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The Need to Grow Film Screening

Tuesday 21 January
Arts and culture
Resident, Youth, Senior, Adult
All tickets - $12
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Booking Information

Contact the Box Office in person or over the phone, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm T 8375 6855 E no transaction fee applies over the phone or in person $2 transaction fee online

Hosted by The Adelaide Sustainability Centre, supported by the City of Marion and curated by Transitions Film Festival.

$9 per ticket sold will be donated to the SA Urban Food Network

With only sixty years of farmable soil left on Earth, and the increased threats of climate change, the need to rethink how we use earth’s natural resources has never been more important.

The Need to Grow takes an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement who are redesigning our future; an eight-year-old girl who challenges the ethics of a beloved organisation, a renegade farmer struggling to keep his land as he revolutionises resource-efficient agriculture, and an accomplished visionary inventor facing catastrophe in the midst of developing a game changing technology.

Michael Smith, a computer scientist who created technology for the first ever 3D animations in Disney’s Aladdin movie and developed audio processing technology for the FBI, invents a ‘Green Power House’ which does 400 year’s worth of nature’s work in 4 days, Alicia Serratos, who gave a TEDx talk at just 7 years of age, questions the prevalence of GMOs in our food, and Erkik Cutter cultivates his zero-waste, toxin-free Mirco Farm. The film follows their triumphs and challenges as they struggle to build a better world

Executive-produced and narrated by Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Iron Fist) and featuring Paul Stamets and Vandana Shiva, The Need to Grow highlights the urgent need to replenish the world’s soil. With a strong focus on innovative solutions, the film showcases the inspiring, innovative, and potentially revolutionary pathways to regeneration, rejuvenation and a healthy planet.

CLASSIFICATION: Restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult

Film followed by panel discussion.

Panellists include:

Dr Georgia Csortan, Urban Agriculture Scientist

Beck Stevens, Coordinator of Happy Patch Community Garden

Steven Hoepfner, Wagtail Urban Farm

Dr Kerri Chiveralls, Dream Awake: Research Education and Design

Lachlan McKenzie, Permaculture SA

This screening of The Need to Grow is part of a series of inspiring community film screenings and thought-provoking discussions brought to you by Adelaide Sustainability Centre. Transitions Film Festival has curated some of the best received and sold out cutting-edge documentaries around a positive solutions-based theme.

We acknowledge the Kaurna People, Traditional Owners of the Adelaide Plains.

Made possible through funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board, with Conservation SA.

Full schedule of films at Transitions Film Festival

6:30 – 7pm Café open for pre drinks (coffee, tea, beer, wine, etc)
7 - 9:30 pm Movie screening (96min) + 10 min interval + panel discussion


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