Sometimes focusing on the ecological and environmental problems facing the world is overwhelming - so why not put the spotlight on the solutions instead?
That was the aim of Tasmanian-turned-New Zealander filmmaker Antoinette Wilson and partner Jordan Osmond as they created documentary Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future.
They travelled across New Zealand to discover the ways local communities were solving environmental problems - and it gave them a sense of hope for the future.
"We wanted to meet people who are solutions-focused," Ms Wilson said.
"My sense is that there is a real groundswell happening everywhere.
"Scientifically there’s a whole lot more coming out now than what was the case a few years ago.
"It’s been since the 1960s that really good research and info and warnings have been made, a lot of people have been really active and trying to get the message out there.
"Only in the last few years that those messages, the weight of the message has started to take shape."
The documentary features food forest ideas, community currency, waste minimisation and sustainable management, and a range of other ideas stemming from community actions.
Ms Wilson said it had received a huge response where it had screened overseas, including at film festivals.
"Recently we heard that a few projects have started up because of the film," she said.
"It changes the attitude to how they live, make changes about their lifestyles."
The documentary has aired in Europe, the United States, Canada and Asia - and now its Launceston's turn.
The two directors will attend a screening at the City Baptist Church tonight from 6.30pm with a Q&A session.