Reel Change Film Festival

Reel Change Film Festival

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Reel Change Film Festival

14-18 October, 2024

Join the audience at 5 different venues on 5 different nights, enjoying films covering a range of sustainable living topics,  followed each night by a Q&A discussion that talks about the lessons from each film in the context of Tasmania.  Buy a full festival ticket to enjoy each of the films giving you the 5  films for the price of 4, or simply buy a ticket to the film (or films) of your choice.  Details of the times, venues and films are as follows:

Monday October 14, 2024 KISS THE GROUND
6pm – 8.30pm, Kickstart Arts, Building 1831 South, 12 St John’s Avenue, St John’s Park, New Town

Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle. This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible  to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future. Narrated by Woody Harrelson.

Q&A facilitated by Celia Leverton, Regenerative Agriculture Network Tasmania

Tuesday October 15, 2024 CLIMATE CHANGERS
6pm-8.30pm, Kingborough Community Hub, 7 Goshawk Way, Kingston

The film follows Chief Climate Councillor Professor Tim Flannery, renowned scientist and a leading voice for climate action change, as he searches for the missing ingredient in our fight against climate change – leadership“For a long time, there has been a gap in climate leadership. I wanted to dig deeper; work out why we are so lacking in climate leaders, and talk about how we can tackle this challenge,” Professor Flannery said. “I met with some incredible minds during the making of this film: people who are out there doing incredible work. I hope some of the ideas explored can empower policy-makers and the broader population to instigate the changes we so desperately need.” In Climate Changers, Tim Flannery discusses climate leadership  with prominent experts from around the globe. The lineup includes former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, green energy genius Dr. Saul Griffith, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, human rights lawyer and activist from Fiji Kavita Naidu, West Papuan activist and human rights lawyer Frederika Korain, Indigenous climate change Ambassador for the Kingdom of Tonga Uili Lousi, and First Nations Advisor Tishiko King. Together, they explore different solutions and approaches to guide us through the complex climate landscape.
Q&A facilitated by Lissa Velleneuve

Wednesday October 16,2024 PLASTIC WAVE
6pm – 8.30pm, Republic Bar, 299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
A surf photographer, business owner and father of two is seeing more and more plastic wash ashore his beloved home beach. In a bid to discover  the route of this problem he embarks on a journey of discovery to  educate himself and understand more about the problem. Along the way, he discovers some alarming issues.



6pm – 8.30pm, Sustainability Learning Centre, 50 Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson
1. Living with Devils
– Set in the spectacular landscape of far north-west Tasmania, Simon  Plowright will once again embed himself in the intimate daily life of a  remarkable animal, the often-misunderstood Tasmanian Devil. For a year  he will live with devils, revealing the epic struggle this unique marsupial is facing against both a fatal disease and the impacts of human encroachment.

2. Road Kill Warriors – 400,000 animals are killed on Tasmanian roads every year. That’s 45 every hour. Meet the women who have decided that enough is enough and are tackling this issue in unique and sometimes controversial ways.
3. The Platypus Garden – Witness the story of Pete Walsh, a Tasmanian man who befriends a platypus he names Zoom. With the help of experts, Pete learns more about the platypus’s secret world in a mission to protect them from the dangers of urban development.

Q&A facilitated by film producer Lara van Raay

Friday October 18, 2024 FASHION REIMAGINED
6pm – 8.30pm, Hobart Brewing Co, 16 Evans Street, Hobart, 7000
Fashion designer Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl is a rising star in the London fashion scene. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by activist parents, Amy has always felt uneasy about the devastating environmental impact of her industry. When she wins the coveted Vogue award for the Best Young Designer of the Year, which comes with a big cash prize, Amy decides to use the money to create a sustainable collection from field to finished garment, and transform her entire business. Over the following three years, her own personal revolution becomes the precursor of a much bigger, societal change.

Q&A facilitated by Helen Pryor

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