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Science Communication Student Film Premiere 2019

Join us for a showcase of films by the world’s next generation of science film-makers

Five students from the Centre for Science Communication's Master of Science Communication (Science and Natural History) Filmmaking programme will premiere their 25-minute films.

Fairy Steps

Helping Ella to walk

Four-year-old Ella has not been able to accomplish one of the biggest milestones in a child’s life, her first steps. Ella was born with Cerebral Palsy affecting both her legs and her left arm. Can the Yearbury family get to the USA for an invasive spinal surgery and is it worth the risk?

Film-maker: Samantha Smyrke

Evolving Evolution

How species carve their own paths

The story of how species can change the course of their own evolutionary paths – according to a contested theory in evolutionary biology.

Film-maker: Summer Gleeson

The Silent Invader

Can it be stopped?

The seaweed Undaria is spreading around the New Zealand coast, including the pristine shore of Fiordland. Despite a team of dedicated divers desperately trying to stop this relentless invasive species, Undaria just keeps coming and now the government isn`t sure if this battle is worth the fight. Can they find a way to win the war or will New Zealand`s oceans be taken over by this silent invader?

Film-maker: Berenice Matthieu

Paw and Claw

Finding the balance between pets and wildlife

What does Charlie the cat get up to when his owner is away? Paw and Claw explores how cats have impacted New Zealand’s native wildlife and looks for a future where the two can live in harmony.

Film-maker: Tegan Good


Science, sculpture and the sea

Dunedin-born artist Tori Clearwater finds inspiration in Southern Ocean science. Delving into the interconnected threats seabirds face, she develops a thought-provoking sculpture that reflects the impacts of long-lining on White Chinned Petrels.

Film-maker: Lana Young
Date Saturday, 27 July 2019
Time 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Film
DepartmentCentre for Science Communication
LocationThe Regent Theatre
18 The Octagon
CostTickets $10 (plus booking fee)
Contact NameTicketDirect + 64 3 477 8597 / 0800 224 224
Or the Regent Theatre (subject to availability)

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