Free ALTAR film screenings

    Start 15 March 2017, 6:30pm
    End 18 October 2017, 8:30pm

    It has been argued that the holocene no longer accurately depicts the geological epoch we inhabit. Instead, it is claimed , our current era should be called the anthropocene: a new epoch that marks the unprecedented impact of human activity on the earth's geology and ecosystems.

    The recognition of humans as a force of nature compels contemporary projects in social as well as natural sciences. With six films in 2017 focussing on the relationships between humans and non-humans, environmental contamination and survival, indigenous knowledges and scientific agendas, ALTAR wish to critically engage and expand on ideas relating to the anthropocene.

    Over the course of the year we will invite expert speakers to provide some insights into the the themes before the screenings, as well as welcoming some of the filmmakers to join us for discussion.

    The screenings are FREE and open to the public in The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre Room D3.054, McGregor Road, Smithfield, 4878


    Wednesday 15 March 2017 at 6:30 pm
    Anthropocene (97 mins)
    by Steve Bradshaw (2015)

    Wednesday 12 April 2017 at 6:30 pm
    Canning Paradise (90 mins)
    by Olivier Pollet (2012)
    Tuna industry in Papua New Guinea

    Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 6:30 pm
    Salero (76 mins)
    by Mike Plunkett (2015)
    Salt harvesters in Bolivia



    Wednesday 23 August 2017 at 6:30 pm
    When Two Worlds Collide (102 mins)
    by Heidi Brandenburg & Matthew Orzel (2016)
    Environmental conflicts in Peruvian Amazon

    Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 6:30 pm
    Night Parrot Stories (89 mins)
    by Robert Nugent (2016)
    Tales of extinction and an elusive Australian bird

    Wednesday 18 October 2017 at 6:30 pm
    The Islands and the Whales (83 mins)
    by Mike Day (2016)
    Marine pollution of the Nordic Faroe Islands and the hunt for whales

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