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157-161 Gloucester Street
The Rocks NSW 2000
NYU Sydney will be hosting NYU's Green Screens Environmental Film Series on Thursday 22 March and Friday 23 March. Screenings with filmmakers and activists on environmental issues facing communities worldwide, featuring Australian Academy of Cinema and Television's Cinematography in Documentary & Best Sound in a Documentary award-winner, BLUE with Director Karina Holden and featured surfer and environmentalist Tim Silverwood in Q&A; CONNECTION TO COUNTRY, about the Indigenous Western Australian Pilbara's battle to preserve Australia's 40000-year-old cultural heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry, followed by a Q&A with Roebourne-based Ngarluma filmmaker Director Tyson Mowarin; the award-winning film on backpackers, their travel stories, and impact filmed in Bhutan, Bolivia, Mali, and Thailand: GRINGO TRAILS, with Director Pegi Vail (NYU) & Producer Melvin Estrella in discussion; Navajo/Hopi filmmaker and NYU Anthropology PhD student Angelo Baca's documentary about the 5 tribes who fight to save their homeland by making it a national monument in SHASH JAA': BEARS EARS; and THE WAKE (6 min. excerpt) on the effects of climate change on Fijian communities forced to migrate with Directors Rowena Potts (NYU) and Ella Rubeli in Q&A.
THURSDAY 22 MARCH, 6:30-8:30PM
GRINGO TRAILS (75 min.), w/ Director Pegi Vail (NYU) & Producer Melvin Estrella Q&A, preceeded by THE WAKE (6 min. trailer) w/ filmmakers Rowena Potts (NYU) and Ella Rubeli Q&A
FRIDAY 23 MARCH, 2-4PM
SHASH JAA': BEARS EARS (25 min.) w/ Director Angelo Baca (NYU) Q&A via skype + CONNECTION TO COUNTRY (55 min.) w/ Director Tyson Mowarin in person Q&A
FRIDAY 23 MARCH, 5-7PM
BLUE (70 min.) w/ Director Karina Holden and environmentalist Tim Silverwood Q&A
Made possible by an NYU Green Grant, Office of Sustainability and a Visual Arts Initiative Award, NYU Arts Council.
Co-sponsors: Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU NY and NYU Sydney