7th Annual Transitions Film Festival Returns to Cinema Nova, Melbourne

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The 7th annual Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February with another inspiring line-up of world-changing films.

Showcasing local and international documentaries aimed at empowering audiences to build a better world, the films in this year’s program cover a broad range of themes including: the future of food, ocean health, big data, online privacy, climate change, animal welfare, renewable energy, social justice and the revolutionary potential of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence.

The Festival opens with Food Fighter, a powerful Australian feature about the unstoppable Founder and CEO of  OzHarvest, Ronni Kahn, and her epic battle to end food waste in Australia, and closes with Albatross, the highly anticipated debut feature film from internationally acclaimed artist and activist Chris Jordan, which explores the devastating consequences of plastics on our oceans and wildlife.

The accelerating threats and impacts of climate change are explored in Thank You For the Rain – a profound story about a Kenyan farmer and the effects of climate change on his family; and Living in the Future’s Past, which follows Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges as he delves into the worlds of dark ecology, entropy and the end of nature to help us understand our place in the world.

Operation Jeedara, an Australian documentary narrated by Bob Brown, follows the mission of a brave crew as they set out to protect the Great Australian Bight from the destructive impacts of oil pollution.

Women’s empowerment is celebrated in Amplify Her, which majestically explores the power of femininity and the role of women in the electronic music industry.

Other highlights include Last Animals, a visceral adventure story about the humans struggling to protect our endanger species, and Within Formal Cities, which explores the revolutionary power of well-thought-out architecture to improve the lives of some of the world’s most impoverished citizens.

Special guests of the Festival include Ronni Kahn and Dan Goldberg (Food Fighter), Ian Mackenzie (Amplify Her), Johanna Kelly and Cameron Marshad (The Gateway Bug), Eliza Muirhead and Tim Watters (Operation Jeedara).

The complete program includes over 27 feature documentaries, including 20 Australian premieres, as well as a speaker program featuring foremost sustainability academics, artists and entrepreneurs.

The Transitions Film Festival
February 22 until March 9 

Tickets on sale now from the box office or online at www.cinemanova.com.au