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GreenFlicks 2014

A programme of the best short films on environmental themes from around the world, screening in competition.

Screening: Sun 19 Jan, 2pm | Running Time: 117 min | Classification: Under 15yrs to be w/adult

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  • A City With Two Voices

    A City With Two Voices steps into the climate debate and how the vision of the Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, is under attack by Sydney radio personality Alan Jones.

  • Unravel

    Unravel follows the Western world’s least wanted clothes on a journey across Northern India from sea to industrial interior. They get to Panipat a sleepy town and the only place in the world that wants them, where they are recycled back into yarn.

  • Haleema

    Blistering heat in the desert of Sudan. A pregnant mother and her two young children are on the search for water and safety from the ruthless Janjaweed militia. When her brother is too week to continue Haleema is sent by her mother to find water. A dangerous journey full of hope and despair begins.

  • Knitting Nannas

    We meet our Knitting Nannas who are saving our land and our water for the kiddies. The Nannas peacefully and productively protest against coal seem gas mining in the Northern Rivers NSW. They knit, plot, have a yarn and a cuppa and bear witness to the war.

  • A Wild Idea

    A Wild Idea is a documentary about Ecuador’s proposal to fight climate change. The government would leave in tact the vast oil reserves that lie beneath the pristine portion of the Amazon, as long as the world compensates the country with hundreds of millions of dollars. If accepted, this proposal would contribute to preserving biodiversity, avoiding carbon dioxide emissions and respecting the rights of indigenous peoples and their way of life. A Wild Idea shows how an initiative that sounds utopian turned into an official proposal championed around the world.

  • Ringbalin Breaking The Drought

    In 2010 Australia was facing the worst drought in recorded history. At the end of the river in the Coorong Ngarrindjeri Elder Uncle Moogy grew tired of watching his ancestral home die and so united a group of different Aboriginal River Nations in a 2300-kilometre pilgrimage to dance the spirit back into the river and into themselves. By the time they had finished the drought had broken and what followed was the wettest wet season in living memory with floods throughout the basin.