Award-winning filmmaker Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film, 2040) is back with “REGENERATING AUSTRALIA”; a new documentary short featuring Kerry O’Brien, Sandra Sully, Gorgi Coghlan, Tim Flannery, David Pocock and other well-known voices, which follows on from solutions explored in 2040 and asks the question – “what would Australia look like by 2030 if we simply listened to the needs of its people?” Based on a four-month interview process with Australians from all walks of life who shared their hopes and dreams for the country’s future, “REGENERATING AUSTRALIA” is a new story for our nation – one of empowerment. A story of solutions. A story of regeneration.
Produced in partnership with WWF-Australia, the film is set on New Year’s Eve 2029 and takes the form of a news bulletin looking back at the decade ‘that could be.’ A decade that saw Australia transition to a fairer, cleaner, more community-focussed economy. We see greener, more vibrant cities and communities; what a high-speed rail network connecting regional areas and cities would look like; the environmental and social effects of large-scale wind, solar, battery and hydrogen projects; and the impacts of landscapes coming to life when regenerative agriculture and reforestation programs combine with First Nations knowledge and fire ecology to bring more people back onto the land.
In conjunction with the film’s release, WWF-Australia is launching an ‘Innovate to Regenerate’ challenge, providing $2 million in seed funding to help local communities, innovators and experts to ‘bring the film to life’ and establish or scale up innovative solutions that reverse environmental damage and help humans live in harmony with nature. Q&A events in capital cities and regional towns will be held to discuss the film and allow opportunities for communities to access support via the campaign. All screenings will feature an audience Q&A with expert panelists and live entertainment from local artists.
Mon 16 May @ Orana Cinemas Busselton
Tues 17 May @ Margaret River Heart
Wed 18 May @ Luna on SX Fremantle
Thurs 19 May @ Luna Leederville