What's on: Science & Storytelling Film Evenings: The Real Jaws

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

Science & Storytelling Film Evening: The Real Jaws #1

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Event Type:
Special event
19 August 2014 to 19 August 2014
06.30 PM to 08.30 PM
Australian Museum Theatrette, entry via William St
$15 ($10 Members)

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

Watch a screening of 'The Real Jaws', directed by Adam Geiger and produced by Prospero Productions and Sealight Pictures, and afterwards enjoy a Q&A session with a panel of experts. 

The Real Jaws

Like in the movie ‘Jaws’, shark attack is one of our worst nightmares. In the waters of Western Australia, a recent spate of fatal attacks has shocked the community and scientists. And off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a dramatic increase in the sightings of great white sharks puts swimmers at risk.

What’s caused this surge in fatal attacks? What triggers a shark’s attack on a human? Scientists in Massachusetts and Western Australia are delving into shark biology… exploring how they sense their world… understanding their behaviour… and racing to find new ways to stop them before they bite.

Q&A panel

These experts will discuss the way science stories are told on screen as well as a wider issues of science communication.
Adam Geiger - Director of the film.
Professor Shaun Collin - World leading expert in shark neurobiology and vision, featured in the film.
Mark McGrouther - Ichthyology Collection Manager at the Australian Museum.
Stephen Oliver - Documentary filmmaker who will be moderating the conversation.

How to book 

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

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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