What's on: Science & Storytelling Film Evenings: What's the Catch?

A series of marine-themed documentary screenings and Q&A sessions with the film-makers and scientists involved.

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Event Type:
Special event
Date:
15 October 2014
Time:
06.30 PM to 08.30 PM
Location:
Australian Museum Theatrette, entry via William St
Admission:
$15 ($10 Members)

The third instalment of our series has been curated by marine biologist Dr Adriana Vergés and documentary filmmaker Stephen Oliver.

The night will consist of a screening of “What’s the Catch?” Written, Directed and Series Produced by Stephen Oliver. And afterwards enjoy a Q&A session with a panel of experts.

"What’s the Catch?"

Come to the premiere of the first film from the shocking and revealing new SBS TV series where Matthew Evans investigates the complex truth about Australia’s seafood and discovers how we can all help ensure its future for generations to come. In this first episode, he shows the devastating impact of our insatiable demand for prawns and launches a legal campaign to change the way seafood is sold.

Q&A panel

These experts will discuss the way science stories are told on screen as well as wider issues of science communication. 

Matthew Evans – Former chef, food critic and star of The Gourmet Farmer on SBS, Matthew strongly believes in knowing the provenance of your food, however uncomfortable that truth may be. As presenter of the provocative new investigative SBS series What’s the Catch? he heads out of his comfort zone to navigate the often murky waters of Australia’s seafood.

Stephen Oliver – Writer, Director and Series Producer of What’s the Catch? Stephen has garnered widespread critical acclaim in both Australia and the UK for his films which have been broadcast on many of the world’s most prestigious broadcasters. He has covered all manner of subjects from polygamous pop stars to Islamic extremists, (via wine, fish and comedy) and even the odd heroic marsupial.

David Ritter – Chief Executive Officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. David returned to Australia to take up this role in 2012 after five years working in a senior campaigns position with Greenpeace in London. A former lawyer and academic, David is a widely published political commentator.

How to book 

Book online below or contact our Science Festival team on (02) 9320 6389 or via email or on Twitter.

This event is a collaboration between the Australian Museum Science Festival team, the Australian Marine Science Association and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, in association with the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre (UNSW).

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