Environmental change makers: A series of short SCINEMA films @ Marion Cultural Centre

Event Type Performance
Event Focus Family, Film
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Community
Price $10
Dates 18/08/2017 to 18/08/2017
Start Time 7pm
Location Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road
Oaklands Park SA 5046
Contact Email: boxoffice@marion.sa.gov.au
Other: 08 8375 6855
MCC-Scinema
Come along to a science film festival

City of Marion, Marion Cultural Centre, and Discovery Circle invite you to a community screening of a collection of SCINEMA films.

SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, celebrating the power of film to tell stories about the world, how it works and our place in it.

When it comes to our environment, we are currently at a crossroads. Whilst we face many environmental challenges, we are in an age of scientific breakthroughs and a growing collective change. Come see the inspiring films telling the environmental stories of people across the globe, and the passionate citizens creating change.

Films:

End of Snow
Embark on a journey into the mountains to find the tales of the past, present and future of snow with Dr. Jane Zelikova.  There will be adventure. Friendships will form. She will dig holes, and fall down those holes. But like any good story, the characters she meets will help show her the way, a map for living in a world beyond the end of snow.

My Deadly Beautiful City
Subtitled (Russia)
Residents of an industrial town in the Arctic ponder how pollution affects their lives and the landscape.

The Discarded
Subtitled (Brazil)
When the world landed in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, they got more than they bargained for. Guanabara Bay, the iconic landscape around which Rio de Janeiro is built, has become a veritable cesspool choked with trash and raw sewage.   This short documentary unfolds through the eyes of a handful of Cariocas who are fighting for a better, more dignified way of life — starting with cleaning up the trash. Through their eyes we come face to face with the reality of consumption, in Rio as much as in our own lives.

At Street Level
At Street Level is an ethnographic film about a small community-based environmental justice NGO struggling to improve local air quality. Adjacent to the Port of Oakland, the community is severely impacted by diesel particulate pollution. The ‘Personal Air Monitoring Project’ sees students and out-of-work community members walk around the neighborhood with an industrial air-monitoring device to collect data about local air quality.

Pork.0
Pork.0 is a short documentary that follows Carl Blake II as he combats factory-farming by inventing his own breed of pig. A former computer engineer who came back to the farm after a harrowing car accident, Carl is turning the American pork system on its’ heels by producing some of the tastiest and happiest pigs in the country, all using sustainable methods.

OWSIA(Darkened Water)
Best Film
Subtitled (Iran) Mild Coarse Language
The aqueduct in the central Iranian city of Yazd has supplied water to the city for 2,500 years, now rots away due to bureaucracy and corruption.
“A fascinating well-made film about this living UNESCO heritage site, social politics and the complex issue of water rights”

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Marion Cultural Centre

The Marion Cultural Centre (MCC) comprises of a theatre, meeting rooms, art gallery, cafe, foyer, plaza and the Cultural Centre Library. The MCC holds many different events throughout the year, offering a range of exciting opportunities for everyone.