Film fo­cus on big is­sue

The Tatura Guardian - - Community - By De­clan Martin

Tran­si­tion Tatura Film Fes­ti­val’s Ross Mu­solino hoped peo­ple would be in­spired to do more for their com­mu­nity and the en­vi­ron­ment af­ter the event on Satur­day.

The key­note film Just Eat was in­tro­duced by guest speaker Jean Young, from Sus­tain­abil­ity Vic­to­ria, who said it was won­der­ful to be able to talk big is­sues.

‘‘It’s about em­pow­er­ing com­mu­ni­ties to get or­gan­ised to find the best way to work to­gether,’’ Ms Young said.

‘‘The film is quite con­fronting, peo­ple are sur­prised at the amount of waste that hap­pens but it also high­lights small ac­tions ev­ery­one can do.’’

Strath­bo­gie Shire Coun­cil­lor Kate Stothers said the day was about em­pow­er­ing and strength­en­ing peo­ple to pur­sue projects to im­prove our com­mu­ni­ties.

Mr Mu­solino said the guest speak­ers did a great job of de­scrib­ing their roles within their re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ties and how they were go­ing about en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in projects that en­able the com­mu­nity to tran­si­tion to a safe, more in­clu­sive and sus­tain­able place.

‘‘The speak­ers spoke about the need to say or do to reignite in­ter­est among those who are dis­en­gaged from the idea of com­mu­nity and what ideas they have for mak­ing their com­mu­nity more re­silient, in ev­ery sense, and how could we ap­ply some of those ideas and pro­cesses in and around Tatura.’’

Mr Mu­solino said the all-fe­male panel ref lected on the lead­er­ship women have shown across the world in this space.

Tran­si­tion Tatura is the 367th town or com­mu­nity to be­come a part of the world­wide Tran­si­tion Move­ment.

The com­prised grass­roots move­ment

vi­brant, com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives that seek to build com­mu­nity re­silience in the face of such chal­lenges as peak oil, cli­mate change and the eco­nomic cri­sis.

This is the fourth film fes­ti­val held by Tran­si­tion Tatura.

Women lead­ing change: Guest speak­ers at the Tatura Tran­si­tion Film Fes­ti­val Nic­kee Free­man, Jean Young, Kate Stothers and Seema Ab­dul­lah. Con­ver­sa­tion: Marie Van Den Bosch and San­dra Davey dis­cuss the in­ter­est­ing films and books on show at the Tran­si­tion Film Fes­ti­val.

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