Enjoy a curated program of talks and screen-based works including feature film, This Changes Everything, ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21).
In December, the world’s powers will meet in Paris to discuss climate change and decide on the future of our planet. To help prepare for these talks, Fed Square’s Creative Program is presenting three screen works that respond to the problem of climate change in innovative and beautiful ways.
In between the films you will hear from four guest speakers who are advocates and community leaders in environmental sustainability.
Pull up a deck chair and enjoy this moving and thought-provoking program.
Welcome To Country: Aunty Di Kerr – Wurundjeri Elder
Screening: Nhawul Bultjubul Ma (To See with Both Eyes)
Co-produced by Lee Joachim + Michael O’Dwyer
Nhawul Bultjubul Ma discusses the Indigenous experience of climate change and efforts to adapt. Filmed at the Yorta Yorta Climate Change Adaptation Workshop 14 – 15 Nov 2012, Yorta Yorta Country, Echuca.
Screening: Counting One to Four – Nature Morte
By Debbie Symons
With live score performed by D.A.Calf
This film visualises the projected affects of the Earth’s predicted future warming upon species and remaining wild environments.
- Cr Cathy Oke | City of Melbourne Councillor
City of Melbourne Councillor Cathy Oke is a sustainability advocate with over twenty years’ experience in the sector and is travelling to Paris for COP21. She is Chair of the Future Melbourne (Transport) Committee and Deputy Chair of the Future Melbourne (Environment) Committee.
- Sharon Pollard | Fed Square General Manager Operations
Sharon Pollard manages Fed Square’s Operations team and oversees Fed Square’s sustainability management plan, which includes a number of successful initiatives and technologies that have enabled Fed Square to become a carbon neutral city precinct.
- Vanessa Kwiatkowski | Melbourne City Rooftop Honey Beekeeper
Vanessa Kwiatkowski is one of the founders of Melbourne City Rooftop Honey, a unique project that aims to bring bees back to our cities. This project seeks to address issues of sustainability by raising awareness of the importance of bee population health and urban beekeeping.
Screening: This Changes Everything
Watch a provocative and compelling film inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller. Directed by Avi Lewis and filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Presented by Fed Square’s Creative Program.
Image: Burning Sugar Cane Field in El Salvador. Still from This Changes Everything.