What's on: Film screening and Q&A: The Hungry Tide
Maria Tiimon, a Kiribati woman living in Sydney, faces the challenging task of alerting the world to her sinking homeland.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 28 July 2018
- 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
- Halstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
- Free after admission
The Pacific nation of Kiribati is on the front line of climate change. Sea level rise is threatening the lives of 105,000 people in this vulnerable and forgotten corner of the Pacific. Maria Tiimon, a Kiribati woman living in Sydney, has the task of alerting the world to her sinking homeland. The Hungry Tide follows Maria from a small Sydney high school to the world stage. Shy at first, we watch her confidence grow as she takes her country’s message to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, and a year later to Cancun. Meanwhile in Kiribati storm tides are sweeping into villages and fragile sea walls are crumbling.
Join us for a screening followed by a Q&A with The Hungry Tide director and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Tom Zubrycki and activist Maria Tiimon.
The screening is part of Oceania Rising: Climate Change in our Region.
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This event is free with museum admission. Booking a ticket in advance covers museum admission (just show your ticket at the front desk) and guarantees you a seat at the screening.