of natural wonders that we may lose if we don't act now. This battle is far from won and Stewart has done well in contributing to the fight with this film.

View the trailer below or purchase for just $3.99. $1 from every film sold goes to the World Wildlife Fund.

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