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Inaugural film festival in Tatura

Tickets are now available for Transition Tatura’s inaugural film festival, ‘Communities Rethinking the Future: A day of Films, Talks and Conversations’, to be held on Saturday, August 30 at the Gallery Cafe.

July 30, 2014 3:45am

Spokesperson Marisa O’Halloran said participants would have the opportunity to engage with some incredible speakers, coupled with four thought-provoking films.

She said the speakers were:

● Kate Auty is former Victorian Commissioner for the Environment and a Vice-Chancellors Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

● David Karoly from Melbourne University is School of Earth Sciences Professor of Meteorology and an ARC Federation Fellow in the School of Earth Sciences.

Professor Karoly is active in research on climate variability and climate change, including greenhouse climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and inter-annual climate variations due to El Niño Southern Oscillation.

● Fiona Armstrong is a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, Founder and Convenor of the Climate and Health Alliance, and a founding director of CLIMARTE: Arts for a Safe Climate.

● Peter Seligman is an associate of the Melbourne Energy Institute at the University of Melbourne, and will explore the possibilities open to Australia in the field of sustainable energy and in particular the issue of concern about noise from wind turbines.

● Hans Baer, a Melbourne University anthropologist has participated in numerous social movements, including peace, anti-apartheid, labour, environmental, climate, and socialist movements, and has conducted research throughout the world.

Ms O’Halloran said the films were: The Earth Wins,The Human Cost of Power.Done with the Wind, and The Power of Community.

‘‘If your interest is shaping the future for healthier communities, livelihoods and fun founded on initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce emissions then this is the event for you,’’ she said.

‘‘Tickets cost $25 and are available through http://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/3856288 (a limited number will be available on the day). Tickets are limited.’’

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