The Swanpool Environmental Film Festival is now an annual event, thanks to your continued support, our team of volunteers and our sponsors. It is brought to you by Swanpool Landcare and Benalla Sustainable Future Group, working in partnership and utilising the wonderful resources of Swanpool Cinema.
This is our fifth festival and we have another great line up of speakers and films for you. It follows the same format – three sessions with guest speakers and films to match, separated by afternoon tea and an evening meal served up by the fabulous Swanpool Catering Team. The cost this year is $25 per head (cash please), and a reminder that bookings are essential for seating and catering, phone 0498 007 988.
Julian Cribb spoke in our district back in 2012 about food security and sustainability, courtesy of GBCMA. The title of Julian’s talk this time around, ‘Surviving the 21st Century’, is the title of his most recent book.
According to his book summary, ‘This book brings together in one clear, easy-to-read work the principal issues facing humanity – and what we can do about them’. The film to go with the talk, ‘The Age of Stupid‘, starring Peter Postlethwaite, was Julian’s own selection.
When Dr Richard David Hames heard the title of Julian’s talk he had to opt for ‘Burying the 20th Century’. That’s the title of his own second book. The film ‘The Age of Consequences‘ was a popular choice of our Landcare members and fits well with Richard’s talk theme.
So, somewhat by chance, we’ve ended up with ‘Burying the 20th Century’ followed by ‘Surviving the 21st Century’ … and ‘The Age of Consequences’ followed by ‘The Age of Stupid’.
Our final speaker, Prof Sharon Beder, comes from an engineering background but her interests have moved more to the humanities and environmental matters. We’re at a critical time in our social history and we look forward to her talk ‘Business- Managed Democracy’. It’s followed by the film ‘The Bentley Effect‘ which provides a positive ending to the evening.
Last year’s SEFF was a resounding success with people going home saying, “Can’t wait for next year’s”. Well here’s your chance and do please bring your friends along. It would be nice to have a full house for these eminent speakers and top-rated films.
Don’t be disappointed, bookings essential phone 0498 007 988. The flyer download below has more details about the 2017 Swanpool Environmental Film Festival.