2017 | 85 min | USA /  AUSTRIA / GERMANY
Directed by Filip Antoni Malinowski 
Australian Premiere

Followed by a panel discussion

Presented by United Nations Association of Australia


Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Innovation, University of Melbourne
Climate and Environment Counsellor Delegation of the European Union to Australia
Author Guarding Eden
Co-ordinator of the Climate Change Program United Nations Association of Australia

A fly-on-the-wall look inside the halls of power that follows the world’s leading politicians and activists who have dedicated their lives to saving humanity from the threat of climate change. Guardians of the Earth gives audiences an inside look into how the 20,000 diplomats negotiated the Paris Climate Agreement, and what it means for the future of humanity.

The Paris Agreement is the first success in a long, 21 year run, of failures in UN climate change negotiation talks. Guardians of the Earth pairs unreleased footage and expert opinion to analyse the process of the talks and how the agreement could be formed between the countries that have gained the most from fossil fuels, and those countries most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change.

Ultimately, this film examines how 195 nations and 20,000 negotiators came together to agree on a plan to best mitigate the dangers of climate change, creating a momentous moment in climate policy and multilateral diplomacy. Featuring leading experts and advocates for climate change including, John Kerry, Naomi Klein, Al Gore, Christiana Figueres and Saleemul Huq, the film asks ‘can mankind unite to challenge the biggest threat of our times?’


*This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.