Tas forest film mini-fest
Time & Location
About the Event
A midwinter Tasmanian film screening for those passionate about our forests, local community and how we can create responsible, appropriate and well managed nature based tourism experiences in our state. Two short feature films that consider the opportunities, and people advocating for protecting our Gondwanic native forest
What if running could save arrainforest, by Patagonia
takayna / Tarkine region of northwestern Tasmania is home to one of the last undisturbed tracts of Gondwanan rainforest in the world, and one of the highest concentrations of Aboriginal archaeology in the hemisphere. Yet this place, which remains largely as it was when dinosaurs roamed the planet, is currently at the mercy of destructive extraction industries, including logging and mining. Weaving together the conflicting narratives of activists, locals and Aboriginal communities, and told through the experiences of a trail running doctor and a relentless environmentalist, this documentary, presented by Patagonia Films, unpacks the complexities of modern conservation and challenges us to consider the importance of our last truly wild places.
Tasmanian Big Tree Hunters, by The Tree Projects
Five young people explore the Gondwanic forests of Tasmania for the big trees and big biodiversity within them. This short film shines a light on the native forests being lost to industrial logging, and the opportunities lost for building experience based nature tourism businesses that value our natural assets.
A short panel discussion will follow on the opportunities and need to develop worlds best practice, and appropriate nature based experience businesses that are ecologically responsible, appropriate to place using the examples featured in the both films.
Event followed by shared lunch, bring a plate to share (like the CWA, but not quite).
Location, Scottsdale Library (upstairs screening room).