THEY SAY IT CAN’T BE DONE is a documentary that explores how innovation can solve some of the world's toughest problems. The film follows the stories of four companies on the brink of disruptive innovation, from technologies that can roll back climate change to miracles of medical ingenuity. Each company highlighted in the film has the potential to revolutionize their industry and our lives, but all have the common roadblock of regulations that threaten to limit their success.
The film examines how innovation does not come without risk. With new technologies come new consequences that could impact our health, safety, and environment. Our regulatory system is intended to protect the public interest. But, as we see with the challenges faced by the entrepreneurial pioneers featured in the documentary, perhaps some well-intentioned regulations have become too cumbersome - inadvertently discouraging innovation.
Can our society think critically to break down pointless or misguided barriers, retain those that make sense, and use the power of government effectively to usher in a new age of human progress? We say it can be done.