The beginning of a new project – I’m currently developing the story idea for a documentary film tentatively called Youth Revolution about a new generation’s eco-revolution. As a second generation activist, this story will explore new tactics, leaders and a movement of a different kind.
Rob Stewart’s documentary film Revolution is hitting the big screen at the Toronto International Film Festival and other festivals. This is the eagerly anticipated second film after is award-winning documentary Sharkwater. Taking the next step, Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he’ll discover that it’s not only sharks that are in grave danger – it’s humanity itself.
Emily talks about her involvement in the film:
Emily Hunter is an environmental advocacy journalist that reports from the frontlines of environmental issues and activist movements. She has worked as the eco-correspondent for MTV News Canada and the eco-blogger for THIS Magazine. Currently, Emily’s first book has been published called The Next Eco-Warriors, an insider’s look at the new wave of environmental activism.
She is no stranger to the activist world. Emily was literally born into the environmental movement, as her father is Robert Hunter, the first president of Greenpeace. Emily herself has sailed on the high seas to save whales and fought in the battle against climate change. Today, she uses multi-platform media as her tool for change, informing and offering critical debate on the battle to save the planet.
Emily has hosted and co-produced four TV-documentary on MTV News Canada, ranging from the Canadian Tar Sands to the Toronto G20 protests; was one of the characters on the hit Animal Planet show “Whale Wars;” and has done eco-reporting from protest frontlines at the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009.