Posts Tagged ‘film screening’

BZE Film Nights present “Dirty Business” by Peter Bull

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on March 21st, 2012

5 April , 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Beyond Zero Emissions Film Nights

Dirty Business:

“Clean Coal” and the Battle for Our Energy Future is a 90-minute documentary that investigates the true cost of our dependence on coal for electricity in the age of climate change. Politicians and corporate interests have mounted a formidable public relations campaign promoting “clean coal” as a solution to our energy/climate problem.
The film is the first major public media project to explain and demystify “clean coal” and to explore the extent to which increased energy efficiency and renewable energy sources such as wind and solar thermal power might make “clean coal” unnecessary and uneconomical.
At the end of the night we will open the floor to discussion. Lead by a member of the BZE team, we can discuss some of the issues raised in the film.

6.00pm, Thursday April 5

Entry: Donations welcome ($5 suggested)

Kindness House,
288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 3065
Tram 112, stop 16 (cnr Johnston & Brunswick St).

Read more about the film and watch trailers here – http://dirtybusinessthefilm.com/


Ashes To Honey: Screening for Fukushima anniversary

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on March 8th, 2012

12 March , 2012
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Join Japanese For Peace & Transition Port Phillip for a special “Appetite For Insight” screening, to mark the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster on 11:03:11

Monday 12 March

doors open 7pm for 7.30pm screening

Guest speakers from Japanese For Peace

“Ashes To Honey” follows the journey of an island community in Japan protesting the development of a nuclear power station and looks to Sweden for inspiration as to how the world can meet its future energy needs sustainably.

$11 online tickets or $12 on the door (subject to availability)

SLOWdown Restaurant, 54 Acland St (opp. Mc Donalds) St Kilda

For further info please contact transitiontownportphillip@gmail.com


The end of suburbia: and the beginning of what?

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on January 13th, 2012

23 January , 2012
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Join us for a FREE Film & Discussion Night. Monday 23 January 2012, 7pm @Port Phillip EcoCentre

The urban sprawl of Melbourne is reaching further and further, taking habitat for wildlife and prime land for growing food. It makes us more and more dependant on cars and doesn’t provide a space for a thriving neighbourhoods and engaged communities. With growing Australian population we all need a space to live but why instead of being more resourceful are Australian houses are getting bigger and bigger?

How do we deal with all these tensions? What is our outlook for the problem for the upcoming years?

Before solving all these issues let’s step back and watch a documentary: ‘The End of Suburbia’ (2004, Gregory Greene) that provides us with the historical background on how suburbs came to being in the USA and what are the challenges that face these places and their habitants.

After the screening join us for a snack and fun activities during which we will explore alternatives to a typical suburbian urban sprawl. Share your experience about the challenges of current housing realm.

Address: 55A Blessington St, St Kilda

Contact us:

To get the gist of what we will be talking about see this amazing short animation An Urban Sprawl Thinking Piece: http://vimeo.com/8001833


The Yes Men Fix the World: The Big Picture

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 28th, 2011

6 December , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Next screening, THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD, on Tuesday 6 December 2011 at 6pm at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world’s most outrageous pranks. From New Orleans to India to New York City, armed with little more than cheap thrift-store suits, the Yes Men squeeze raucous comedy out of all the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet.

Read more on the Ross House website.


The Economics of Happiness: Foodie film screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on November 10th, 2011

14 November , 2011
8:00 pmto9:30 pm

“Going local” is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world – our ecosystems, our societies and ourselves… Join us on Monday 14 November, 7.30 for 8pm screening of “The Economics of Happiness”, a film exploring the emerging paradigm of re-localisation, a new way of thinking about economics, growth & prosperity.

Special guest speaker, Nick Ray, founder of the Ethical Consumer Guide.

Tickets $11 online  or $12 on the door (subject to availability) includes nibblies made from locally sourced produce & a glass of wine.
SLOWdown Cafe Bar Restaurant, 56 Acland St, St Kilda (opposite McDonalds).

Appetite for Insight foodie films are proudly presented in partnership with SLOWdown eco-friendly restaurant & Transition Town Port Phillip, supported by Port Phillip Urban Fresh Food Network & Veg Out Community Gardens.


