Girl power at film fes­ti­val

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Tara Whitsed

Event or­gan­is­ers are gear­ing up for the fourth an­nual Tran­si­tion Tatura Film Fes­ti­val with four women fea­tured as guest speak­ers.

Strath­bo­gie Shire coun­cil­lor Kate Stothers, Greater Shep­par­ton Light­house Project chief ex­ec­u­tive Lisa McKen­zie, Greater Shep­par­ton City coun­cil­lor Seema Ab­dul­lah and waste of­fi­cer Jean Young will speak on their roles within their com­mu­ni­ties.

Event or­gan­iser Ross Mu­solino said their talks would in­clude how they go about en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in projects that en­able the com­mu­nity to tran­si­tion to a safe, more in­clu­sive and sus­tain­able place.

‘‘They’ll talk about what ideas they have for mak­ing their com­mu­nity more re­silient, in every sense, and how we could ap­ply some of those ideas and pro­cesses in and around Tatura,’’ he said.

Fel­low event or­gan­iser Rob McLean said this year’s key­note film would be Just Eat It.

‘‘It’s about a cou­ple who avoid pro­duc­ing waste,’’ he said.

Mr Mu­solino en­cour­aged peo­ple to come along to the day of in­spir­ing con­ver­sa­tions and films.

‘‘There’ll be more than 10 short films shown,’’ he said.

Mr Mu­solino said they were happy to have Nic­kee Free­man re­turn as MC for the day.

‘‘She did a great job last year and we are happy to have her back again be­cause she is some­body who is pas­sion­ate about lo­cal com­mu­nity, sus­tain­abil­ity and stew­ard­ship of our planet and all crea­tures who call it home,’’ he said.

The event will take place on Satur­day, Au­gust 19 from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at the Gallery Cafe´, 115 Ho­gan St, Tatura.

‘‘There will be morn­ing tea on ar­rival plus lunch, after­noon tea, nib­bles and end­less tea and cof­fee,’’ Mr Mu­solino said.

Tick­ets for the event cost $35 and book­ings are es­sen­tial from www.tick­et­

Wound up: Tran­si­tion Tatura Film Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers Ross Mu­solino and Rob McLean are ready for the event this month.

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