Saturday, April 29, 2017

June Swanpool Environmental Film estival now an annual event

The Swanpool Environmental Film Festival is now an annual event.

“That”, according to event organiser, Ian Herbert, “is thanks to your continued support, our team of volunteers and our sponsors.”  

He said the festival is the work of Swanpool Landcare and Benalla Sustainable Future Group, working in partnership and utilising the wonderful resources of Swanpool Cinema.

This fifth festival has what Mr Herbert says, “Is a great line up of speakers and films.”
The Saturday, June 24, festival 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 Swanpool Catering Team.

He said that the cost this year is $25 per head (cash only), and bookings were essential  to allow for seating and catering.

Julian Cribb, who spoke in the district back in 2012 about food security and sustainability, courtesy of Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (GBCMA), will talk this time about “Surviving the 21st Century”, which 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 the”.

The film to go with the talk is the movie, “The Age of Stupid”, starring Peter Postlethwaite. It was Cribb’s own selection.

Hearing the title Cribbs’ address, Dr Richard David Hames heard the title of Julian's talk he had to opt for “Burying the 20th CenturyF”. 

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’, Mr Herbert said.

The 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 follows by the film “The Bentley Effect”, which Mr Herbert said provides a positive ending to the evening.

The $25 tickets can be secured by phoning 0498 007 988, and bookings are essential.

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