“A beautiful film about the slow catastrophe.” – Aftenposten
2.15pm | Saturday 26 October | Cinema Nova
ABOUT THE FILM
Asgeir Helgestad | Norway | 2018 | 70 mins
Best Film – Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
Best Environmental Film – International Wildlife Film Festival Missoula USA 2018
Immerse yourself in Arctic life with acclaimed wildlife filmmaker, Asgeir Helgestad, as he captures the triumphs and traumas of life as a polar bear in the age of human-inflicted climate change.
Following a mother polar bear, Frost, and her cubs over four years, this film revels in the beauty of Svalbard, a glacier-covered archipelago between Norway and the North Pole, while also highlighting the devastation caused by climate change, which is forcing polar bears to search further afield for food, with disastrous consequences.
Queen without Land is at once a celebration of the Arctic’s ecosystem, and a confrontation of its fight for survival as climate change brutalises the region.
This film will screen with a short film made by Australian Parents for Climate Action thanks to EFFA's Community Storytelling Project, made possible with the support of Bank Australia.
Adult $20.50 | Concession $17.50 + booking fee
This session will include an introduction from Kristen Howard from Homeward Bound.
Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.