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.

Tebekenikora Village, Kiribati (film still, The Hungry Tide)

Tebekenikora Village, Kiribati (film still, The Hungry Tide)
Photographer:  © Tom Zubrycki

Event Type:
Special event
Date:
28 July 2018
Time:
10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Location:
Halstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Admission:
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.

For enquiries or to ask us about access services, please email programs@austmus.gov.au or call (02) 9320 6311.

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