Last updated August 15, 2018 at 4:41 pm
SCINEMA is bringing winning documentary filmmakers to regional NSW for special screening.
As part of National Science Week and in the spirit of all things community, this year for the SCINEMA International Science Film Festival community screenings we wanted to give a special treat to one particular community.
In a regional NSW town called Dungog, there is a community group called the Paterson Ally Williams Science Hub. Like one of dozens of venue locations around Australia, they are hosting a SCINEMA community screening. They’ll be playing films featuring the winners from the 2018 film festival, including Grassroots, which won Best Documentary.
Thanks to support from National Science Week, we are giving the Science Hub a special opportunity with award-winning filmmakers.
Frank Oly and Tegan Nock, who produced the Grassroots documentary, and agronomist Guy Webb, who featured in the film, will be special guests at the Dungog screening. They’ll be there for a meet and greet, as well as a Q&A panel with the audience.
The Australian film follows unlikely heroes on a quest to deliver a genuine climate change solution. It’s a story about farmers, the soils they work and a piece of powerful knowledge that nearly slipped through their fingers. Grassroots follow Guy Webb and his friends on their journey.
The public screening will be free for those in the community to attend.
It will take place at the historic James Theatre in Dungog, which is the oldest fully enclosed purpose-built cinema continuously operating in Australia.
Saturday 11 August, 7pm – 9.30pm
James Theatre, 6 Brown Street, Dungog, NSW, 2420
For more event information, go to scienceweek.net.au/scinema-dungog-with-guest-filmmakers-agronomist/
Anyone can participate in SCINEMA International Science Film Festival during National Science Week.
To host your own screening, click here.
To find your nearest screening at dozens of locations around Australia, click here.
SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is presented by Australia’s Science Channel, with thanks to BBC Earth.
This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government.