Climate change documentaries are seemingly a dime a dozen, but the briskly paced Eye of the Future sets its sights on innovative measures to reduce our global carbon footprint, and additionally filters its discussion points through those that will eventually be in a position to enact such potential solutions — smart kids of today.
Directed by Catherine Cunningham, this 45-minute curated non-fiction flick charts five children of UN ambassadors who are called to imagine a new, sustainable future for a global society. The “questing” format and structure of the movie invites the sort of fantastical, participatory imagination most frequently found in the under-10 set, but there are factoids and other information here that older audiences can learn from as well. For general audiences there are better places to start, but for those invested in environmental issues and seeking to better explain their feelings to youngsters, this is a worthwhile movie.
Housed in a regular plastic Amaray case, Eye of the Future comes to DVD on a region-free disc, presented in 1.78:1 widescreen. Special features consist of a collection of reflections from global leaders, plus a clutch of entrepreneurial ideas bundled together in a featurette entitled “Rework the World.” For more information visit distributor Cinema Libre’s website, or click here; to purchase the DVD via Amazon, click here. Eye of the Future is also available across various digital platforms. B- (Movie) C+ (Disc)