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NON VIOLENCE FILM FESTIVAL 1-5 MAY 2017 PROGRAM, PEACE STUDIES - UNE

GIVE TREES A CHANCE, 1980 (47 minutes) 

This 1980 documentary tells the story of the first eco-blockade in the world - the Terania Creek forest protest in Australia in 1979. A historic event, it brought rainforest preservation into public consciousness and led to the formation of the Nightcap National Park. Narrated by Jack Thompson. This screening is followed by a discussion led by Dr Vanessa Bible, a lead researcher into non-violent activism and the Terania Creek blockade. 

All films are FREE and begin at 1 pm. This is a School of Humanities initiative. With a focus on youth, this year’s festival is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss important issues facing the world today.