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Films that Matter: Fools and Dreamers

30/08/2019 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


“Watch this natural Kiwi miracle: how the earth regenerates native bush if given half a chance.” – Bunny McDiarmid, Executive Director Greenpeace International
“Fools and Dreamers tells the most important story of our time.” – Paul Hawken, founder Project Drawdown. Fools & Dreamers is a 30-minute documentary telling the story of Hinewai Nature Reserve, on Canterbury’s Banks Peninsula, and its kaitiaki/manager of 30 years, botanist Hugh Wilson. We learn about the commitment of Hugh and the Maurice White Native Forest Trust to regenerate marginal, hilly farmland into native forest, using a minimal interference method that allows nature to do the work, giving life to over 1500 hectares of native forest, waterways, and the creatures that live within them. After the film we will have a discussion with Paul Broady, a regular WEA lecturer on science who also owns land adjacent to the Hinewai Nature Reserve.

Films that Matter:
This winter grab a seat at the WEA for some screenings of great films that look at important issues. You can pick the films that interest you or opt for a film pass and come along to all three screenings. Please note that the fee is a donation to cover the costs and includes a seat at a post film discussion as well as hot chocolate, cookies and popcorn!


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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59 Gloucester St
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Canterbury WEA
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