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Living the Change

  • Palace Westgarth 89 High Street Northcote (map)

Dir. Jordan Osmond, Antoinette Wilson | New Zealand/Australia | 2018 | 85 mins

Presented by Darebin City Council.

Sometimes it feels like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big and too overwhelming to be dealt with by individuals. But each and every one of us has the power to make a difference, and Living the Change sets out to inspire us to do just that. Exploring solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – this film presents inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities.

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson share tales from their travels, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we came to be where we are today. From forest gardens and composting toilets, to community-supported agriculture and timebanking, this film presents a plethora of ingenious yet practical ways to rethink our approach to how we live, and how to be the change we want to see in the world.

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Join filmmaker Jordan Osmond for an audience Q&A after the screening. 

Darebin City Council Deputy Mayor Cr Lina Messina will introduce the film.

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Living the Change will screen with Australian short film Rusty Swordfish (10) directed by Jarrod Boord.

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Cr Lina Messina
Deputy Mayor, Darebin City Council

Cr Messina was elected to Council in 2016. Cr Messina wants to ensure that Darebin’s planning scheme balances growth with sustainable and appropriate developments that are congruent with our neighbourhood character. She is aiming to stimulate jobs and economic development and foster the arts, culture and heritage that underpin our community identity.

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  Jordan Osmond   Filmmaker, Living the Change   Jordan grew up in Ballarat, Australia. A budding photographer, in his mid-teens he was struck by how documentary films were having an impact on how he saw the world and how he lived his life. Impressed by what an effective medium for change they were, he wanted to get behind the camera and have a positive impact on the lives of others. His first feature film, A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity, co-directed with Samuel Alexander, has received over a million views on YouTube and continues to be shown at community events and festivals around the world. In 2016, Jordan joined up with Antoinette to make short films exploring similar themes, leading to the pair travelling and living in New Zealand for two and a half years to make Living the Change. Now based in Australia, Jordan is director, writer, cinematographer and editor.

Jordan Osmond
Filmmaker, Living the Change

Jordan grew up in Ballarat, Australia. A budding photographer, in his mid-teens he was struck by how documentary films were having an impact on how he saw the world and how he lived his life. Impressed by what an effective medium for change they were, he wanted to get behind the camera and have a positive impact on the lives of others. His first feature film, A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity, co-directed with Samuel Alexander, has received over a million views on YouTube and continues to be shown at community events and festivals around the world. In 2016, Jordan joined up with Antoinette to make short films exploring similar themes, leading to the pair travelling and living in New Zealand for two and a half years to make Living the Change. Now based in Australia, Jordan is director, writer, cinematographer and editor.

  Nicole Precel Q&A Moderator   Nicole Precel is an award-winning journalist, documentary maker and social entrepreneur. She works full time as a video journalist and reporter with The Age, and has made a range of documentaries for Al Jazeera, SBS 2, Current TV, BBC London and worked for, Marie Claire, News Corp, Summer Foundation, UNFPA and more. She's reported from the Black Saturday bushfires, interviewed Prime Ministers and worked with ethnic minorities in Vietnam, Australia and Vanuatu. She has a strong passion for human rights, justice, women and disability rights. She is also the co-founder of not-profit Co-Ground, which runs social enterprises, including Co-Ground Coffee, to fuel community-led education and livelihood projects in remote Vanuatu and soon to be in the Philippines.

Nicole Precel
Q&A Moderator

Nicole Precel is an award-winning journalist, documentary maker and social entrepreneur. She works full time as a video journalist and reporter with The Age, and has made a range of documentaries for Al Jazeera, SBS 2, Current TV, BBC London and worked for, Marie Claire, News Corp, Summer Foundation, UNFPA and more. She's reported from the Black Saturday bushfires, interviewed Prime Ministers and worked with ethnic minorities in Vietnam, Australia and Vanuatu. She has a strong passion for human rights, justice, women and disability rights. She is also the co-founder of not-profit Co-Ground, which runs social enterprises, including Co-Ground Coffee, to fuel community-led education and livelihood projects in remote Vanuatu and soon to be in the Philippines.

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