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Climate Emergency Cinema

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'People power' as a concept is taken to its literal conclusion at Climate Emergency Cinema, a unique cinema offering from Transition Film Festival and Little Projector Company.

Climate Emergency Cinema aims to educate and persuade, with a curated range of movies and documentaries and panels allowing activists and politicians to discuss these issues. And the events practices what it preaches. The movie screening will be powered by Projector Bike, a pedal-powered cinema that uses the energy produced riding a bike to charge the movie screening. Audience members can jump on a bike and create electricity.


Tuesday, 28 January: Damon Gameau, director of That Sugar Film, addresses potential solutions to the climate emergency in 2040, a documentary that blends real-life footage with dramatised sequences. 2040 producer Kim Ingles leads the panel with Chrissy Downes of Student Strikes Melbourne, and Darebin Councillor Trent McCarthy.

Wednesday, 5 February: a team of leading activists working with climate change campaigns in Melbourne and across Australia will host an introductory panel, with a series of climate change short films to screen afterwards.


Transitions Film Festival presents short and feature films and virtual reality documentaries that address the social, environmental and technological changes currently facing human society. The festival was founded in 2012, hosting events in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and running screenings in regional areas like Alice Springs.

Little Projector Company was formed as a solution to the disposable nature of the battery, with Projector Bike providing a sustainable source of power for projector screenings.
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Why? You have the power
When: January - February
Where: MPavillion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road
Cost: Free
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