“The End Of The Line” foodie film screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on October 6th, 2011

10 October , 2011
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Imagine a world without fish, Imagine your meals without seafood…

Join us on Monday 10 October, 7.30 for 8pm screening of “The End Of The Line”, a film exploring the alarming consequences of global overfishing.  Guest speaker John Ford, Marine Scientist & Presenter on Triple R’s “Radio Marinara” will share his knowledge about local impacts and sustainable seafood.  Tickets $15 online http://slowdown.net.au/news.html or on the door (subject to availability) includes nibblies made from locally sourced produce & a glass of wine.

SLOWdown Cafe Bar Restaurant, 56 Acland St, St Kilda (opposite McDonalds), 8534 3030

Sustainable seafood pre-screening menu available.

Appetite for Insight foodie films are proudly presented in partnership with SLOWdown eco-friendly restaurant & Transition Town Port Phillip, supported by Port Phillip Urban Fresh Food Network & Veg Out Community Gardens.


Environmental Film Festival 2011

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 3rd, 2011

11 October , 2011 7:00 pmto16 October , 2011 7:30 pm

http://effm.org.au/


Queen of the Sun: Film Screening

Posted in Events, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on September 20th, 2011

4 October , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

http://www.rosshouse.org.au/node/162


Think Global, Act Rural: MIFF Screening

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 21st, 2011

24 July , 2011
12:00 amto11:00 pm
5 August , 2011
6:30 pmto8:30 pm
Source: Permablitz Designers Guild

“Alarm-raising and catastrophist films have been made, and they have served their purpose. Now the time has come to show that there are solutions, to give a voice to the farmers, philosophers and economists who are inventing and experimenting with new alternatives, while explaining why our society is mired in the current ecological, financial and political crises.” Coline Serreau

Going beyond merely denouncing an agricultural system that has been perverted by unreasonable growth imperatives, Coline Serreau invites us in “Think Global Act Rural” to discover new farming systems, successful production techniques which not only produce better yield, but also repair the damages and offer better life and health to the communities, while ensuring perennial food security. Coline Serreau travelled the world for over three years, armed with a handheld camera, to meet women and men in the field – thinkers and economists – who locally, successfully, are trying out solutions to mend our long ill-treated earth.

Pierre Rabhi, Claude and Lydia Bourguignon, the landless workers of Brazil, Kokopelli in India, Mr. Antoniets in Ukraine… Meet the resistance fighters in love with Earth.

In turn funny and touching, assertive and inspired, they are granted a speaking platform in Coline Serreau’s documentary. The series of unbelievably concordant interviews proves that there are options, that an alternative is possible. It is responding, with concrete elements, to the ecological challenges and, generally speaking, to the civilization crisis, we are currently going through.

Looking beyond the disastrous effects of agriculture’s mass commodification, Think Global, Act Rural investigates the way forward, profiling organic farming techniques that may offer hope for the future.

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Screenings:

  • July 24, 9pm
  • August 5, 6:30pm
Read more or make a booking for Think Global, Act Rural


Urban Farmers: “Homegrown” Film Screening

Posted in Events, Models by Kate Archdeacon on July 13th, 2011

20 July , 2011
12:30 amto9:30 pm

Life Changing Docos and the Transition Decade Alliance proudly present HOMEGROWN, hosted by the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

Join us for the last public screening of HOMEGROWN… it follows the Dervaes family who run a small organic farm in the heart of urban Pasadena, California. While “living off the grid”, they harvest over 6,000 pounds (2.7 Metric Tons) of produce on a fifth of an acre (800 square metres), make their own bio diesel, power their computers with the help of solar panels, and maintain a website that gets 4,000 hits a day. The film is an intimate human portrait of what it’s like to live like “Little House on the Prairie” in the 21st Century. After the screening the on-stage panel of experts will discuss the issues and solutions raised by the film, and field questions from the audience. Come along and meet the people that are an integral part of positive and sustainable solutions.

Wednesday, July 20 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Melbourne Law Building Theatrette
University of Melbourne

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