This year's inspiring program includes cutting-edge films about wellness, innovation, ethical fashion and climate change.
The Festival will open on Thursday, 9th March with the NSW premiere of the Australian feature documentary RAW, a beautifully uplifting story about Janette and Alan, two 60 year old Australians who attracted international media attention when they broke world records by running 366 consecutive marathons in one year to promote the benefits of a plant based diet. Janette and Alan will be participating in a Q&A following the Opening Night screening.
Other Festival highlights include the NSW premiere of How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, the highly anticipated feature film from Oscar-nominated director of Gasland, Josh Fox; Wastecooking, which follows a quirky and gregarious Austrian on an adventure tour around Europe as he prepares feasts from food-scraps in an attempt to change the food system; and There Will be Water, a fly-on-the-wall film about an ambitious engineer and his relentless quest to solve food and water crises in the desert by using solar power to desalinate sea water.
Water is also central theme of this year's program with two films exploring the threats faced by our most precious, life-sustaining element; RiverBlue takes viewers on a journey towards an ethical fashion industry that doesn't pollute rivers and A Plastic Ocean offers solutions to the heart-wrenching problem of ubiquitous plastic pollution and its impacts on the food chain.
Other highlights of this year's Festival include a range of films that showcase the transformational power of new economic forces. The Chocolate Case follows an intrepid Dutch journalist as he attempts to have himself imprisoned for eating a bar of chocolate and then goes on to create the world's first 'slave-free' chocolate bar; Power to Change: Energy Rebellion, a beautifully cinematic snapshot of the energy revolution taking place in Germany; and Bringing the Light tells the extraordinary tale of an award-winning, Melbourne-based social enterprise who is changing the lives of thousands of Nepalese women. Filmmaker Stephanie Woollard will be attending the screening on 11th March and hosting a Q&A session.
Completing the Festival program are two days of FREE screenings at the Concourse Urban Screen on the 24th and 25th of March 2017, to mark Earth Hour. Presented in partnership with Willoughby City Council, highlights include National Geographic's Year's of Living Dangerously series, Just Eat It, Who Cares?, Haida Gwaii, and Catching The Sun.
Screenings will take place at
261-263 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
380 Military Rd, Cremorne NSW 2090
Mcintosh St & Railway Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067
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