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‘And We Go Green’ documentary goes green at Cannes Film Festival

A Formula E documentary featuring unseen footage from the 2017/18 season will premier at the Cannes Film Festival next week.

‘And We Go Green’, a documentary directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Malcom Venville, will screen at 18.45 on Thursday, May 23 at Salle 60eme.

“The documentary encapsulates the true mission and purpose of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship,” said FE CEO Alejandro Agag. “To show how competition drives technological development and how the excitement of sport can have a meaningful social impact and alter perceptions of electric vehicles.

“This notion is how the title ‘And We Go Green’ came about. Not only does it signal the start of our races, but it also indicates an urgent need to put the brakes on devastating and irreparable damage already caused by fossil fuels.

“I’m proud to have worked with such great talent and a production team who share the same common values around sustainability and making a positive impact in the fight against climate change.”

Filmmakers Stevens and Venville described the documentary as an “incredible, inspiring, and thrilling film to make”.

“Originally, we thought we were making a film about the environment,” they said.

“We realised the best way to get the world to pay attention to climate change is to make a film about people – in this case race car drivers and an upstart with a vision to disrupt racing series forever.

“The life of sportsmen, the ups and downs, the excitement of racing and the innovative, life-affirming electric technology coupled with racing through the heart of the biggest cities in the world.”

As well as the filmmakers and Agag, drivers Jean-Eric Vergne, Lucas di Grassi, Sam Bird, Andre Lotterer, Nelson Piquet Jnr, and Andre Lotterer will be in attendance along with Leonardo di Caprio, who founded the Venturi Formula E team along with Gildo Pastor.

Bethonie Waring

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