Films for the environment this weekend

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THIS weekend sees Environmental Film Festival Australia coming to Palace Electric Cinemas in NewActon, where it runs until Sunday September 13.

Still from “Black Hole”
Still from “Black Hole”

With prominent patrons like Bob Brown, Adam Bandt, Linh Do and Heidi Douglas, the event opens this Friday, Sept 11, from 6.15pm until late with the world premiere “Black Hole” by Australian director Joa?o Dujon Pereira, a film about coal, corruption and community resistance in Australia, along with a discussion with the filmmaker and special guests, followed by an after party complete with live music, drinks and canapés.

A highlight on Saturday Sept 12 from 2-4pm there’ll be a screening of the film “Slow Food Story” introduced by Niels Stockholm and a conversation about food systems with expert panellists and local food appreciators, while feasting on tastings of biodynamic food.

The festival’s closing screening of “Landfill Harmonic” takes place from 6.45pm on Sunday September 13, and this event includes an address from festival patron Adam Bandt, a surprise performance and festival award announcements.

Environmental Film Festival Australia, at Sept 11-13. All details at effa.org.au

The full program is below:

Sept 11, 6.15PM Special Event: Opening Night Canberra “Black Hole” + Special guests in conversation with the filmmaker + Canberra launch party!

Sept 12. 2.00PM Special Event: Tasting & panel discussion Good Things Await + Fungiphillia Rising (short) 6.00PM Thule Tuvalu + The Orphan and the Polar Bear (short) + Panel discussion 8.30PM Bikes vs Cars + Mile for Mile (short) 2.00PM Special Event: Tasting & panel discussion Good Things Await + Fungiphillia Rising (short) 6.00PM Thule Tuvalu + The Orphan and the Polar Bear (short) + Panel discussion 8.30PM Bikes vs Cars + Mile for Mile (short)

Sept 13 2.00PM Banking Nature + Breaking Barriers (short) 6.45PM Landfill Harmonic + Trash, Manufactured (short).

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