Tuesday 28th February, 2023 6.15-8:45 pm
Cinema NOVA, Level 1, 380 Lygon St, Carlton
As part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Dr. Bronner’s presents an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary 'Coextinction’, for the very first time in Australia on February 28th.
After a mother orca carries her dead calf for 17 days, two filmmakers spring into action, joining Indigenous leaders and scientists making a final attempt to save the last 73 Southern Resident orcas from extinction. Moving beyond a traditional wildlife documentary, Coextinction takes audiences deep into the oceans and forests of the Pacific Northwest to witness the complex systems of interconnectedness linking together ecosystem collapse, centuries of injustice against Indigenous peoples, and the frontlines of the world’s most pressing environmental threats. No species goes extinct in isolation.
Following the documentary, passionate actress, producer and changemaker, Maree Lowes, will delve into the film's themes - how they relate to where we live and ways in which we can take action to restore Indigenous power, regenerate the environment and support local communities – with special guests including:
Yaraan Bundle, Whale Dreaming Custodian and Creative Director/Coordinator of SOPEC (Southern Ocean Protection Embassy Collective);
Damien Cole, National Campaign Director of Surfrider and Environmental Activist; and
Peter Markowiec, Education Coordinator of Sea Shepherd Australia's Melbourne Chapter.
Watch film preview here
All audience members will receive a free Dr. Bronner's Adventure Soap Gift Pack, which includes a special edition 118mL bottle, pack valued at $29.95!
Location: Cinema NOVA, Level 1, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
*This is a not-for-profit event. Ticket sales cover event costs with proceeds being donated to charity.
Dr. Bronner's respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.