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Transitions Film Festival

The environmentally friendly Transitions Film Festival returns, this year as part of Darwin Fringe Festival, to inform, shock and importantly galvanise us into action.

In a rapidly industrialised and globalised world, this curated line-up of compelling feature documentaries seeks to shine a light on the solutions, as well as the problems, of our unique era.

A New Economy demonstrates how a grassroots movement of small-scale enterprises can tackle the social and environmental impacts of big business, while Reuse! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet offers timely inspiration in an age of consumerism. 

The Environment Centre NT (ECNT) hosts the 2017 festival and director Shar Molloy wants people to leave inspired by practical solutions.

River Blue is about the impact of the fashion industry. We’ll have some people talk about a really useful app that people can use to check when they go shopping.”

Nevertheless, if you find yourself leaving a film feeling disconsolate about the dire state of the world, the ECNT has planned an immediate pick-me-up. Each screening will have discussions and hands-on tasks to get filmgoers taking action.

“Our opening night film is A Plastic Ocean. One of the speakers is a conservation volunteer, they’ll then organise an ocean debris clean-up after the film, so people can take immediate action,” explains Molloy.

“It’s not only a discussion, it’s how people can take action”

With screenings at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT and Deckchair, Darwin has the best locations to watch the national film festival, with topics that relate strongly to our troppo way of life.

“At Deckchair we’re screening Power to Change, about energy. There’s going to be scientists talking about renewable energy and we’ll also talk about CoolMob and household energy efficiency,” Molloy says.

As they say, knowledge is power.

Sat 8 – Tue 11 Jul | Various locations

See the event listing.

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