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Swanpool Environmental Film Festival 2019

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Sat 15 Jun, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 9:40 pm

@ Swanpool Cinema

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The Swanpool Environmental Film Festival will take place this year on Saturday 15th June. It will follow the usual format of three sessions with breaks for afternoon tea and an evening meal. Speakers and films for the three sessions are:

Session One: Dr Tilman Ruff and film ‘System Error’.
Session Two: Prof Samantha Hepburn and a Short Enviro Film Fest
Session Three: Prof Tim Reeves and film ‘2040’.

Total cost is just $30 including catering and you can book now at TryBooking.

Guest speaker Dr Tilman Ruff AM is Associate Professor at Melbourne University’s School of Population and Global Health.  Prof Samantha Hepburn is Director of Deakin’s Centre for Energy and Natural Resources, and Professor of Property Law at Deakin Law School.  Prof Tim Reeves was recently appointed first Professor in Residence at the Dookie agricultural campus.  Tim is a distinguished international leader in agricultural research, development and extension.

Attendees will be particularly interested to hear Tilman’s talk.  Tilman and his wife Charlotte are landholders in the Lima East valley and he tells us that he will bring along the Nobel Peace Prize medal for display at the SEFF 2019.  Prof Samantha Hepburn’s talk is very relevant to our times with environmental laws and determinations being challenged.  Prof Tim Reeves spoke recently about local food production at a Water Forum in Euroa.  At the SEFF he will present us with a global perspective.

The feature films are excellent with the film ‘2040’ being requested by previous attendees.  This year the inclusion of a Short Enviro Film Fest allows us to present some excellent talks, poems, short films and newsreels as well as giving a visual update on local matters.  We hope you’ll enjoy this new segment.

The event is brought to you by Swanpool Landcare and Benalla Sustainable Future Group.  We thank the Gecko CLaN, GBCMA, Benalla Permaculture and Granite Creeks Landcare Network once again for their support.

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