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"The Hungry Tide": Screening with Q and A with film maker and other experts

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UTS Building 6 (Peter Johnson Building) - Level 3

702 Harris St

Ultimo, NSW 2007

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Internationally renowned documentary maker, Tom Zubrycki, will join UTS Climate Change experts including Dr Ian McGregor (veteran of 7 UN Climate Summits) for a Q and A following a screening of Tom's acclaimed climate change documentary - The Hungry Tide.

The Hungry Tide

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 been given the task of alerting the world to her sinking homeland. The film follows Maria from a small Sydney high school to the world stage. Shy at first, we watch her grow in confidence as she takes her country's message to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, and a year later to Cancun. Copenhagen ends in failure, and evidence emerges of Australia's' complicity in silencing Pacific nations. Back in Sydney Maria receives troubling news. Via the crackly CB radio link to her home island she finds out that her beloved father is very ill. She must return home immediately. Meanwhile in Kiribati storm tides are sweeping into villages and fragile sea walls are crumbling. The urbane President Anote Tong, acutely aware of these problems, says his government lacks the resources to fix them. The eventual relocation of his people is inevitable, he believes: "we have to assume the worst".

You can find much more about the Hungry Tide documentary at the website: http://thehungrytide.com.au

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