6.45pm – 9.00pm | Thursday 31 October | Palace Westgarth Cinema
Join us for a carefully curated series of Australian shorts, spanning a range of important environmental issues from a local perspective – from drought management and conservation, to food waste and plant-based fashion.
This session was made possible with the support of City of Darebin Council and Bush Heritage Australia.
This film will screen with a short film made by Community Grocers thanks to EFFA's Community Storytelling Project, made possible with the support of Bank Australia.
Adult $20.50 | Concession $17.50 + booking fee
ABOUT THE FILMS
G. Anthony Svatek | USA, Tuvalu | 2017 | 22 mins
The popular web domain suffix “.TV” is both a form of capital and an emblem of a country on the brink of climate catastrophe.
FIREKEEPERS OF KAKADU
Della Golding | Australia | 2018 | 15 mins
Follow the oldest surviving culture on Earth, the Bininj people of Kakadu, as they work to maintain a 65,000-year-old culture, playing a vital role in saving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world.
Sophia Armstrong | Australia | 2019 | 12 mins
These passionate and determined environmentalists held up a train in order to save their beloved endemic South West forests in the ‘90s, but now they’re back, and they need your help.
Emily Medbury | Australia | 2019 | 5 mins
As the fashion industry desperately searches for new innovations and creative designers, people like Amanda Morglund are stepping forward with game-changing inventions we never could have predicted. Watch first-hand as Amanda – Copenhagen Youth Fashion Summit speaker, and the creative and scientific mind behind Mycelium Made – creates clothing from mushrooms.
Angela How | Australia | 10 mins
Ever imagined eating food from bins? Meet Talitha, a non-profit sector worker who finds ways to make her dollar stretch by dumpster diving, rescuing and reclaiming unused food.
THE RIVER IS ME
David Freid | New Zealand | 2019 | 17 mins
Thanks to environmental campaigning, New Zealand’s Whanganui River is now legally recognised as a person, but where the river ends is up for debate.
Ryan William Muir |Australia | 2019 | 11mins
A resilient crop-farmer endeavours to preserve his land, legacy and way of life in the face of Australia’s ongoing ‘big dry’.
This screening will be followed by a discussion with Liam Mannix, Andrew Murrenda and Jody Gunn.
Liam Mannix - Journalist
This session will be hosted by Liam Mannix, national science journalist at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald - and occasionally on channel 9. He loves science and the people that do it.
Jody Gunn – Executive Manager South East Australia, Bush Heritage Australia
Within her role at Bush Heritage, Jody leads a team of ecologists and land managers who oversee 320,000 hectares for conservation. With more than 20 years’ experience in wildlife conservation, Jody has worked with the Jane Goodall Institute in Tanzania, developed joint management plans with Traditional Owners in central Australia and wrote her PhD on human-elephant conflict in Mikumi National Park. She prides herself on Bush Heritage’s work with Traditional Owners and achieving conservation outcomes across Australia.
This screening will be introduced by City of Darebin Councillor Steph Amir, and Bush Heritage Australia’s Executive Manager South East Australia Dr Jody Gunn.
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.