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.
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
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|
|Department||Centre for Science Communication|
|Location||The Regent Theatre|
18 The Octagon
|Cost||Tickets $10 (plus booking fee) |
|Contact Name||TicketDirect + 64 3 477 8597 / 0800 224 224|
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